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by Siguy
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Telescope GoTo controller
Replies: 32
Views: 27679

Re: Telescope GoTo controller

<t>This is something the Raspberry Pi may or may not be suited to, and is probably overkill for. I was imagining that it could be connected to a motor-driven telescope mount, fitted with a small LCD and numeric keypad (or touchscreen) and programmed with a large celestial object database, which coul...
by Siguy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Physical design
Replies: 120
Views: 16434

Re: Physical design

Personally, I've been longing for a device that was a throwback to the late-90s/early-2000s design, with that colored translucent plastic and visible circuitry (think original iMac, Gameboy Color, etc.)
But I suppose that's a bit of a niche appeal.
by Siguy
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Physical design
Replies: 120
Views: 16434

Re: Physical design

Is the final product going to look like the prototype shown in photos? It seems like kind of an awkward shape. Yes, this is really quite minor, but I, personally, would prefer a rectangular circuit board.
by Siguy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Modularity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5938

Re: Modularity?

To allow the option of expansion, while keeping cost and size low, I like the idea of having additional USB ports in the form of solder pads and/or pins. Otherwise having a few extra mini or micro USB ports would be nice.

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