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by drdagor
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PSoC Backpack or Shield
Replies: 0
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PSoC Backpack or Shield

Personally I like calling them "backpacks", but what we are talking about is a child board, or what Arduino calls a shield. Cypress Semiconduct makes a family of parts called PSoC. Two of the family members (PSoC 4 and PSoC 5) use ARM processors like Raspberry Pi to power the part. Another family, P...
by drdagor
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: LOGO: An oldie but goodie.
Replies: 7
Views: 5497

LOGO: An oldie but goodie.

Thirty years ago -- Pre Scratch -- a great little first language for young coders was LOGO. Also from the MIT lab courtesy of Seymour Pappert, LOGO remains a wonderful learning environment. The source code of this language is openly available. But it requires a port. Any interest in bringing this ge...
by drdagor
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 128
Views: 40988

Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

Back to the root note... Is Scratch viable on the RPi? Sounds like it is, but that a native code implementation is required to get performance up. As it is, the performance is bad enough to discourage anyone trying to do more than trivial programming. And I think the concensus is that Scratch ought ...

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