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by Siskris
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: Soldering

Thank you, that's quite a relief. I thought for a while that having a Raspberry pi meant that I would have to learn even more skills than was intended.
by Siskris
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Soldering

Stupidly, I put too much pressure on the small silver cylindrical object close to the power input and it came off. It is with much trepidation that I am thinking of soldering it back. It would appear to have a right way round, matching the black plastic bit at the bottom to the outline on the board....
by Siskris
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When my RPi Arrives
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: When my RPi Arrives

I'm a maker and a tinkerer, not a developer but when my Pi (eventually) arrives if I've any spare time I'd be happy to have a go at testing educational software.

Which would be the best distro to install and how can I participate in this way?
by Siskris
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 570
Views: 233180

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>My first was a Sinclair ZX81 from an ad in a Sunday paper.  i was going to buy a 'fridge.....  Never did much on it and the program downloaded onto a cassettee recorder from Tomorrow's World didn't work.<br/> <br/> Second was a Sinclair QL in about 1986 from Dixons while I was doing a distance le...

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