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by drjohnsmith
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 21671

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

<r>if you want to have fun with fpgas,<br/> <br/> why not use an fpga board.<br/> <br/> USD 90 , so more than a rPi ,<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.xilinx.com/products.....MB-LX9.htm">http://www.xilinx.com/products.....MB-LX9.htm</URL><br/> <br/> but has all the tools etc you need to have a great ...
by drjohnsmith
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 506
Views: 203494

Re: What was your first computer?

an interesting , but may be off topic thought

we who answer this thread are by definition, almost, all old geeks.

The PI is aimed at the new programmer,

I wonder how many of them there are on the forums,

how can we get 'them' involved in the project ?
by drjohnsmith
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

Re: sockets on next board

well

your the experts,

hope case will be on sale as well, I'd love to see one close up,
by drjohnsmith
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

Re: sockets on next board

<t>can I ask, it might be off topic.<br/>    the case for the education version, <br/>        how are you going to mount the board ?<br/>           no mounting holes on the pi , <br/>        how are you going to get the connectors accessable on all 4 edges ?<br/>     <br/> oh and whilst i'm on, <br/...
by drjohnsmith
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

Re: sockets on next board

<t>120 % agree on the educational status,<br/> <br/> can I add, that schools in my experiance are going to want a case of some sort, to stop people probing around with biro / papaer clips et all.<br/> <br/> kids are like that.<br/> <br/> and the lack of mounting holes menas they can't even do the 'n...
by drjohnsmith
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 7995

Re: Barebones Pi

<t>I get the BBC referance,<br/> <br/> I had a hard fight to get a company to get a micro for the office back then, managed in the end to get a BBC B in,<br/> <br/> used the tube interface.<br/> <br/> as for why a A and B raspberry PI,<br/> <br/> not so convinced, education in the UK, is going to wa...
by drjohnsmith
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 7995

Re: Barebones Pi

I can understand all this,

options cost money,

it is strange that there is a A and B version of PI,

I'd have thought a few more bob could be saved on making only the B,
by drjohnsmith
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

Re: sockets on next board

<t>hi<br/> <br/> thank you for the pi. oh boy are we all looking at getting our hands on them.<br/> <br/> its a great idea, mainly for sodtware development I think,<br/> <br/> We are looking forward to the CAD files and the gerbers, see how the heck you managed to rout on 4 layers.<br/> <br/> in ter...
by drjohnsmith
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 7995

Re: Barebones Pi

<t>Ok,<br/> <br/> so what sort of quantities of the chips do we have to look to ?<br/> <br/> I have a few companies that would love to use begal boards in their designs,<br/> <br/> but are too expencive to sell on,<br/> <br/> custom boards, yep I have a few companies that do them, but they ar ein to...
by drjohnsmith
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 21671

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

ghdl
by drjohnsmith
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 506
Views: 203494

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>Oh dear<br/> <br/> first computer used, was a UNIVAC, at the insurance company where my father worked. playing computer lander via punch cards at the weekend.... the mid 60's.<br/> <br/> made an impression, as I still have a bunch of the punch cards in the loft !<br/> <br/> first home computer wa...

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