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by Borg 1.0
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Short Crust Case
Replies: 65
Views: 52538

Re: Short Crust Case

Guys, I'm really disappointed that the project didn't make the funding target. I've been offline for a long time, and wasn't aware of this. Would it be worthwhile running the crowdfunding again? FWIW, I've dealth with other crowd funding sourcers, and IndieGoGo is by far the least worst. And it's th...
by Borg 1.0
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

<t>therealeasterbunny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Heavens above – why is this forum so buggy for editing – or is it just my PC?<br/> <br/> I don"t think it"s just your PC. I have the same problems on 5 different browsers on 3 different machines. I think it"s just a "feature" of the WP forum add-in. Stil...
by Borg 1.0
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

<t>TheRealEasterBunny said:<br/> I"m also currently trying to figure out how to power the Raspberry Pi from the VT320 - perhaps from a spare serial or parallel port at the back of the VT <br/> <br/> If anyone has any ideas on getting +5v from a serial or parallel port I"d be interested. I have googl...
by Borg 1.0
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

> use lamp

You don"t have a lamp.

> set fire to towel

What will you set fire to the towel with?

The mu suddenly farts, letting you guess its location, and mumbles something… You can only just make out the words… They sound like :
by Borg 1.0
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Virtualbox VM for the RaspberryPi
Replies: 58
Views: 15665

Re: Virtualbox VM for the RaspberryPi

<t>Russell, thanks so much for doing so much, so well, for so many!<br/> <br/> I haven"t *nixed seriously for over 20 years, so I"m havin" a BALL! To give you an idea, my last install "distro" was for SCO unix, using 35 1.2M floppies! Ah, the bad "ol days... So it"s been a _very_ pleasant surprise t...
by Borg 1.0
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 146831

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>Is anyone else surprised by the wide range of fascinating machines that didn"t "do" all that much (by today"s standards), but are so warmly remembered (if not preserved!); whereas the IBM clones that we rely on so much (for so many things) are just a stream of "beige"?<br/> <br/> I mean, I rememb...
by Borg 1.0
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 146831

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>What a wonderful blast from the past! Isn"t it amazing to know how much all us geeks have in common?<br/> <br/> My first was a Super80 – a kit computer published by Electronics Australia in 1978. 2 MHz Z80, with 16k DRAM and a 64x20 display (from memory). Cassette storage using the Kansas City St...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Database error on website
Replies: 23
Views: 3325

Re: Database error on website

<t>Did anyone else notice a "maintenance" type error earlier today? (sorry to be so vague, I"m on the iPad and the system I normally use is upstairs and I can"t walk at the moment)...<br/> <br/> I couldn"t even get a nice "database error" for about 7 hours (give or take, that would be about 9 hours ...
by Borg 1.0
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Knight Glasses!
Replies: 0
Views: 969

Re: Knight Glasses!

<t>Now that I"ve seen the QML and QT5 demo working, I can put the RPi"s performance into perspective (even though I figure most of the WOW factor was due to the lovely integrated graphics thingo).<br/> <br/> My pet project, (targeted at bookworms, since I"m an incredibly passionate - and fast *- rea...
by Borg 1.0
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)
Replies: 43
Views: 18189

Re: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)

<t>Oh, I think I may have just dribbled a little bit...mmmmmm, pascal!<br/> <br/> I would really appreciate any documentary help if I get stuck with FP on the RPi, as it"s some time since I linuxed in anger, so like others, I"m very thankful of your offer! Meanwhile, I"m brushing up on my Linux with...
by Borg 1.0
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 90960

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<r>Steve said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi Guys,<br/> <br/> I"m a Mechanical Design Engineer that works for a electronics company, I have experiences designing Injection Moulded enclosures to house PCBs.<br/> <br/> Can you provide a .step (3D model) of the PCB, Altium designer can export this format. We co...
by Borg 1.0
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Tailor-Made Programming Language
Replies: 49
Views: 10307

Re: Tailor-Made Programming Language

<t>Bugger, bugger, bugger: I just lost an hour's reply to this thread thanks to Chrome's F12 key. Sigh. Ok.<br/> <br/> I've been watching this thread with some interest. I find it fascinating (not to mention ironic) that such a logical and objective thing as a language construct generates so much em...
by Borg 1.0
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 381317

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Mulch said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @Raspioneer<br/> <br/> Not sure if I like black or translucent pink best?<br/> <br/> <br/> Mulch, you have a real knack for design... The translucent red PiBox looks good enough to eat!<br/> <br/> Now, how do we (that's the Royal "we") get your design physically real...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 381317

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>tzj said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://imgur.com/a/KhxA6">http://imgur.com/a/KhxA6</URL><br/> <br/> well... this gives me ideas <br/> <br/> <br/> Dude, that's a seriously disturbing webpage... A dead beaver with an electric knife and motherboard posed next to it, however artistic, would giv...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t>Steady_Bear said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I could be wrong, but a good heavy bottomed frying pan on the gas ring may well do the job nicely. Or, set your oven to about 220 degC (just above maybe) should allow reflow of your board.<br/> <br/> I've done reflow at work, and depending on how complex the de...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t>Mattylad said: <br/> <br/> <br/> HI folks, a fantastic offer there.<br/> <br/> Can I ask what PCB software you would use for this Cephas?<br/> <br/> <br/> Mattylad, I use Altium Designer 6.0.<br/> <br/> It's way overpowered for my über-simple needs (I've only ever done one board design with an FP...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Lego case project
Replies: 68
Views: 80566

Re: Lego case project

<t>Although I'd personally prefer a machined titanium case with platinum hinges and a neodymium catch, the lego design is definitely a very close second!<br/> <br/> The only concern I have with the "traditional" lego is the strength of the locking force.<br/> <br/> I wouldn't mind seeing a one-piece...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 90960

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have taken one of the Beta boards and a digital ruler/caliper.<br/> <br/> <br/> Gert, is it possible that the PCB design file could be used to get the exact measurements, instead of the ruler/string method? <br/> <br/> I can send the PCB file to a local CNC place fo...
by Borg 1.0
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software
Replies: 133
Views: 48081

Re: Easy GPIO Hardware & Software

<t>First, a huge thank you to James and Gert! That is exactly the type of information we've been dying to know. Your responses are very much appreciated!<br/> <br/> As meltwater said, I'm offering a PCB design/fabrication service at no charge (except the manufacturing and postage costs! ) for anyone...
by Borg 1.0
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t>Mavi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No problem. The PCB is the hardest part anyway.<br/> <br/> Bit OT but:<br/> <br/> It seems that I have to build a "single component reflow heater". I always have this one component on a board (like single accelerometer etc.) that needs reflow so I might just build thi...
by Borg 1.0
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t><br/> The idea really is to have some standard circuits for people to do the very basics with the R-Pi, on breadboards or stripboards, but a PCB with a selection of these circuits on (say two of each, plus 2 additional LEDs circuits) would be very handy I think for beginners to use.  Obviously th...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t>Thanks Mavi!<br/> <br/> I don"t have the ability to do reflow soldering as such, sorry. I either hand-solder everything, or design with parts that allow hand-soldering! <br/> <br/> Having said that... There are some great personal reflow ideas on the net. It"s definitely worthwhile checking out S...
by Borg 1.0
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Prototyping offer
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: PCB Prototyping offer

<t>Thanks for the feedback guys, I hope I can help out!<br/> <br/> Here's a couple of my more complex designs, to give you an idea of what's possible. Both are double-sided, solder masked, and silkscreened, all done by my current fab place.<br/> <br/> I apologise for the size of the images, I couldn...
by Borg 1.0
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BCM2835 datasheet
Replies: 189
Views: 71141

Re: BCM2835 datasheet

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why make one when you can order one off the internet. http://www.toshiba-components......65XBGA.pdf That is a one specific IC that does it.  I found it by doing a search of this very forum.<br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks, Jessie, for the clarification, that"s most helpful....
by Borg 1.0
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 70703

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<t>No problem, guys, just thought I"d offer!<br/> <br/> My "host" system (at least, the one I"m planning on using with the RasPi) doesn"t have a virtual machine (so Linux-ing the images isn"t an option I can use), and it doesn"t run java either. I guess this makes it a "corner case" box, hence my wi...

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