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by JoeTarrant
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 223101

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>ANother thought. A server version.<br/> <br/> I suggested above that these would be great in developing countries. but if the school/college has no internet access, it wouldn't be do useful.<br/> <br/> However, if there was a server in the room that could act as a wifi base station and central st...
by JoeTarrant
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 223101

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

Anyone suggested that 1024 of these could be the world's cheapest cluster?
by JoeTarrant
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case Prototyping and Manufacturing
Replies: 22
Views: 6933

Re: Case Prototyping and Manufacturing

<t>I could see another possibility - if you're going to sell them to developing countries, just sell the motherboards and let the end users build their own cases from wood, bamboo or whatever. For use in desert countries, you'll need something rustproof (i.e., no vents). One of the reasons Nokia doe...
by JoeTarrant
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 223101

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>Put it in a case with a keyboard which has one of those IBM trackpoint nipple mice. You then have a "Pi-Box", which is like a modern Apple ][ with keyboard and mouse included<br/> <br/> I've seen articles online that say Africa is flooded with cheap Chinese TV sets. Plug the box into one and you ...
by JoeTarrant
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3720
Views: 209099

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi, all.<br/> <br/> I'm Joe. My first computer was an Amstrad PCW, an ultra-cheap 8-bit UK computer made in the early 1990s. I was a mature student then and I'm one again, now studying innovation management.<br/> <br/> Among other things, I'm interested in "low end internet": websites for mobile ...

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