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by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 11187

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>PisRUS said: <br/> <br/> I repair old arcade game circuit boards for a living (most boards from the late 70s to mid 90s)<br/> Awesome !!<br/> <br/> I have a old Table top space invaders made by SEGA, when I first power it on the top of the screen is all warped, after it warms up a bit it all stra...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 11187

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> . Besides, while you are removing the USB hub, and replacing it with a single USB, and making the other changes <br/> <br/> sorry, i should have made myself a little more clear. I didn't mean convert the broken boards to A's, just do a whole production run of A's and jus...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 11187

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>what would be an AWESOME idea while there is an issue sourcing the correct components....<br/> <br/> DO A RUN OF MODEL A BOARDS!!!<br/> <br/> as it is exactly the same as the b board, minus the RJ 45 and a difrent usb socket, take off the USB hub chip....<br/> <br/> there are plenty of people tha...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12241

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<r>error404 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> XBMC is to RPi as Games were to C64.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> actually, openELEC are porting their version to the Pi too, i find their version a little more slick and less bloat...<br/> <br/> the RPi's killer app maybe?<br/> <br/> game on...<br/> <br/> <URL url="htt...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8912

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

I found this ubuntu bug report regarding "ARM version not supporting V6 RaspPi" and found it an interesting read.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/848154

[Mod fixed link- Michael]
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4451

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

@ RaTTuS, Yeah, first place i searched was farnell and rs, plenty of board mounted options as in your links, but alas, they are not chassis mounted.

@ XAPBob, if i cant adapt something like this then it looks like the board will have to go to the edge

by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Idea For RaspberryPi case
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: Idea For RaspberryPi case

<r>i have a broken bbc b, i plan on putting a RPi in it and run an emulator.<br/> <br/> a quick search of  the web will turn up a nice little circuit diagram and code to interface the bbc b keyboard to usb...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> the keyboard controller is on the right, the board in the middle is ...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12241

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder what sort of reaction this project would have received in Dragon's Den?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> i suspect it would have been less than popular with the dragons on multiple sides.<br/> <br/> <br/> lack of a patent - there is nothing stopping someone el...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4451

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

<t>one of the things that ha been noted about the RPi is the layout of the various sockets to plug git into being near enough scattered around to the point it appears they are placed to best suit the designer of the pcb in way of making his life easy...(i may be incorrect)<br/> <br/> I have many pro...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12241

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>the fact that the device going on sale/re-order crashed the websites of two major suppliers of electronics equipment in a massive way shows that the device has a big demand and it does make me wonder why this wasn't done before.<br/> <br/> Bringing the RPi to market at the price point of $35 has ...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 57020

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

megga annoyed at farnell... they just pushed my delivery date back another month to 15th May

Lets hope RS do a better job with my order
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!

<t>i assumed he meant Card = SD Card, and Charge, Charger (PSU)...<br/> <br/> I did not see anyone else mention a CC charge when buying. I certainly wasn't. and even if it was, I have never seen a CC charge so high in my life. I can only assume the OP has a postal address outside of the uk, It would...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Farnell - Rip Off Britain is alive and well!!!!

<t>just  to add to this "debate"...<br/> <br/> the price for the Pi is very reasonable and Raspberry have done a very good job at getting the partners to keep the price as close to the $35 mark as possible.<br/> <br/> The OP appears to be hacked off at the price hike when it comes to the additional ...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32986

Re: RS Components

<t>chorlton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I can't help notice and feel that a LOT of people have "only" a register of interest, or no response at all from RS and so will then have gone on to Farnell and received a confirmed shipping date. So LOTS of RS's interest won't materialise into orders.<br/> <br/> ...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 57020

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>after battling my way through DDOS's websites at RS and Farnell, I managed to get a "register your interest" sent off to RS at around 6.03...<br/> <br/> I was a little miffed when the tweet from Raspberry claimed if you cot to that page, that it was the wrong page.... so I spent what felt like et...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32986

Re: RS Components

I finally got my notice from RS.. as I registered interest at just after 6am, i think i may be in with getting one from the first batch already winging its way to blighty...

which will more than make up for faenell putting my delivery date back from march to late april
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A - will the missing components have their holes filled?
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Model A - will the missing components have their holes filled?

<t>I agree with you mattylad, Its is something that can be spec'ed for the manufacturing process. But.... with a big but....<br/> <br/> it will be slightly more than just the RJ45 socket missing & and a single USB port instead of a double. There will be a couple of supporting chips and passive c...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2772

Re: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?

<t>I assume the whole point of getting companies like RS and Farnell on board was to take the restrictions that Raspberry have in ways of production runs off.<br/> <br/> The first order of !0,000 units Raspberry had was limited to that number purely by the amount of money Raspberry was able to raise...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 16894

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

in fact, if it continues to be a stupid amount to buy in other EU countries, then I will look into buying them from RS myself in the UK and send them out to people in europe, at cost price to me + £1 to donate to Raspberry...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 16894

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>I cant believe people are grumbling at the price....<br/> <br/> raspberry always stated the price point would be $35 for the model B, and the reasons was that they buy the components in USD.<br/> <br/> now because of the ever fluctuating changes in the USD to GBP excange rate the price is always ...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32986

Re: RS Components

<t>spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The point is though that we shouldn't have to use this subterfuge to buy a consumer product.<br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, As the Pi comes as a "bare bones" uncased item, its not actually a consumer product just yet. A developer preview release is probably more accur...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32986

Re: RS Components

<t><br/> <br/> ... how many people had more than one email address registered for the mailing list? Unbelievable!<br/> <br/> <br/> And what is the problem with that? Would you not consider that I do not have access to both addresses at the same time? FYI, I cant take my phone into most areas I work ...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32986

Re: RS Components

<t>I am both pleased and anoyed at the whole release of the RPi..<br/> <br/> first of all, I am on the mailing list for info the release of the pi at two different email addresses and did not get an email to either <br/> <br/> I got stuck on the rs website register interest at around 6.01 but never ...
by Smartybones
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: HI Tech low cost IP camera
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

Re: HI Tech low cost IP camera

<t>I gotta say, the expectation of a £35 IP camera cannot be to high, but depending on how its applied, it can still be a of good use.<br/> <br/> Usually the part of a cheap security camera that lets it down is not so much a poor quality camera, but one that cannot work in the lower light levels tha...
by Smartybones
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: HI Tech low cost IP camera
Replies: 6
Views: 3792

Re: HI Tech low cost IP camera

<t>to be fair, last time I looked on feepay for ip cameras the cheapest ones I could find was for around £80 and that wasn't even motorised.<br/> <br/> at £35 quid per cam, it near enough knocks the project out of the park... unless its done for giggles...<br/> <br/> a Pi could be used not just for ...

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