Go to advanced search

by MrBunsy
Thu May 24, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case
Replies: 149
Views: 164507

Re: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case

Not quite as expertly made as some of yours, but functional! (old atom server in steel computer case, new pi server in cardboard :D) http://www.lukewallin.co.uk/images/raspberry_pi/case1_small.jpg http://www.lukewallin.co.uk/images/raspberry_pi/case2_small.jpg http://www.lukewallin.co.uk/images/rasp...
by MrBunsy
Thu May 24, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi Render Farm!
Replies: 11
Views: 21089

Re: Raspberry Pi Render Farm!

Nice! But, raytracing in Java? Why not C/C++? Mostly because I like having a garbage collector, and this was more of an experiment than a real attempt at an efficient ray-tracer. Plus I really like the portability of Java, I can write my little project on my windows desktop, but also run it on my A...
by MrBunsy
Wed May 23, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Who has the most raspis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Who has the most raspis?

I spammed RS's box with lots of emails at a few minutes past 6 on the opening day because I couldn't tell if it was working - they all came through recently!

I've only ordered one extra one for myself though, I gave the other buy-now codes away.
by MrBunsy
Sun May 20, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi Render Farm!
Replies: 11
Views: 21089

Re: Raspberry Pi Render Farm!

Wonder if there's a way to do this sort of thing in the GPU? It's effectively a processor with lots of cores... (Disclaimer: I don't know how you'd do this.) I have wondered exactly this, but I've never used openGL and I'm not quite sure if it or something similar (openCV?) would be able to do what...
by MrBunsy
Wed May 16, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi Render Farm!
Replies: 11
Views: 21089

Raspberry Pi Render Farm!

For kicks a while ago I wrote my own ray tracer in java, so naturally the first thing I did when I got hold of my pi was to try and see how it compares to my other machines for rendering speed! The pi does rather make even an atom machine look powerful :P I've yet to search for any better java VMs, ...
by MrBunsy
Fri May 04, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap
Replies: 11
Views: 2120

Re: Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap

Hmm, is it just me or does it seem like that article is barking up entirely the wrong tree?  I always thought of embedded programming as a far more Electronics/engineering area than compsci - certainly we (electronics guys) have done far more of it than the compscis at my uni.
by MrBunsy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Pi and Arduino
Replies: 24
Views: 9543

Re: Pi and Arduino

Have you considered using the Pi's UART instead?  Would leave the USB ports free for even more stuff - like connecting the PI+AVR to a PC.
by MrBunsy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Up in ARM's
Replies: 37
Views: 6062

Re: Up in ARM's

<t>What do you mean?  ARM's good at what it does - low power computing.<br/> <br/> I imagine it's going to continue in the phone and handheld market for a long while, and it might break into the server market.  If it does, that will be interesting to watch!<br/> <br/> I can't see it ever getting int...
by MrBunsy
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WRIST MOUNTED PI! [help!]
Replies: 10
Views: 6564

Re: WRIST MOUNTED PI! [help!]

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Any human-powered kinetic energy conversion system less powerful than a bike isn"t going to hack it for powering a Pi, so to speak. Even a hand-cranked flashlight only generates half the power required by just the Pi, much less a keyboard, mouse, and especially ...
by MrBunsy
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11369

Re: Concern trolling

<t>UncleDave said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It's a failure because there has been a failure in communication.<br/> <br/> <br/> Going to have to disagree here, I've not posted on these forums before, but I have been following the blog and lurking here for some months.<br/> <br/> I can't think of any times w...

Go to advanced search