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by pygmy_giant
Tue May 14, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Production cost of the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

Re: Production cost of the Raspberry Pi

You might have to tilt your monitor on its side to read the bar graph when the next lot of accounts are published.
by pygmy_giant
Tue May 14, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: can i emulate ps2 games?
Replies: 12
Views: 60839

Re: can i emulate ps2 games?

Both use open gles 2.0 , so a port of source code might not be technically impossible should a developer be minded to do it, but the ps2s OS is doubtless very different to the Pi's - however there was a linux port for the ps2 for homebrew developers once upon a time... As you can pick up a ps2 for £...
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 13, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: My Camera arrived today... what now?
Replies: 108
Views: 29634

Re: My Camera arrived today... what now?

Wow - that is clear and smooth.

Have you used additional lighting or is that used in your video what you would normally have to see comfortably?
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 13, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: My Camera arrived today... what now?
Replies: 108
Views: 29634

Re: My Camera arrived today... what now?

How common - my duck has a moat house in the country, a town house in the city, winters in the south of france and has a wife to take his speeding points (those duck police are such plebs).
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 13, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: My Camera arrived today... what now?
Replies: 108
Views: 29634

Re: My Camera arrived today... what now?

The ability for Element14/Farnell to send out stuff before it's launched never ceases to amaze me.
That certainly wouldn't happen with RS - It's great to hear that Farnell are also distributing the board.
by pygmy_giant
Sun May 12, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Whatever - point is the recent pi balloon launch ran out of battery and stopped transmitting, so for projects like that, minimal is optimal.
by pygmy_giant
Sun May 12, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Better on your desktop but no good hanging from a weather balloon floating over to switzerland - 10 W for the Cubie vs 2.5 W for a Pi model A.

The tinyduino: http://tiny-circuits.com/products/tinyduino/asm2001/ has negligable power consumption
by pygmy_giant
Sat May 11, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Foundation (old) Camera Board information
Replies: 446
Views: 291793

Re: Foundation Camera Board information

M33P wrote:
I need to get the lens mount off without breaking the chip to get a 20um piece of dirt out.
Air duster?
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 10, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

ha!

The Foundation should put Berryboot on the downloads page.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 10, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Foundation (old) Camera Board information
Replies: 446
Views: 291793

Re: Foundation Camera Board information

As breaking out the Pi's 2nd camera connector on future board revisions has been ruled out by the Foundation, I wonder whether it would be theoretically possible (with some jiggery pokery) to connect multiple cameras to the single connector on a Pi and switch it between them? This could allow for st...
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 10, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Never got my Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Never got my Pi

which country are you in?
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 10, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Never got my Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Never got my Pi

Consumer Direct - 08454 04 05 06
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

I guess now that the Pi has successfully tested the market others are trying to establish themselves in it. This is uncharted territory - some of these new boards will flop and others will become established. Its too early to tell. The Pi has carved a niche, but the market will reach Pi saturation a...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

mmm - growing a community takes time - I would give the Mars board a chance to do that before being judgemental - its a big old world out there, and this forum is just one bubble in it.
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

ah - I found the link and inserted it in my previous at the exact same time you did in yours! It does look impressive, but how on earth does one use them - the established community is defiantely a + for the Pi.... but competition is snapping at its heels(!) Impressive spec but it needs 2A power so ...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

ooops - I missed that - http://linux-sunxi.org/images/2/24/Mars ... c_V1.3.pdf

I notice it does say "140 extend pin 2.0mm headers" which must be the 4 rows of 35 holes on the board.

I think the lack of pins already installed caused me to assume there were none!
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyPy for Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Re: PyPy for Pi

The News page says it is a "highly compatible alternative interpreter with an integrated tracing JIT compiler" - whats "an integrated tracing JIT compiler" - is that a compiler like GCC is a compiler? Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-in-time_compilation the program is stored in memory as byte...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

This link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BogoMips states BogoMips (from "bogus" and MIPS) is an unscientific measurement of CPU speed made by the Linux kernel when it boots to calibrate an internal busy-loop.[1] An oft-quoted definition of the term is "the number of million times per second a processo...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42382

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Also, the BBB looks like Darth Vader's pace maker, wheras the Pi has an aura of goodness. Thanks for highlighting the mars board: http://www.marsboard.com/ . New Pi clones seem to be popping up every week. As far as I am aware the Pi has the lowest price and lowest power consumption, especially the ...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 09, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A Raspberry Pi powered DIY Daft Punk helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: A Raspberry Pi powered DIY Daft Punk helmet

I wish my cycle helmet was as visible as that.
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 08, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Reading humidity with capacitive sensing
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Re: Reading humidity with capacitive sensing

Sorry to be a cynic, but have you calibrated your set-up against another trusted humidity sensor? I am delighted to see that someone has implemented capacitive sensing on the Pi but I am apprehensive about noise from fluctuations in the capacitance of the environment not related to humidity. Can you...
by pygmy_giant
Sun May 05, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Reading humidity with capacitive sensing
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Re: Reading humidity with capacitive sensing

hand hovering about 1 cm above the sensor is in the 600-620s
I think you've created a theramin - with the code do the hetrodyning?

perhaps this could be adapted for other uses?
by pygmy_giant
Sun May 05, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: For Sale: CuBox 2" Computer (Now £90!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4968

Re: For Sale: CuBox 2" Computer (£130)

Then put it on ebay.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 03, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show
Replies: 21
Views: 5619

Re: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show

Re Netsurf: I hate to say this, but I wrote the Pi off as a way to browse the web long ago, regardless of the operating system - I found it slow and inaccurate. To my mind internet connections on the Pi are only useful for downloading/upgrading software. Why would I bother using it to browse when I ...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 02, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show
Replies: 21
Views: 5619

Re: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show

I would feel like a dwarf gatecrashing a giants party
Whats wrong with that?

I have found them to be friendlier than your average (intellectual) giants.

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