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by SANGER_A2
Thu May 10, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

bnolsen said:


Thanks for doing the legwork for the source code links!


Cheers. Hope it's useful to people when they start looking into porting some games. Plus I can then try them out in the school!
by SANGER_A2
Wed May 02, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

<t>Other games I've played and forgotten about until now! <br/> <br/> Making all these lists has reminded me of some other non-Quake 3 based multiplayer games that we play, but I forgot to post them earlier. If I'm given permission to edit my posts I'll copy this into the earlier post and delete thi...
by SANGER_A2
Wed May 02, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

<t>Other games<br/> <br/> 0 A.D. - I'm pretty sure I tried this one ages ago and it didn't work in our school environment under Windows. Looks very cool though. There seems to be a good community behind it with lots of help. There is a nice compile guide here. It reminds me of fun days playing Age o...
by SANGER_A2
Wed May 02, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

<t>Non-Quake 3-based games<br/> <br/> Spring RTS - This games tends to hog resources (especially when using lots of units) so it may be too much for the R-Pi. I'd love to hear how it runs if anyone wants to try it. There are lots of simpler mods like Kernel Panic that should run much better than one...
by SANGER_A2
Wed May 02, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

<t>Okay then, I've discovered I cannot edit posts I've made, so I've done a reply and hope a mod will let me edit & delete my posts so I can copy this to one of the higher-up posts and delete any spares! Please bear in mind that I'm not an expert, I don't have a Pi yet - so all I'm doing here is...
by SANGER_A2
Wed May 02, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 33813

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

<t>I am an ICT teacher at a secondary school and run an after-school gaming club to help build up relationships with my students, encourage their team-work and problem-solving skills and help them to make new friends. As part of this, I spent a lot of time searching for and downloading completely fr...
by SANGER_A2
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 10889

Re: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit

Mattylad said:


Personally I plan to use ready made PCB fittings manufactured by Richco.

All I need to do is make a hole in the case then.


Something like the UBM or UBMC from here?
by SANGER_A2
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Media streamer case concept - feedback appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 5047

Re: Media streamer case concept - feedback appreciated!

<t>I think it looks awesome. Best-looking one yet. The first case for the Pi that doesn't have wires coming out of every side!<br/> <br/> Also, have people considered RF remotes? They don't need line of site. I have a Logitech UltraX and an ATI Remote Wonder 2 that I use with both my PCs and they wo...
by SANGER_A2
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 10889

Re: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit

<t>rurwin said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I have also managed to destroy a soldered joint with hot glue. Mind you, I was potting it, so it was up to temperature for a while, but those SMD resistors would heat up fast.<br/> <br/> <br/> I have to add that I have hot-glued loads of circuit boards. I do a lot of...
by SANGER_A2
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 45004

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

I like the idea of a non-3D-printed simple, cheap, UK-produced case. Keep it up and keep us posted!
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Skutter v0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 10435

Re: Skutter v0.1

Lol. I love the "9D! (on Monday Morning)" sign. Wonder what it says above it! I have a similar sign only it's "8N3"!!!
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 26480

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>morphy_richards said: <br/> <br/> <br/> rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @ SANGER_A2,<br/> <br/> So how would you and your school implement a Computer Science course below A-level?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Excited as I am about the Pi and what I'm going to be able to do with it, I envisag...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 26480

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @ SANGER_A2,<br/> <br/> So how would you and your school implement a Computer Science course below A-level?<br/> <br/> If your answer is that you would never implement such a course, then the RaspPi is obviously surplus to requirements. However if you do intend to i...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 26480

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> SANGER_A2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Schools tend to buy new equipment every 3-5 years. DVI monitors are more common than VGA now for the consumer, but business PCs and monitors still tend to be VGA. When that changes, add a few years, then you"ll have lots of sc...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Forums
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: More Forums

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Which to me is the best argument why having more focused forums is better, the boring noise can mostly be concentrated else where and you don't have to trudge through those posts to find the ones you are interested in - this is the main advantage of subforums when ...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 26480

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>No-one here has really pointed out the major drawback of the R-PI in schools. Monitors. Schools buy to a budget. I've been a secondary ICT teacher for nearly 10 years in 4 different schools. Not a single school had a HDMI or DVI monitor in the classroom. They were all VGA. Schools buy the cheapes...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 12691

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>I'm sure different "silicone caulks" and different flour/caulk mixes can be used to produce different results so this idea isn't dead. In another post, someone said that you can use clingfilm around whatever you don't want the sugru to stick to, so that may be an option with this homemade stuff t...
by SANGER_A2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Forums
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: More Forums

Cool. Thanks for letting me know. I flicked through the FAQs, but it dealt mainly with Pi hardware/ordering etc issues and less about the forum. Looking forward to the forum and being able to actually change me avatar!
by SANGER_A2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Forums
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: More Forums

<t>Like the title says. I think it would make it easier if there were more subforums. The Projects and collaboration is getting all sorts of posts in it. Especially case posts. A separate forum just for cases would make a world of difference.<br/> <br/> Also, maybe separate sections for software and...
by SANGER_A2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mounting Options
Replies: 12
Views: 4134

Re: Mounting Options

SN had a nice mounting idea here that I thought I'd add to this. Combining it with the sticky pads idea should work well and be easy to get the Pi out without risk of damaging it.
by SANGER_A2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 10889

Re: Recycling old electronics for PI's benefit

<t>SN said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> This idea is brilliant. I was involved in discussion in another thread here about simple ways to mount the Pi in a home-made non-3D-printed case and the best idea was sticky foam pads. This idea is much more stable. I'm thinking about cutting up some ru...
by SANGER_A2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Pi Case: PiCrust
Replies: 6
Views: 6857

Re: New Pi Case: PiCrust

Nice. I like the overhang to protect the connectors. This looks like it could be a nice, sturdy, good-looking case! Keep us updated.
by SANGER_A2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 45004

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

<t>I looks good to me. Hope it looks less dark & dingy than the rendering in real life though! It's good there are people out there who want to make them using cheap injection instead of expensive 3D printers. If I buy a case, I want it to be £5 or so! I'd prefer to have vents and not need them ...
by SANGER_A2
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 8275

Re: Linux swap partition

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It still seems a lot of faffing around rather than the simple solution of having an 8GB SD card, or similar. They are dirt cheap now whereas the very few microdrives that are on Amazon are several times the price for the same capacity. I'm not even sure I've e...
by SANGER_A2
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi App Store?
Replies: 23
Views: 5709

Re: Raspberry Pi App Store?

<r>andym said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Mozilla has their own app store in the works (<URL url="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/apps/">https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/apps/</URL>) so I'm keeping an eye on how that progresses. The 2 things that Mozilla are not offering are 1) a way to do anything outside ...

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