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by kdakin
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Show and tell v. hide and seek
Replies: 0
Views: 904

Show and tell v. hide and seek

There appear to be two distinct camps on this forum:- 1. Cover up the Pi internals with a case as soon as you have one (I'm still waiting for mine !) 2. Take pride in the Raspberry Pi and show it off to your friends/ the world. I am very pleased that the Raspberry Pi doesn't come with a case because...
by kdakin
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The PlyPi
Replies: 48
Views: 19325

Re: The PlyPi

How do you connect to the GPIO pins with this (and other) closed designs I wonder?
by kdakin
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The PlyPi
Replies: 48
Views: 19325

Re: The PlyPi

Amazing looking case! Perhaps you could countersink the bolts and raise the side up a bit on the top, and lower on the bottom so you could make them stackable. Have you had any problem with overheating? I am working on one like this, but out of plastic and with an LED showing power on. I will post ...
by kdakin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pi-Stack®
Replies: 35
Views: 16467

Re: Pi-Stack®

Naturally! We do not photograph the internal columns simply because they are actually designed to be as inconspicuous as possible and because we reserve the manufacturers right to make minor changes that do not effect the functioning of the enclosure. Unlike some of the products on the market we do ...
by kdakin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 5476

Re: Pi-Stack

Too expensive, not different enough. To make a statement like that it surely has to be not different enough to something else? Is a Breitling watch different enough to a Gucci watch (they both tell the time !) or how about an Omega? We make your own choice of products based largely on appearance an...
by kdakin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Is "free" always a good thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 14841

Re: Is "free" always a good thing?

I agree mostly with what Mike Lake has said. It is about time someone took the "free" software advocates to task. I have been a programmer for 40+ years, made a good living and created some excellent debugging products - that blue chip companies were happy to pay for - because it actually saved them...
by kdakin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 5476

Re: Pi-Stack

Thank you for your kind comments!
We feel that since the Raspberry Pi is such a wonderful product and offers such excellent value that it deserves to be shown off to best effect - irrespective of the relative cost. I think we have achieved our goal.
by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 5476

Re: Raspberry Rock

The Raspberry Pi is held in the PI-STACK® by small non metallic columns that are hard to see and the top and bottom plates that prevent vertical movement. There is very little contact with the Raspberry Pi itself and there is no material fixed to the Pi. This is what it looks like ("gold" model). Th...
by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MVS on the RPi?
Replies: 7
Views: 3623

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Try this. http://www.hercules-390.org/ Works fine on windows, running z/OS 1.13 quite happily. You will also need to Install a complete Operating System for Hercules. PI-ZZA does not require an additional Operating System but nevertheless allows IBM/390 Object code to execute in a .NET environment ...
by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pi-Stack®
Replies: 35
Views: 16467

Re: Pi-Stack®

If you like, we can include the "diamonds" too
(you can keep them "forever" subject of course to the heat death of the universe [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe ] )!
by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Mono (C#) anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 46916

Re: Mono (C#) anyone?

by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pi-Stack®
Replies: 35
Views: 16467

Re: Pi-Stack®

Interesting design, I hope you don't mind answering 3 short questions. 1. So is this just a top and bottom plate or is it a whole case ? 2. How is the Pi held at place inside the Pi-Stack® ? 3. Do you ship internationally or only inside the UK and if you ship internationally how much would it cost ...
by kdakin
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Stack
Replies: 18
Views: 5476

Pi-Stack

Our Pi-Stack® case is also described as an "enclosure".
However it doesn't use Velcro pads that might damage the Raspberry Pi.
Currently available only on Ebay

Image
by kdakin
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Assembly Code
Replies: 60
Views: 22186

Re: Assembly Code

. "....Does knowing about assembler a web developer any better? I doubt it. I hardly ever think of assembler. But knowing about how a processor works doesn't hurt either.[/quote]" Knowing any subject in-depth makes a developer better. Can you even consider a Formula 1 engineer not caring about how ...
by kdakin
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Assembly Code
Replies: 60
Views: 22186

Re: Assembly Code

See also the post under Other Languages re: Mono (C#) and IBM/390 Assembler Language.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =34&t=8037
by kdakin
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Mono (C#) and IBM, S/390 Assembler
Replies: 3
Views: 3877

Mono (C#) and IBM, S/390 Assembler

Hello, I have produced an IBM S/390 emulator in C# that should also run "happily" under Mono on the Raspberry Pi (it uses 100% compatible CIL intermediate object code) . It is known as " PI_ZZA ". There are some temporary restrictions, but the emulator will execute most programs using instructions w...
by kdakin
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stackable Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

Re: Stackable Pi

How about the Pi-Stack® ?
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RNya ... %2B059.JPG
This is just part of a range of stackable Raspberry Pi products
by kdakin
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pi-Stack®
Replies: 35
Views: 16467

Pi-Stack®

Here are links to photographs of the Pi-Stack® case available in "gold", "silver" and black. They are currently sold only on Ebay. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wNso1yJWTpY/T9RMFVv221I/AAAAAAAAADc/EA7V7dlJNLI/h120/photo+2.JPG https://plus.google.com/photos/108153069315548246887/albums/575230239...
by kdakin
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Scratch on Raspberry Pi (and other Linuxes)
Replies: 12
Views: 6776

Re: Scratch on Raspberry Pi (and other Linuxes)

<t>Canuck said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think Scratch is more harmful to learning how programming and computers work then it is beneficial. On paper it seems nice but it actually teaches you absolutely nothing. I think Python is the best way to teach programming to minors, Python is also well supported ...
by kdakin
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 55583

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<t>Lars,<br/> In another post on this site I suggested that an Ipad/Iphone keyboard could be used to "Drive" the RPi as a virtual keyboard. Most people now have some kind of smart phone or tablet, so using it as a keyboard for the PI is a no brainer. It avoids the expense of buying a keyboard (even ...
by kdakin
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 55583

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<t>Lars,<br/> In another post on this site I suggested that an Ipad/Iphone keyboard could be used to "Drive" the RPi as a virtual keyboard. Most people now have some kind of smart phone or tablet, so using it as a keyboard for the PI is a no brainer. It avoids the expense of buying a keyboard (even ...
by kdakin
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 55583

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<t>Hello lars,<br/> In another post on this site I suggested that an Ipad/Iphone keyboard could be used to "Drive" the RPi as a virtual keyboard. Most people now have some kind of smart phone or tablet, so using it as a keyboard for the PI is a no brainer. It avoids the expense of buying a keyboard ...
by kdakin
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: C# programs maybe?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> itimpi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you are talking about exe and dll formats, then you will be referring to Intel x86 format binaries. The Rpi will require binaries in Arm format.<br/> <br/> <br/> C#, .NET and Mono do not use x86 or ARM format binaries. They use byte...
by kdakin
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Integrated keyboard case + usb hub
Replies: 15
Views: 12347

Re: Integrated keyboard case + usb hub

<r>john_wage said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @kdakin<br/> <br/> well blinking lights and such would go under the term 'fluff' in my books, and cutting down fluff has been a very important stage of the RPi design, I don't think they would even consider adding fluff in any future revisions either.<br/> <br/> ...
by kdakin
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Educational Programming Language
Replies: 73
Views: 26509

Re: Educational Programming Language

<t>tech_monkey said:<br/> <br/> <br/> As I have said elsewhere never under estimate flashing LED lights.  Getting kids to program the PI to flash some LED lights will get their interest. Then expand by getting them to turn it into a game.<br/> <br/> <br/> I couldn't agree more. I suggested this in a...

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