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by SeanD
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry PI with an arduino...
Replies: 26
Views: 15766

Re: Raspberry PI with an arduino...

<t>I believe that Arduino as a platform and RPi are very complimentary and I can see many uses in education and for the hobbyist where an RPi and one or more Arduinos will be the ideal solution. @nutmeat is spot on describing the Arduino as capeable of being a finite state machine and @fireraisr ext...
by SeanD
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }

It is Friday and I have specifically come to visit this thread for my enlightenment, don't make me have to use Google.
by SeanD
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: So...Blender anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 5813

Re: So...Blender anyone?

<t>Quote from Jessie on December 15, 2011, 21:28<br/> I would like to point out though that 3D rendering software loves lots of ram and high speed and paralel processors. Which the R-Pi has none of.<br/> <br/> I agree, it might be a bit of a stretch for workstation use. However with enough RPis you ...
by SeanD
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Dremel
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Dremel

<r>Quote from RaTTuS on December 14, 2011, 09:39<br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel.....d_cp_diy_3">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel.....d_cp_diy_3</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> That is the one I got when I moved to the US and I really like it and it has been very robust even though I have put it ...
by SeanD
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberrypi and young people
Replies: 10
Views: 2550

Re: Raspberrypi and young people

<t>Kerrylemke,<br/> <br/> Unfortunately as Liz has noted the forum and to some extent the site are a bit confusing at the moment as demonstrated by the need for you to ask the question. Loads of great responses above but I would like to add a few points from my own personal experience and where I se...
by SeanD
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 136188

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>I have been reading this thread with interest as it appears to bring out some interesting ideas and emotions.<br/> <br/> Personally I do not agree with the gladoscc's (the OP) statement but I am not saying it is wrong. My own personal journey started with BASIC on an Apple ][ and then on a ZX81 a...
by SeanD
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

Re: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...

[quote]Quote from riffraff on October 8, 2011, 06:36
Hmm... native FORTH. Makes me curious what kind of code goodies for RISC have been lurking in the shadows since the \'80\'s. =)[/quote]

Somewhere I have a Jupiter ACE tucked away.
by SeanD
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: WebOS
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

Re: WebOS

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on December 9, 2011, 23:02<br/> I actually found the UI a bit gimmicky. The cards and stack visuals take up a whole lot of space and generate a lot a screen movement every time. I'd much rather have a regular taskbar a la Win 7. Better than what stock Android does though ^^...
by SeanD
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: WebOS
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

Re: WebOS

<t>I have experience with WeOS and can see that a port to the RPi may make some sense, however as said above the UI is designed for a touch screen environment which might be a cost issue (probably cheaper to buy a small tablet towards the end of next year).<br/> <br/> From a user perspective I found...
by SeanD
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Good news!
Replies: 20
Views: 1993

Re: Good news!

<r>We are still waiting for our snow in the Sierras and tahoe, it will be soon though <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> The video reminded me of one of the all time great fun things you can do if you find yourself we with nothing to do one afternoon a hour or so away from Oslo.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Bobrafting...
by SeanD
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Microsoft Small BASIC - Lessons For Rpi?
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: Microsoft Small BASIC - Lessons For Rpi?

<r>Quote from tufty on December 8, 2011, 06:45<br/> I'm sorry, but integration with the current API of a website, built into the language?<br/> <br/> <sigh><br/> <br/> Integration with the API might be a bit of an overstatement. Looks like they only implement Flickr.GetPictureOfMoment() and Flickr.G...
by SeanD
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Some kind of BASIC?
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Some kind of BASIC?

<t>Quote from riffraff on December 7, 2011, 03:07<br/> Not to mention that the BASIC interpreter was the Disk Operating System. Seems like you were not as isolated from the hardware. You could get away with murder. On Trash 80's we used to stuff ML code into REM lines... as long as you kept the rout...
by SeanD
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28594

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>So a mini disclaimer on my reply. The below relates directly to my day job.<br/> <br/> Quote from Davespice on December 5, 2011, 10:58<br/> Trevor, regarding the performance of your existing machines; one other suggestion is to examine your security / anti-virus package. I have seen a lot of very...
by SeanD
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Computer Science 101 (Free Course)
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Computer Science 101 (Free Course)

<r>Nick is a good engaging lecturer and the Stanford CS Dept's 101 course has a great rep so if they can get this down on video it should be a useful resource.<br/> <br/> edited to add URL to the CS101 course material <URL url="http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs101">http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs101...
by SeanD
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28594

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Quote from TrevorB on December 3, 2011, 19:33<br/> I don't know what VDI is - could someone help me there?<br/> <br/> <br/> VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is one of those technologies that has been around for years but due to certain technologies aligning is just starting to take off in a v...
by SeanD
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 2666

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

<t>Quote from antiloquax on December 3, 2011, 08:53<br/> Oh, that reminds me - I had a little Casio programmable calculator (with a qwerty keyboard) when I was at school. I used it to hack my homework. Did anyone else have one of these? <br/> <br/> I had one that had a very (excuse the pun) basic im...
by SeanD
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28594

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>There will be additional costs but you should investigate a VDI based solution which is becoming very common in education for many of the reasons you list above plus it has the benefits of removing many of the endpoint management issues. You can for example start every session with a clean OS ima...
by SeanD
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Scouting Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 2690

Re: The Scouting Movement

<t>Quote from johnbeetem on November 28, 2011, 20:18<br/> While the memories of my far-off USA scouting days are pretty foggy nowadays, I believe there was actually a Computer merit badge even back then. I think you had to do things like learn to operate a key-punch machine, tie and untie knots in 9...
by SeanD
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Certificates and competitions
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Certificates and competitions

<t>Another approach would be to borrow or possibly co-opt an idea that is growing momentum in a closely related field. I am a Brit based in Silicon Valley and locally we have a guy called Sal Kahn who is transforming how kids are taught maths. It is on-line and competitive, and not just for kids. I ...
by SeanD
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Drag / Drop programming
Replies: 12
Views: 4166

Re: Drag / Drop programming

<r>Quote from asb on October 20, 2011, 06:47<br/> Good news, Scratch runs! I've been playing with it on my alpha board. Accelerated graphics rendering would improve the experience, but otherwise there are no major issues. You can see it in the background on the recent Newsnight report.<br/> <br/> <U...
by SeanD
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Drag / Drop programming
Replies: 12
Views: 4166

Re: Drag / Drop programming

<t>It would be great if we could get Scratch running on the Raspberry Pi. I have been doing some research recently into the best ways to teach kids programming with my field work being conducted on my 11 and 7 years old.<br/> <br/> Kidsruby is a good start and will become more useable as the project...

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