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by itimpi
Fri May 11, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Video Blog of Experiments with SD card
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Re: Video Blog of Experiments with SD card

<t>Since I have not seen any evidence that this is a generic problem with RasPi, I would suspect that you have something like a micro-fracture in a joint somewhere on the board and when it is heated up thermal expansion makes the crack close.<br/> <br/> It is definitely worth contacting the supplier...
by itimpi
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Importance of SD card for target market
Replies: 18
Views: 2491

Re: Importance of SD card for target market

<t>I had read many of those posts.<br/> <br/> However I do not recall any of them discussing how the use of SD cards in the RPi was going to affect students (and others) general behaviour towards the RPi and it"s usage. I was thinking of how since certain behaviours now become "easy" they will start...
by itimpi
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Importance of SD card for target market
Replies: 18
Views: 2491

Re: Importance of SD card for target market

<t>I was wondering if anyone has thought how important it could be that the RPi runs from an SD card might be to the target audience. This after all is one fundemental way that the RPi is different to existing computing equipment in schools.<br/> <br/> There has been quite a bit of discussion about ...
by itimpi
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will Pi's fully available?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: When will Pi's fully available?

<t>Farnell have indicated that all orders up to 18th April (totalling about 110,000) will be delivered before end of June and orders after that date will be July or later. I assume that RS are talking similar numbers. To deliver that sort of number the Raspberry Pi"s must really be starting to roll ...
by itimpi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Successful VNC to a Pi in the UK from SillyCon Valley!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: Successful VNC to a Pi in the UK from SillyCon Valley!!!

Nice to see that VNC works well.

That should mean that my VNC client (iSSH) on myiPad will work well, particularly when I am not physically near the RPi??
by itimpi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing power Stability Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 5017

Re: Fixing power Stability Issues

<t>It will be interesting to see what the outcome of your tests actually is. It occurs to me that if they were successful, then a capacitor of suitable size could probably be incorporated as a standard feature into a RPi case if it was deemed desirable (to avoid the average user having to get involv...
by itimpi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 350,000 RPis pre-ordered
Replies: 18
Views: 3625

Re: 350,000 RPis pre-ordered

<r>Sorry if this was already mentioned, but couldn"t find it. See the Inquirer: <URL url="http://www.theinquirer.net/inq.....+350%2C000">http://www.theinquirer.net/inq.....+350%2C000</URL><br/> <br/> Wow, what a success.<br/> <br/> I am not sure if those figures are correct.<br/> <br/> I think the R...
by itimpi
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where can you get 'bootable' SD cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 7751

Re: Where can you get 'bootable' SD cards?

<t>There is no such thing as a "bootable" SD card as something special. What you need is a compatible SD card with one of the downloadable images written to it as per instructions. As far as we know most class 4 or class 6 SD cards should be compatible - avoid the newer class 10 cards as they could ...
by itimpi
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6499

Re: C# programs maybe?

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.
by itimpi
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Power by USB Hub?
Replies: 27
Views: 7026

Re: RPi Power by USB Hub?

<t>The Y type USB cables are frequently used with 2.5" hard drives as it is not abnormal for a standard USB port to provide insufficient power. Therefore I would have thought you could have one arm of the Y (the data part) plugged into the RPi and the other arm plugged into a powered USB hub. Howeve...
by itimpi
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended SD Card Size
Replies: 38
Views: 13775

Re: Recommended SD Card Size

I thought I remembered seeing posts at one time that suggested the RPi might have trouble with Class 10 SD cards! Does anyone have definitive update on this?
by itimpi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from nobbit on September 28, 2011, 11:41<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> This may not be the right thread for it, but what kind of equipment would be needed to power it? A full blown PSU or any adapter that would supply 6-20V? (I\'m really an amateur when it comes to electronics)[/q...
by itimpi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on September 28, 2011, 10:47<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> It cannot be powered over USB in its present incarnation. USB doesn\'t really supply enough power to run the board plus attached peripherals (I don\'t think).[/quote]<br/> That was why I mentioned the very chea...
by itimpi
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<t>I did some quick seraching on Amazon, and reckoned most of the items you mentioned could be obtained for around half the price you quoted. Using eBay might cut the cost even further. I reckon one could probably source the additional parts for something around £20 if one looked hard enough.<br/> <...

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