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by Bacan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bare-metal RaspeberryPi
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Re: Bare-metal RaspeberryPi

<t>We just have to wait to see what gets selected and built, before us hackers get to work on adding our toys to this wonderful idea and effort.<br/> <br/> I hope the GPIO pins are made available to a somewhat standard and sturdy set of connectors. From that connector we can play with our toys and i...
by Bacan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi

Some businesses need to limit use of their software to only paid customers.
by Bacan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Kindle Fire as UX i/f for R-Pi via USB link or WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: Kindle Fire as UX i/f for R-Pi via USB link or WiFi

<t>Quote from hippy on September 28, 2011, 18:55<br/> The idea's sound, it's just doing it. ...finding someone who has enough understanding ...] I'm that kind of person.<br/> <br/> I see where the issue of what type of user & platform configuration comes into play. Another thread to start elsewh...
by Bacan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Kindle Fire as UX i/f for R-Pi via USB link or WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: Kindle Fire as UX i/f for R-Pi via USB link or WiFi

<r>OK. Amazon is getting a splash of press this morning with their $200USD Kindle Fire tablet (KFt). Thinking about portable machines, or at least devices with multiple uses, I'm seeing how pairing these two together could work. First world school kids could potentially carry their books on the KFt,...
by Bacan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 6041

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<r>Oh, also, the bread bag plastic clips will hold pairs of wires together. My flat bed scanner is too big to live (or is my desk to small) on my desk. So to keep the power and USB cables for the scanner clipped together and marked. One square clip to rule both cables. The same for other wire groups...
by Bacan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 6041

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Gert van Loo on September 28, 2011, 15:58<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> (I now burn the equipment name in the brick with a soldering iron. My wife hates that because it looks ugly. But it works!)[/quote]<br/> <br/> Two other less smelly options:<br/> <br/> 1) The plastic squa...
by Bacan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 19601

Re: what will you name your pis?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from liz on September 27, 2011, 19:42<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Perhaps a boot sound competition once the logo competition is done would be a nice idea [...]?[/quote]<br/> <br/> It might be rude, how about the sound of someone giving a <I><s>[i]</s>Rasberry<e>[/i]</e></I> chee...
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 22136

Re: Merchandise ideas

I've been looking for a Rugby style shirt for this winter to wear.

How about Rasberry (Red/Pink) & Leaf Green stripes, with logo on the breast pocket area, or huge logo across the back!
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 90263

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>I had thoughts of a school room of kids out on the playground, each with a portable R-Pi. Each R-Pi running some form of Mesh / "Smart Dust" network OS. Then having them experience the network reconfigure itself as the kids moved about the playground. Graphically have it show who is near and far,...
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 22136

Re: Merchandise ideas

<r>Quote from RobH on September 23, 2011, 15:28<br/> I know this is more packaging, but I do like a nice shiny printed anti-static bag. <E>8-)</E><br/> <br/> <br/> I'm liking the R w/ a pie wedge logo on the antistatic bag.<br/> <br/> +1 for a anti-static bag or anti-static pencil box / tin with the...
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 19601

Re: what will you name your pis?

<r>We grow Boysenberries and Raspberries on the property here in Northern California, and being someone that enjoys food. How about carrying a food theme. <LIST><s>[list]</s><LI>Pi \'ala mode,<br/> tarts,<br/> muffins,<br/> scones {for you UK types}<br/> brownie with Raspberry sauce,<br/> Ice Cream ...
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vote For Red Circuit Boards
Replies: 49
Views: 7983

Re: Vote For Red Circuit Boards

<t>I've seen boards that were a deep mat black color. The contrast made the traces, chip legs and the colors of the other parts really POP.<br/> <br/> How about on the Signed Limited Edition, extend one of the edges to give room for the signatures. Or even put the signatures on the silk screen mask....
by Bacan
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?

<r>Quote from abishur on September 27, 2011, 03:27<br/> I am just young enough to have missed storing your programs on an audio cassette... but I'm with you for the rest of it. <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> Waiting and listening to an audio cassette load a program, made you old.<br/> It was so sloowww. Esp. ...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?

<t>Am I that old?<br/> I remember when computer software did not require a swap-file on disk in order to run.<br/> I remember when 5 MB was a BIG disk drive.<br/> I remember when having two floppy disk drives was the envy of your computer club friends.<br/> I remember when you used an audio cassette...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6988

Re: Does the boot partition have to be the first one ?

Something else to add to my list of things to look into: a custom flash card programmer that works under Windows and Linux to program R-Pi cards with custom OS / applications.

I'm one of those types that likes being right next to the hardware with my software.
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote
Replies: 17
Views: 8253

Re: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote

<t>The hard work I see, is in making any off the street commercial IR TV remote work with the R-Pi. There must be a site or assn holding all the key codes that the remote manufacturers have dreamed up. A very worth while project. Adding it to my R-Pi FOSS ideas list.<br/> <br/> For low-cost system a...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output: resolution and overscan
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Re: Composite output: resolution and overscan

<t>Upon reading/digging further in the forum, I found this additional answer to my question.<br/> <br/> We are still working in how the user can define these parameters. Probably a (text) configuration file on the SD-card. The same holds for the composite video output. It can do PAL-BGHID, PAL-M, PA...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output: resolution and overscan
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Re: Composite output: resolution and overscan

<t>I was thinking more of Apple ][ video on a USofA TV screen. Where readable text was 64 columns x 16 rows on a TV set. Or will it be broadcast/DVD/VHS quality video?<br/> <br/> I'll expose my ignorance about TVs. Will the composite signal from the R-Pi work on all three types of TVs; NTSC, PAL and...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open Source Hardware
Replies: 33
Views: 7432

Re: Open Source Hardware

<t>My above post was to your page 1 guess-taments about production costing, not about technical design details found on websites. Costing information, Fab schedules and yield by most companies are very closely held information.<br/> <br/> Being a True and Long-Time Fan of Chuck's work, which Forth a...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi

<t>Thank you for sharing and answering promptly.<br/> <br/> My Client will like hearing that, and I can proceed with the business plan for bring<br/> their application to even more kids, using just a TV and a musical instrument.<br/> <br/> More ideas are in the works, will share info as the plans co...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open Source Hardware
Replies: 33
Views: 7432

Re: Open Source Hardware

<r>Having worked with Chuck and GreenArrays last year to fund their venture. I can tell that your spreading misinformation, not facts about the GreenArrays and Chuck Moore. Please only offer facts or personal experiences. Don't make a guess or talk about what your<S><s>[s]</s> you <e>[/s]</e></S>are...
by Bacan
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: Eithernet MAC serial # for a R-Pi

<t>My first posting. I've been lurking and learning about this really neat device for a few weeks now. Ready to start joining in and offering ideas and solutions. So here is an important question for one of my clients, an award winning educational software and game developer:<br/> <br/> Will there b...

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