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by ShiftPlusOne
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory expandability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5283

Re: Memory expandability?

Ah, you had me worries there for a while. I have windows running of an SSD. Good to have some more info on it.
by ShiftPlusOne
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory expandability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5283

Re: Memory expandability?

Surely you're talking about micro/miniSD cards only and not SSD's in general (like an M4 for example)?
by ShiftPlusOne
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi + arduino + opencv
Replies: 14
Views: 6318

Re: Raspberry Pi + arduino + opencv

Sounds like a great plan, keep us posted.
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)

When buying a soldering iron, make sure it's a good brand, has an adjustable temperature and a good variety of quality tips and you can't go wrong.
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)

<t>Yup, if you just want to have a go at programming a micro, you can get a cheap (or free) PIC or AVR micro. Do you have a breadboard and generic components (capacitors, leds, resistors) around?<br/> <br/> If you choose PIC, you'll want the PICKit2 to program it. If you choose AVR, then you'll use ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory expandability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5283

Re: Memory expandability?

Quote from Lob0426 on August 11, 2011, 00:15
As an example windows can destroy an SSD in a few hours.

What?
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)

<t>Oh, by the way... you can go on Microchip's website and get free samples of various microcontrollers. Look at the various PIC micro's they have and get a few samples. Then you can get a programmer for them on ebay called PICKit2 (or whichever version supports the micro you choose). So, grab a bre...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory expandability?
Replies: 32
Views: 5283

Re: Memory expandability?

Quote from abishur on August 10, 2011, 23:25
what about virtual memory via an attached SD card?
That would be swap then, wouldn't it?
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)

<t>As for your actual question regarding interfacing with other micros or an arduino.<br/> An arduino is used when you have an idea and you want to show it working as quick as possible.<br/> <br/> For example, I needed an RFID scanner which would scan a card, check the identity through the network a...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Programming Hardware (microcontrollers)

<t>I've got just the thing.<br/> <br/> Go through those tutorials, he explains just about everything you may need to know.<br/> <br/> As for other micros... it's fairly simple. You currently work with PLCs, right? These micros are just like PLCs without the ladder programming stuff (we use C and/or ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cross Compile Development Environments
Replies: 17
Views: 3508

Re: Cross Compile Development Environments

I am going through gentoo's embedded handbook right now.
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/...../handbook/
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

Quote from CaesarRoyale on August 10, 2011, 17:37
if i somehow get my hands on Windows 95/98 with actual DOS, how could that work out?

Well, you can't run it straight on the raspberry pi. You have to go through DOSBox... which will be painfully slow, it seems.
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

Ah that's a shame. I had a feeling it would be slower, just didn't think it would be that much slower. Hopefully it's able to handle a lightweight desktop.
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

Well, I'd expect the ARM11 to be slower, but it's meant to be 700MHz, vs the 600MHz+ of the Pandora, so it's hard to compare. However, for the purpose of proving that Daggerfall won't run, I think the comparison works.
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<r>I think performance will be comparable to that of a Pandora.<br/> <br/> About 5000 cycles in DosBox. More or less. (Exophase steps in with a "not all cycles are created equal" comment <E>:P</E> )<br/> It doesn't map perfectly to an x86 speed, but a reasonably estimate would be a 386/33 right now....
by ShiftPlusOne
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<t>Quote from AmyS3 on August 10, 2011, 00:45<br/> just go and get the real dos 6.22 ^^<br/> but i wonder how you would get the floppy disk into the pi XD<br/> <br/> There's an ARM-compatible DOS build (other than maybe some port of freedos)?<br/> Other than that, I use a USB floppy drive and also f...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 36573

Re: Logo Competition

tnelsond, your designs definitely stand out. great work.
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<r>Quote from abishur on August 9, 2011, 20:26<br/> I guess my overall point is considering the fact that Quake 3, a game which was released in 1999, requires a 233 MHz CPU with 64 MB of RAM, runs flawlessly with all settings maxed out then I think that Daggerfall, a game which was released in 1996,...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<r>Quote from MaK11-12 on August 9, 2011, 20:30<br/> Windows games can run under wine. Which is experimental and slightly CPU demanding.<br/> <br/> Wine means "wine is not an emulator". You can't take intel instructions and run them straight on an ARM processor.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://wiki.wine...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<t>Quote from CaesarRoyale on August 9, 2011, 05:38<br/> Ah, thanks for the replies guys! I haven't thought about using the actual OS, d'oh!<br/> <br/> Hmm... if Quake 3 runs fine, and QuakeLive is pretty much Q3 (don't tell anybody!) I could be able to play QL on my 50" plasma i blew all my money o...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<t>Quote from abishur on August 9, 2011, 04:46<br/> Ultimately, there's just some things we're going to have to wait to find out from user submitted findings. But we do know that Quake 3 with all the Bells and Whistles runs just fine on the R-pi, so Daggerfall should work just fine too.<br/> <br/> A...
by ShiftPlusOne
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What DOS games can it run?
Replies: 39
Views: 11071

Re: What DOS games can it run?

<t>Well, you'll want to use ScummVM for Monkey Island and other scumm-based games (full throttle, day of the tentacle, etc). Those games will run just fine through scummvm, and look much better.<br/> <br/> I think there are linux versions of Doom II and Quake available.<br/> <br/> I'd expect dosbox ...
by ShiftPlusOne
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Porting software
Replies: 16
Views: 3053

Re: Porting software

Thanks, Eben.
by ShiftPlusOne
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 93
Views: 14379

Re: Power supply

It's pretty safe to plan around a 5v input voltage, isn't it? Seems like you'd have the know-how to hack the board to fit your needs.
by ShiftPlusOne
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: wow we must be really bad :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: wow we must be really bad :)

No, they keep on going on about raspberry tau deserts.

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