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by fos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: how good is the magpi
Replies: 26
Views: 7753

Re: how good is the magpi

For me MagPi is perfect. The articles are a mix product review and programming at the code level for both beginners and experienced. Many of the articles are suitable for students in public schools. This is important since that is the founding purpose of the RPi. I was in on the original PC revoluti...
by fos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mini iTX Case?
Replies: 5
Views: 5659

Re: Mini iTX Case?

Here is a small Mini-ITX case that could work. It is inexpensive and very sturdy. I have used it for several projects in the past.

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/m350

fos
by fos
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improved parts in RS kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Re: Improved parts in RS kit?

These are the upgraded parts mentioned in another thread by Tandy:

All pin headers are gold plated and pre-cut to size.
IC sockets are all higher qulaity turned pin sockets.
Buffer ICs are more expensive 74AC244.

fos
by fos
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the aim of this project and it is really open ?
Replies: 32
Views: 7364

Re: What is the aim of this project and it is really open ?

I have an early RPi. I used an external usb hub to add a memory chip for extra storage. I experienced keyboard problems from time to time. Using a more robust power supply solved that issue. Other than that, I have been doing programming and development without any issues. I routinely upgrade the Ra...
by fos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)

After looking at the system requirements, I doubt that the RPi will run NetBeans. I'll keep checking.

Though it has a steep learning curve, emacs is actually a pretty good IDE for c.

Jeff
by fos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)

NetBeans is available for Debian. With the increased memory, it may work. I would suggest giving it a try. I will try also.

Jeff
by fos
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: 512MB -> IDE for C (Rasbian precompiled package)

Do you have a specific IDE in mind?

Jeff
by fos
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current Farnell Delivery Time
Replies: 62
Views: 10521

Re: Current Farnell Delivery Time

I ordered one Monday morning from Newark delivering to Houston, TX. It arrived today (RPi 512k).

Can't beat service like that!

fos
by fos
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is It Too Late To Start Learning?
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: Is It Too Late To Start Learning?

I'm 61. It is never too late!
by fos
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 49420

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

I just received my RPi 512K here in the Houston, TX area. I ordered it from Newark/Element 14 just a couple of days ago! Wow! Thank you RPi Foundation, the UK manufacturing plant, and Newark. Great work! Now I'm off to experiment.... fos PS. Now, if I could just get my Gertboard before I have to ret...
by fos
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512 boards - not good sales practice
Replies: 28
Views: 4547

Re: 512 boards - not good sales practice

Computer hardware and software has an extremely rapid development process, ever hear of Moore's Law? I purchased and built an Altair. I purchased one of the first Tandy Model I 4K for $899 and then upgraded to 16K for almost that much again shortly after. Any computer you buy is practically obsolete...
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Washing after soldering, is water OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Washing after soldering, is water OK?

With any type of solder, you should use the minimal amount of solder necessary to seal the joint. Solder should never be used to secure the joint. Using the minimal amount of solder will also minimize the amount of flux leaving a clean joint. I have boards that are still functional after decades. An...
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improved parts in RS kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Re: Improved parts in RS kit?

I was thinking of Tandy in the UK for the Gertboards that shipped early. I'll go back and check through the posts. I may be mistaken.

Thanks, Jeff
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34890

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

I was actually in Germany when my Gertboard was ordered. It was ordered to be shipped to my home address in Houston. Still no action with my order.
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Question about command in the User Guide.
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: Question about command in the User Guide.

For this to work properly, you have to have a web server running that is php enabled. The phptest.php file, when opened in a browser, will display the php setup information. phpinfo(); is a php function. You can open it from within a browser by opening: localhost/phptest.php Please disregard if you ...
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: fortran 77
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

Re: fortran 77

The best fortran compiler I have used in modern times is at: http://www.g95.org

The source code is available. I have no idea whether it would compile for arm or not.

Jeff
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improved parts in RS kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Improved parts in RS kit?

I read somewhere in the past that the RS version of the Gertboard kit included a couple of improved spec parts. Does anyone recall what those parts were? (I would order from RS if they shipped to the US.)

I would like to use the improved parts once I receive my kit.

Thanks, Jeff
by fos
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34890

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

I just checked my status. I ordered for US delivery on August 9, 2012. My order is still listed as backorder. :) I'll wait....

Jeff
by fos
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: TinyBASIC: coming soon: programming without GOTO
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Re: TinyBASIC: coming soon: programming without GOTO

Thanks for the hard work. I would be interested in TinyBasic. IMHO, it is a very good tool for teaching new programmers.

Jeff
by fos
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Washing after soldering, is water OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Washing after soldering, is water OK?

Ears, I would suggest using a thin rosin core flux solder. You will get much better long term results. Water soluble flux is designed for industrial use and the cleaning methods they have available. For hobby use, water soluble flux will give imperfect solder joints over the long term with no positi...
by fos
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Calculate Pi in the Command Line
Replies: 22
Views: 17020

Re: Calculate Pi in the Command Line

real 0m1.175s

On my Mac Book Pro - Core i7 Quad

;)

Couldn't resist. My RPi is still way cool!
by fos
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is the LOWEST level language??
Replies: 33
Views: 7766

Re: What is the LOWEST level language??

Very nice explanation, Alan. I came in with the punch cards and Fortran. I was at a university lab in Jacksonville, FL. The computer system was at the University of Florida in Gainesville. It was called NERDC for northeast regional data center. Pretty appropriate name..... They first added a couple ...
by fos
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiBow and Heatsinks from Pi Hut
Replies: 3
Views: 2569

Re: PiBow and Heatsinks from Pi Hut

Thanks for the feedback.

fos
by fos
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Any cool cases sold in the US?
Replies: 14
Views: 6521

Re: Any cool cases sold in the US?

I really like the PiBow case. To me, it is just very appropriate. It is a very elegant design.

Check it out at: http://pibow.com

Jeff
by fos
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiBow and Heatsinks from Pi Hut
Replies: 3
Views: 2569

PiBow and Heatsinks from Pi Hut

Has anyone tried the 13mm X 13mm heatsinks from Pi Hut with the Pi Bow case? I ordered a set and hope they will help keep my RPi cool, calm, and collected while encased in its rainbow.

fos

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