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by fireraisr
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 233
Views: 425509

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

<t>An E-Ink laptop isn't a bad idea. It might be harder to implement in practice than you would think. <br/> <br/> For one, e-ink displays if you buy them separate are still around $75-100.<br/> <br/> Then you'd need the display driver board.<br/> <br/> In all you'd get a laptop for ~$200 if you did...
by fireraisr
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 233
Views: 425509

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

<r>Ennio said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi everyone!<br/> <br/> I don't know a single thing about linux and debian; so far I've installed xubuntu on virtualbox and the terminal told me I do forbidden things.<br/> <br/> But enough talking about me: my parents' dishwasher caught on fire, twice: they decided ...
by fireraisr
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 233
Views: 425509

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

<t>nicksoph said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I was struck by how many people have such a wide range of uses for the R.Pi and thought I would try and design a minimal case that might meet those diverse needs. What I eventually came up with was not a case but simply a board holder that held the board and made ...
by fireraisr
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Custom Case, Need 3D Models
Replies: 25
Views: 9734

Re: Custom Case, Need 3D Models

<t>botbry said: <br/> <br/> <br/> khulat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think they have remotely enough time to make anything of the sort at the moment. I suppose you will have to wait until the first batch is ready and people have the their Raspberrys on hand, to make detailed schematics. It shoul...
by fireraisr
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Custom Case, Need 3D Models
Replies: 25
Views: 9734

Re: Custom Case, Need 3D Models

the foundation has given out the official dimensions of the board. if you need a 3d mock-up, as a product engineer you should be more than capable of rolling your own fairly easily. Unless you were expecting a fully rendered model that you could showcase your design with.
by fireraisr
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 16
Views: 12494

Re: Servo control

<t>Well, I'd like to give you the code but I don't think it would do you much good.<br/> <br/> The sub is completely autonomous which means the phone is programmed with a set of tasks and left to perform them on it's own. The phone is actually inside the bot.<br/> <br/> We do connect over wifi to ge...
by fireraisr
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 16
Views: 12494

Re: Servo control

<t>I build autonomous submarines as a hobby and have been looking forward to the Pi as a nice piece of standard hardware for when I OS my designs.<br/> <br/> My friends and I currently use android phones as the computer with googles adk for computation/sensor fusion.<br/> <br/> One of the first thin...
by fireraisr
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 233
Views: 425509

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

Autonomous submarine for competing in the robosub competition. My current team already uses an android phone, I figure a Pi should be easy, if not easier.
by fireraisr
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 16
Views: 12494

Re: Servo control

<t>There are a few things I think should be addressed.<br/> <br/> 1. you can't run a servo off the usb port of an arduino. if you were going to you would have to write your own usb driver that outputs the appropriate pwm, if it's possible at all.<br/> <br/> 2. you won't be able to drive a brushless ...
by fireraisr
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 22237

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>shiftyphil said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Wait until February 20th, then we'll have all the complaints that it isn't ready for instant teleporter delivery.<br/> <br/> <br/> my teleporter fries anything that isn't in a faraday cage due to the phase distortion field. I don't think we'll get instant delive...
by fireraisr
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 22237

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>kme said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A few days? Oh, sure, who'd notice a missing oscillator on a computer board after a month? Mind you, a month after production start.<br/> <br/> Put this on top that it was announced that the Foundation got 100 beta boards produced. Well, that turned out to be 100 PCB o...
by fireraisr
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 22237

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>kme said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm unimpressed. Almost exactly a month ago production start was announced, and then suddenly a key component - the oscillator - isn't available in the Far East, but readily available in Europe and nobody can fill a shoebox and ship it overnight to China? Huh?<br/> <br...
by fireraisr
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 22237

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

I noticed how you bolded the fact that manufacture would be completed on that date and didn't promise a sell by date

Looking forward to the email with the official availability announcement.

Thanks for the update Liz, now I can rest easy for a few weeks!
by fireraisr
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will we get a heads up?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Will we get a heads up?

<t>n3tw0rk5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No worries <br/> <br/> Just to confirm the sentence below is straight from the FAQ. <br/> <br/> People who are signed up will get an email as soon as we have confirmed a release date.<br/> <br/> <br/> Wow, I even reread the FAQ before posting, can't believe I miss...
by fireraisr
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will we get a heads up?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Will we get a heads up?

Ok, thanks

If a mod wants to lock this thread no hard feelings.
by fireraisr
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will we get a heads up?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Will we get a heads up?

<t>Hey All,<br/> <br/> I know this has been asked before but I can't seem to find any threads that answer it difinitively so here goes.<br/> <br/> Will we get a heads up before the Pi is released? Something along the lines of "first boards back from the factory and currently testing" is what I'm hop...
by fireraisr
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 11003

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

<t>I think my first statement answered this well enough.<br/> <br/> To expand on that, if you really NEED an ssh image for a headless raspi and you absolutely can't find a monitor to plug into then I'm sure someone on the forum would be willing to take a few minutes and roll it for you if you ask ni...
by fireraisr
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 7629

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

<t>I grew up in the boat that the families pc was just that, the families. I couldn't hack on it or even use a word processor without permission because I might "break" it. I remember when we got a new computer that they both were "family pc's" and I couldn't really touch them. We got our third comp...
by fireraisr
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 7629

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

Robert_M said:


"I would make better use of a Raspberry than..."

...a caterpillar.



It's a good thing the Pi can be recovered just by reflashing the SD card, those caterpillar virus's get pretty ugly.
by fireraisr
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 11003

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

there's no reason not to have SSH installed on an image. I don't know that it will be included in the default download but it shouldn't be hard to roll your own. I imagine someone very early on will create an image with SSH and upload it if it's not included in the first distro.
by fireraisr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 16884

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

hmm, I wonder how much 100 PO boxes would cost and whether or not the ebay proceeds would cover them....
by fireraisr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 7629

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

<t>Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the plan is to crunch some numbers on how quickly the first batch goes to judge demand and then ramp up full production.<br/> <br/> If what I've been hearing is right it will only take 2 weeks to get a full batch but there's no reason they can't sell them as ...
by fireraisr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 16884

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm curious about this "deserve" concept. When I go to Tesco to buy the weekly shop, I don't expect to be grilled at the checkout by a man with a clipboard who attempts to establish what I am going to use the various products for. Is he going to tell me that t...
by fireraisr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 16884

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

Gah! this thread is playing havoc with my dyslexia. Everytime I see PR I think RP and have to consciously shift acronyms.
by fireraisr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Quick Questions

Thanks for the clarification Abishur. I was wondering about that.

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