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by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 16
Views: 5710

Re: Wiki

<t>Like I said, a lot of it was guess work. The pcb mask picture currently on the home page of this site labels most of the connector IDs in orange and their function in green. With a little guess work, a couple more can be worked out.<br/> The BeagleBoard weighs 37g. This board is smaller and has l...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 196
Views: 41464

Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>It was widely reported that the first prototype board (the USB-stick shaped one) featured the Broadcom part to which you linked. It would appear that a different (not yet announced) BCM2xxx series chip will be used for production Raspberry Pi.<br/> <br/> Common with most other manufacturers, Broa...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 37101

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

Just came across this excellent article:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/ar.....o_code.php
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 16
Views: 5710

Re: Wiki

<r>Email sent.<br/> <br/> Its mainly leveraging off the amazing work of the BeagleBoard community. I haven't added in anything about education materials so if people want to start listing great educational tools and the like, here is a good place:<br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB....._m...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 64191

Re: What have we missed?

<t>I wonder why a USB card reader couldn't be used to copy between SD cards.<br/> <br/> Maybe you had a different use case in mind and I don't see it?<br/> <br/> For hobbyists, its not a problem - just bung the SD card in a USB card reader and use a laptop or desktop to copy the disk. For the develo...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: h.264 decoding level
Replies: 12
Views: 11033

Re: h.264 decoding level

Do the leopardboard guys have appropriate cameras you could use?
http://designsomething.org/leo.....ories.aspx
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 16
Views: 5710

Re: Wiki

<r>Okay, I've created two pages.<br/> <br/> RaspberryPiBoard is the starting point for advanced users<br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard">http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard</URL><br/> <br/> RaspberryPiBoardBeginners is the starting point for beginning users<br/> <URL url="http://elinu...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 196
Views: 41464

Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I'm guessing that the reason for the redactions about the specifics of the Broadcom chip you are using is either to allow you to change to a slightly different model if it is available in time, or more likely that Boradcom themselves haven't officially announced the chip that you a...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi: short for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 8005

Re: Raspi: short for Raspberry Pi

I've been using R.Pi as shorthand for both the Foundation and the device - a catchy name for the device is definately needed. BerryBoard? RaspberryBoard? R.PiBoard? I dunno.
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 16
Views: 5710

Re: Wiki

<t>Hi Liz,<br/> <br/> Are you planning to add a wiki to raspberrypi.org? I was thinking of starting a couple of pages on elinux.org to capture some of the great information various members of R.Pi staff have added to the forum over the last few days but didn't want to duplicate anything you might be...
by Michael
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 64191

Re: What have we missed?

<t>How about providing the ability to field-upgrade the Model-A to a Model-B with the exception of the memory? Please also try to get back to the USB-stick shape and size for production, with HDMI and Ethernet at opposite ends of the Model-B stick.<br/> <br/> One possibility (although it would have ...
by Michael
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 64191

Re: What have we missed?

<r>Quote from TreacleWelding on July 30, 2011, 19:17<br/> At 250 Euros and climbing, I think you missed the essential point of the $25 computer. I'd much rather run a firewall on on the $25 computer if I can.<br/> <br/> The point is, the more peripherals you add, the more expensive the product becom...
by Michael
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Fond memories
Replies: 42
Views: 12362

Re: Fond memories

<t>Quote from liz on July 29, 2011, 18:51<br/> Oh my god - the turtle!<br/> <br/> I bet all up and down the country there are still those turtles hiding in the back of IT cupboards, no-one quite knowing what they are for or what to do with them. Probably sitting alongside a data laserdisk player and...
by Michael
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 64191

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Quote from EWH on July 29, 2011, 22:50<br/> The biggest improvement to usability for the target educational market would be a 2nd SD card slot.<br/> <br/> Good point. For hobbyists, it would be no problem to put the SD card into a reader attached to a Desktop Linux machine (or NFS mount from R.Pi...

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