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by tonycollinet
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Down to the metal?
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: Down to the metal?

<t>I am also quite interested in this form of programming for the RPi. This is how I, and many people I know learned to code embedded systems - without any OS in the way.<br/> <br/> Is there any info on what sort of programming environment might be available. It would be nice for example to be able ...
by tonycollinet
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 217649

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

"infantry" I like it - clearly transcribed from inventory without applying any thought whatsoever.
by tonycollinet
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: if its good copy it?
Replies: 112
Views: 22262

Re: if its good copy it?

<t>lkcl said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Couple of points, why are you using the Raspi website to advertise your own product?<br/> <br/> And secondly, your figures for SoC prices on the previous page are WAY OUT. I'll leave you to figure out where.<br/> <br/> <br/> james, i apo...
by tonycollinet
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 487
Views: 190061

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>First computer I saw was a newly installed mainframe where my dad worked. It had a room dedicated to it, and had a whole 32kB or RAM.<br/> <br/> My first computer was a spectrum (16kB later upgraded to 48). I went through a phase on this of analysing the copy protection of games (I started becaus...
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 8177

Re: New theme...What do you think

Have you identified if there are missing threads? I still can't find the one I posted in last night.

Also user names are back in posts, but it is still telling me I've only got the posts I made today.
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Test

hordecore said:


I wonder if this means I can post again??

Haven't been able to for about 6/7 weeks.  *fingers crossed*


No, I don't think I can see that post - you'd better try again. 
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 8177

Re: New theme...What do you think

<t>That is very odd. I'll go have another look.<br/> <br/> EDIT: - no, still doing it. Plus I'm not sure all threads are imported. I posted to one last night which asked "what would you include in a curriculum" or similar - I can't find it now, (Although I can't search for my post so I may get there...
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 8177

Re: New theme...What do you think

The change seems to have lost all links of posts to profiles. All posts are shown as being by Guest - apparently I have made no posts! Makes finding the threads I have contributed to a bit tricky.

Other than that - I'm not sure it is up to SMF standard - but serviceable.
by tonycollinet
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GCE A-Level (UK)
Replies: 25
Views: 4385

Re: GCE A-Level (UK)

<r>All of the above misses something that the Rpi should be very good at teaching: Understanding of the hardware - or at least the interface between hardware and software.<br/> <br/> If we are going to get our computer industry going again (not to mention our electronic engineering) then we need peo...
by tonycollinet
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Want to see a beta board being brought up?
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Want to see a beta board being brought up?

[quote]Quote from scep on December 23, 2011, 23:14
Seeing something that tiny doing stuff like that raises a smile every time. Beautiful. :)[/quote]

It is *very* impressive.
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The tyranny of choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: The tyranny of choice?

<t>Thanks for the replies, am feeling somewhat reassured. I did search for info before posting, but simply found a lot of speculation about what distros would work, and what programming languages can be used.<br/> <br/> I don't for one minute suggest that people shouldn't be free to use whatever the...
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The tyranny of choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: The tyranny of choice?

<t>I've been thinking about how to assist local schools (through my workplace community support activities) in setting up to use the Pi. My background is Hardware electronics development with some embedded software written in C. However, I've been doing technical project management for the last 10 y...
by tonycollinet
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UART for using Raspi without a screen
Replies: 48
Views: 11036

Re: UART for using Raspi without a screen

Why not get one of the cheap video to USB input devices for your laptop, and use the laptop screen, from the composite video output of the pi. There are many on ebay/amazon for as low as $5. Take care you can return them though, because at that price point, reviews indicate quality is variable.

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