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by emercer
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best Hardware Product in Show award!
Replies: 24
Views: 3679

Re: Best Hardware Product in Show award!

Yay!

Somehow I sense this is only the first of a stream of Best in Show awards to come. Congrats!
by emercer
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases
Replies: 11
Views: 4586

Re: An OS thats actually bears resemblance to the RPs many use cases

<t>Quote from tachyon on October 27, 2011, 02:05<br/> Just my 30 seconds opinion, but there appears to be nothing special about Angstrom itself, and the OpenPandora version is not available unless you buy their handheld? Not sure.<br/> <br/> <br/> I like it that you can build a rootfs image straight...
by emercer
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Conferences and other public appearances
Replies: 39
Views: 9693

Re: Conferences and other public appearances

Still no news on LinuxCon Brazil '11?

*wink wink nudge nudge*
by emercer
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The obvious choice for a case
Replies: 16
Views: 4937

Re: The obvious choice for a case

<r>@Montekuri Netflix is already streaming here in Brazil for R$15/month. You can get a free month by visiting <URL url="http://www.netflix.com">http://www.netflix.com</URL> and then you can watch unlimited films and international TV shows (with portuguese subtitles, if I'm not mistaken).<br/> <br/>...
by emercer
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Format/Linux loading Windows Software
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

Re: SD Format/Linux loading Windows Software

<t>Popping the SD card out of the Ras-Pi, sticking it in a desktop PC, running a recovery executable and clicking "Yes" on the "This will overwrite all contents of the disk, are you sure?" dialog doesn't sound like a lot of difficulty to me. (That is all that it takes with a self-extractable recover...
by emercer
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30093

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

<r>Quote from Bumsfallera on October 24, 2011, 23:41<br/> Hi!<br/> <br/> Good job! Thanks a lot!<br/> <br/> I uploaded the two images on my ftp (hope that is ok), might be faster as the torrent =)<br/> torrent running as well <E>;-)</E><br/> <br/> lxde version: <URL url="ftp://88.198.117.140/downloa...
by emercer
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPI Emulator
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: RasPI Emulator

<r>Quote from WASD on October 23, 2011, 20:41<br/> This may be what you're looking for: <URL url="http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6667294">http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6667294</URL><br/> It had a forum thread somewhere too that I can't find.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.......
by emercer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPI Emulator
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: RasPI Emulator

My tutorial includes links to a Windows version of QEMU you can use to try. Also, you should talk to Dietmar, he is already working on CE over QEMU.
by emercer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nominate the Raspberry Pi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Nominate the Raspberry Pi!

Bummer... Well, we can keep on nominating it, it can at least get a honorable mention (I guess).
by emercer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPI Emulator
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: RasPI Emulator

If you're running Windows, I've put up a tutorial on how to roll your own.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....#038;t=577
by emercer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nominate the Raspberry Pi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Nominate the Raspberry Pi!

<r>Pocket Lint is beginning nominations for their annual Gadget Awards... Why not nominate the Ras-Pi for <I><s>[i]</s>Innovation of the year<e>[/i]</e></I>?<br/> Readers can nominate via comments, but it helps if a PR for the company (hi Liz!) does the official nomination dance as well.<br/> <br/> ...
by emercer
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 9v Battery Power
Replies: 9
Views: 9579

Re: 9v Battery Power

<t>In a word, it is.<br/> <br/> Why is it not ideal? Because linear regulators like the LM78XX simply "burn" the excess voltage as heat, so you're outputting 5V to the RasPi, but eating it from the battery like a 9V appliance. The ideal solution would be to replace the LM7805 with some 5V step-down ...
by emercer
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 422458

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from emercer on September 8, 2011, 12:39<br/> I dunno about you, but I intend to build one into one of those laptop-sized keyboards with embedded trackpad...<br/> <br/> Lookie:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Edit: My keyboard just arrived from China. It's WAY too thin to fit even a model A inside <...
by emercer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 26411

Re: Power supply news!

Kudos on the very smart decision!
by emercer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lilliput DisplayLink based USB Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 6825

Re: Lilliput DisplayLink based USB Monitor

Lilliput has an easier option, the 669GL-70NP/C/T is a 7\", 800x480 resistive touchscreen with HDMI input (they also have several non-touch HDMI screens and larger screens as well).
by emercer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries
Replies: 69
Views: 14776

Re: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries

<t>I believe the best bet would be building one around the sister-IC to the Adafruit uses, the one which supports two batteries serially... That would give us 7,4~8,4v output. Thankfully Adafruit give schematics to most of their projects (including the charger) so we can build one around their desig...
by emercer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A question about RAM (Ill not ask you to add more ram)
Replies: 27
Views: 5584

Re: A question about RAM (Ill not ask you to add more ram)

Guys, Ball Grid Array solder points are not DIP pins... it's almost impossible to do it by hand unless you're a one-foot-tall leprechaun with surgeon hands (they have tenths-of-millimeter pitches!).
by emercer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Answer for ultra expanded R-Pi upgrade requests
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Answer for ultra expanded R-Pi upgrade requests

How's 250€ cheaper than US$190?

But I digress. It's pretty encouraging that so far you haven't found a piece of software it won't run... How's Flash/web video doing on the thingie?
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasperryphone
Replies: 21
Views: 5340

Re: Rasperryphone

I disagree. Having no reason to do stuff is a lousy excuse NOT to do it. Keeping your ideas trapped inside your brain when they're so easy to execute is doing a disservice to your imagination and to society as a whole: your idea might fuel someone else's innovation.
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Answer for ultra expanded R-Pi upgrade requests
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Answer for ultra expanded R-Pi upgrade requests

I say it every day, mods here have it easy.
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries
Replies: 69
Views: 14776

Re: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries

<t>from the Adafruit website<br/> 2 JST connections so you can keep the battery plugged in and powering your project<br/> <br/> Yep, you can charge and use the battery at the same time. Also, according to the spec sheet, there is another IC for two serially-connected batteries (but no Adafruit charg...
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microtouch - Possible alternative for portable projects
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Microtouch - Possible alternative for portable projects

This (or any of the other of Adafruit's LCD+touchscreen combos) seems like an ideal match for the RasPi... as long as they have some compatible interface. I leave to the team to tell us if it would be possible to stream fbdev to the LCD (the touchscreen is the easy part).
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries
Replies: 69
Views: 14776

Re: Coburns take on powering the Raspberry Pi via batteries

<r>Sorry to sound spammy (I just posted a link to another Adafruit product in a different thread), but have you guys seen this inline battery charger? <URL url="https://www.adafruit.com/products/280">https://www.adafruit.com/products/280</URL><br/> I know the battery voltage is lower than what the R...
by emercer
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasperryphone
Replies: 21
Views: 5340

Re: Rasperryphone

<t>I don't think it needs to cost less than a US$100 smartphone, after all, more than half the fun is in building the thing!<br/> That said, I believe you can get quite near the US$100 figure... I know for a fact you can get a USB GPRS modem for under US$30, and a Model A should cost US$25. If we co...
by emercer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasperryphone
Replies: 21
Views: 5340

Re: Rasperryphone

<r>I just saw this on Lady Ada's shop and I thought this was the perfect thread to launch the challenge:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.adafruit.com/products/330">https://www.adafruit.com/products/330</URL><br/> <br/> someone should get this kit and re-purpose it as a RasPiTouch. It already has a ...

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