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by jwatte
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software environment for robustness
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Software environment for robustness

<t>The muffled of the 80s were not just products, but also a mindset and a community. The fixed software interface, the quick "clean slate," the self-contained-ness, and the robustness against user error were huge benefits for a learning device.<br/> <br/> Multiple SD cards is not a solution, becaus...
by jwatte
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB slave and power
Replies: 14
Views: 3562

Re: USB slave and power

<t>If the power connector could be mini-USB, then there are tons of cheap, available power supplies. If it could also be used for USB slave mode, that would be icing. Does the controller support this? Could the current power input be replaced with mini USB at the same cost?<br/> <br/> I think many U...
by jwatte
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software environment for robustness
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Software environment for robustness

<t>Hardware is cool and stuff, but I think a standard software environment will be just as important (and just as much work).<br/> <br/> Thinking of the micros of the 80s, the fact that the OS was in ROM was great for robustness.<br/> <br/> I imagine the RPi could be similar by providing a standard ...

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