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by rurwin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Datalogging; RPi as a datalogger?
Replies: 17
Views: 6863

Re: Datalogging; RPi as a datalogger?

<t>It's also worth adding that you will get 8-bit data without trying too hard, 10-bit if you pay attention to shielding and do a little filtering. You can get 12-bit if you pay great attention to shielding and filtering both in hardware and software. Do not expect to get anything more.<br/> <br/> U...
by rurwin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Datalogging; RPi as a datalogger?
Replies: 17
Views: 6863

Re: Datalogging; RPi as a datalogger?

<t>You would need:<br/> <br/> <br/> A RPi that booted to some sort of datalogger program.<br/> A datalogger program. Any language is suitable including, but by no means limited to, Python or a bash script.<br/> Some I/O with the drivers to read it. That probably means the gertboard or similar.<br/> ...
by rurwin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 29123

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>wittzi said: <br/> <br/> To be effective in the workplace (not necessarily IT), you need to be proficient with Microsoft products.<br/> mightygoose said: <br/> <br/>  I actually learnt more at primary school, playing with LOGO and helping the teachers assemble the schools first network circa 97-9...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi For Education User Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Raspberry Pi For Education User Guide

I believe Computing At School are the people writing the manual. That link will get you to the page about joining them.
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

<t>Tom Cole said: <br/> <br/> In most houses you have a family laptop - which everyone has to use and it cannot under any circumstances be tampered with! Windows is of course pretty easily broken and difficult often to fix without losing something. <br/> In actual fact this is entirely incorrect. It...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

Double-post
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

<t>I wont go over the ground covered by andyl, but this link to Python success stories might underline it. Python is not a toy language.<br/> <br/> sonickev said: <br/> <br/> My personal suggestion would be to restrict programming to those languages that are compiled rather than interpreted, but tha...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

<t>JohnoFon said: <br/> <br/> <br/> rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I would also characterise the arguments over OOP as being over and won. Maybe the fight now is between richly typed languages and older languages with framework-provided rich types.<br/> <br/> <br/> Can you explain that, please?<br/>...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Control and communication via internet
Replies: 23
Views: 5754

Re: Control and communication via internet

The standard Python library includes three HTTP server implementations, one of which allows CGI scripts to be used.
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

<t>I would be disappointed if you were flamed.<br/> <br/> This thread is primarily aimed at suggesting a first language for the original poster, who I assume is an adult. That is subtly different than choosing a first language for a child, or choosing the best language for a particular job.<br/> <br...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3511
Views: 93656

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>I first started programming back in 1974. The computer was a mini-computer at the Birmingham education authority and we connected to it with a telephone and an acoustic-coupler. You dialled the number and when you heard the modem tones you quickly jammed the handset into the rubber cups on the ac...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 4440

Re: ICT to be scrapped

<t>If there are any teachers in Leicester, or willing to commute there or work online, that want to be able to teach programming but feel themselves under- or non-qualified, I will teach them everything they need to know before these changes come in, free of charge. It would be either distance learn...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lord of the Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Lord of the Pi

<t>The "How many do you invision purchasing?" thread reminded me of this little rhyme that is in desperate need of being brought up-to-date.<br/> <br/> Nine megs for the secretaries fair,<br/> Seven megs for the hackers scarce,<br/> Five megs for the grads in smoky lairs,<br/> Three megs for system ...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 10168

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

Probably two or three ultimately, but as someone said above, one at a time.
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped for programming
Replies: 21
Views: 4178

Re: ICT to be scrapped for programming

<t>The only problem I can see with it is that the article on the Radio 4 news at 8am stated that they would be consulting Microsoft and Google on the way forward. We must not allow Microsoft, or Google, or any others, to hijack this.<br/> <br/> I hope the Raspberry Pi foundation are hammering on the...
by rurwin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31057

Re: Best first language choice

<t>I started programing in (Dartmouth) BASIC on a 110 baud teletype in 1974, learned some assembler like MIX, then went to University and learned Pascal. Out in the real world I taught myself C from the manual and real assembler by dint of hard work. One day I happened to mention in an interview tha...
by rurwin
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberrypi case
Replies: 31
Views: 21722

Re: Raspberrypi case

<t>london_bug said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Found my case over christmas ...and i enjoyed the chocolates <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Firstly, be very careful if you are cutting holes; it will crack very easily.<br/> <br/> Secondly, do not paint the outside. Start by painting or otherwise applying the logos, p...

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