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by drgeoff
Thu May 24, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any word from Farnell?
Replies: 122
Views: 14683

Re: Any word from Farnell?

I have also just received the "your order has been shipped" email. I ordered in the late evening of the 3'rd of March, so it looks like that is where they have reached in the orders queue. My order is timed at 1825 on 3 March with order confirmation number 165537xx and is still showing exactly the ...
by drgeoff
Thu May 24, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 84275

Re: Invitation to order from RS

I'm in the UK and placed my order with RS on 15 May. RS confirmation email has number 65xx and said they expected to dispatch within 7 working days and when they did would send further details. No Pi or email since. I did include a PSU on the order. I could have managed without one if I'd been aware...
by drgeoff
Tue May 15, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 84275

Re: Invitation to order from RS

I got an 'invitation to order' email today. I did and the order number is 65xx. Claiming to dispatch within 7 days. I'm in the UK.
by drgeoff
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 45675

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Does broadcast ATSC encode MPEG and, if so, where are the fees paid there, by the broadcasters?<br/> <br/> <br/> Ah, I see that MPEG LA, LLC, also owns the patent(s) for ATSC. That explains why I saw so many job openings for video processing software engin...
by drgeoff
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory Pro Duo memory sticks and Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Memory Pro Duo memory sticks and Pi

Jessie said:


SD and Sony's proprietary Memory Stick are not compatible in any way.

You may be able to read them from the USB port with an adapter.


Even write to them as well.  :-)
by drgeoff
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory Pro Duo memory sticks and Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Memory Pro Duo memory sticks and Pi

In a word, "No".
by drgeoff
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 29758

Re: Which Power Supply?

<r>grondinm said: <br/> <br/> <br/> i purchased this USB hub to simply extend the usb ports of my pi.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://dx.com/powered-7-port-u.....uded-18538">http://dx.com/powered-7-port-u.....uded-18538</URL><br/> <br/> then i though maybe i can power the pi with it. I am trying to find...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI + Analog audio?
Replies: 12
Views: 3162

Re: HDMI + Analog audio?

<r>toxibunny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> As long as it's equal to 16bit 44,1kHz I'm happy.<br/> Why is it "much" lower in quality? Does it have a lot of buzzing or noise on the analog outs?<br/> <br/> <br/> Apparently that's the problem - buzzing and noise. Something to do with the uhmm... audio o...
by drgeoff
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 13076

Re: Potential power source

<t>rmm200 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I would expect the Pi to use less power than any cell phone. Most cell phone power is used by the internal display and transmitter; neither of which Pi has.<br/> <br/> <br/> All the statements in that last sentence may be true but that does not mean the expectation ...
by drgeoff
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi Python with Numpy & Scipy
Replies: 29
Views: 10768

Re: R-Pi Python with Numpy & Scipy

<t>randomvibe said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Just want to confirm that if I order the RaspberryPi, will the SD card be loaded with Python and the numerical/scientific libraries Numpy & Scipy?<br/> <br/> <br/> From the way you've written that sentence it could be inferred that you think that an SD card ...
by drgeoff
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>I think what people including myself find strange is that no-one seems to know where that batch of 10,000 is.  We were given to understand that certain individuals had put their own money up front to have these produced.  Those individuals appear to be much more laissez-faire about where their pr...
by drgeoff
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 53185

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

That Raspberry Pis don't exist is becoming easier to believe than the theory that NASA never put men on the moon but faked it all.  Plenty of people thought the latter true.  :-)

(More in case anyone is convinced I'm being totally serious.)
by drgeoff
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 53185

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>JordyB123 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Newark (element14): April 10th<br/> <br/> 4/10/12 US<br/> <br/> 10/4/12 British<br/> <br/> We do dates weird!<br/> <br/> <br/> Not just dates that Merkins do weird!<br/> <br/> Spelling eg "gaol".<br/> <br/> Pronounciation eg "z" (And a "router" is a wood working ...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 11425

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<t>1.  Composite will not look as good as the built-in teletext on TVs.  Built-in teletext decoders effectively have an RGB connection to the display so are not hampered by encoding to a composite video signal.<br/> <br/> 2.  There will be issues with LCD TVs.  (Also with the inappropriately named "...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 4340

Re: Composite rca

<t>thomhold said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So is there a sound composite rca port on there as well or do i need a seperate audio jack for that??<br/> <br/> <br/> There is no such thing as "sound composite" (or "composite sound").  The RP has a 3.5 mm stereo jack socket (same as on most MP3 players etc for ...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 4340

Re: Composite rca

Yes.

(Unless by "port" you mean aerial/antenna socket, in which case the answer is no.)
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: One board
Replies: 21
Views: 3411

Re: One board

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There was a thread somewhere here about Raspi and OTG and I said we needed a extra chip. (I can't find the thread any more. Sorry too busy to search long)<br/> <br/> I have asked what the chip was: It is a USB bus power switch. For OTG if you are a master you have to ...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video Output - SDL and Composite vs. HDMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: Video Output - SDL and Composite vs. HDMI

<t>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> They took that £1200 off my debit card as it was all in-stock and going to be dispatched that day, then refunded it an hour later saying I'd failed their credit check.<br/> <br/> <br/> You did specify the delivery address to be the same as the one registered to the...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU-Fan to R-Pi?
Replies: 14
Views: 2684

Re: CPU-Fan to R-Pi?

<t>The voltage levels of the GPIO pins are 3.3 volt, so a 12 volt fan isn't going to rotate anywhere near its normal 12 volt speed.  That's even assuming that a GPIO pin could supply enough current for the fan.  The wiki has no spec for the maximum permitted sink and source currents for the GPIO pin...
by drgeoff
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 8321

Re: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?

<t>mbedford said: <br/> <br/> <br/> steviewevie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> IMHO it's not suprising that a lot of people haven't heard of RS Components, even though they're a long-established company. They're not really a consumer-oriented company, not at least for selling consumer products. So I would ...
by drgeoff
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video Capture
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Video Capture

<t>webfraggle said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hello<br/> <br/> A question about a video input capability. Is it possible to use the video connector as an input to capture video or video frames?<br/> <br/> Or is there a USB video capture device with which i can capture and process video FBAS signals?<br/> <b...
by drgeoff
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?
Replies: 21
Views: 3821

Re: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?

<t>Kevin Sangeelee said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Kevin Sangeelee said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ....<br/> Is there any inbuilt protection against GPIO etc. sourcing or sinking too much current?<br/> <br/> <br/> No. That really would have increased the price.<br/> <br/> <br/> I was th...
by drgeoff
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Amount of RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 7246

Re: Amount of RAM

Anything is "possible" but don't hold your breath waiting.  Just the board space for all the tracks and the socket will increase the price.  Sockets are not cheap either.
by drgeoff
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Hunt down more manufactures
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: [Request] Hunt down more manufactures

<t>Having more board stuffers doesn't necessarily help.<br/> <br/> No-one (in their right mind) has 100,000 parts sitting on a shelf.  Volume manufacturing today is mostly using JIT (just in time) scheduling.<br/> <br/> And it takes some time to program an automated assembly line.  And test jigs for...
by drgeoff
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An BUS powered USB Hub (rather than external power supply)
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: An BUS powered USB Hub (rather than external power supply)

Please read post #22 at http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....isk/page-2 about fuses on the RP's USB 5 volt lines.

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