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by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: COM port
Replies: 34
Views: 18416

Re: COM port

<t>The instructions on the Farnell site say the following:<br/> <br/> "Serial connection<br/> The Serial Port is a simple and uncomplicated method to connect to the Raspberry Pi. The communication depends on byte wise data transmission, is easy to setup and is generally available even before boot ti...
by svrsig
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Forums - section for how-tos?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: New Forums - section for how-tos?

This link on the farnell site looks useful - suggest you add it to the 'how to' wiki:

http://www.farnell.com/datashe.....524403.pdf
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94325

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>RISC OS is actually designed to work in a small memory footprint. The whole of the operating system and all the supporting disc image including drivers, editors, system utilities etc etc will all fit into about 80Mbytes. So it will work just by loading itself into a RAM disc. Plug in external sto...
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Serial port
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Serial port

I should have said carefully drill out the solder (which is quite soft as it has lead in it) and not the pads. Which pins of the GPIO header are the serial port please? I seem to remember you need RX TX CTS RTS and GND.
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 38450

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

Just after I posted (ETA w/c 23rd April) I received a third e-mail from Farnell putting the delivery date back to w/c 14th May. Not very pleased but at least RISC OS will probably be working by then.
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Serial port
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Serial port

<t>The development RPI boards could be connected to a terminal using a serial port (useful to do debugging when getting RISC OS to work). Will the production boards have headers or exposed pins that serial port wires can be soldered to? Will it matter whether lead free or non-lead free solder is use...
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi "lite" Apps List
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: RPi "lite" Apps List

Let's add

[C] RISC OS
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)
Replies: 35
Views: 4180

Re: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)

Farnell is not trade only.

Element 14 is what was left of Acorn computers and so, I presume, is a partner because of the RISC OS involvement with Raspberry Pi. However someone said it was just a coincidence.
by svrsig
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 38450

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>I struggled through the Farnell 'lies about scheduled maintenance' (assuming they were telling the truth I got their phone number from the site and found lines didn't open until 0830 and so went back to bed - the site was telling the truth again by then and so I succeeded in ordering - one of the...

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