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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:18 am

Hi all

I made some Raspberry Pi playing cards (its what I do for a living) and I wanted to send them to the the team. I emailed and asked for an address and no one got back to me.

Oh well, so I thought I would show you guys and see what you thought.

http://www.personalisedplayingcards.com

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:01 pm

lazzymonk said:


I emailed and asked for an address and no one got back to me.


if you do a quick search on the uk charities website for 'raspberry pi foundation' at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ you will be able to get a postal address for Jack Lang.

that may be good enough to write a nice letter with a set of cards for each of the team!

like the cards - simple - good work.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Very nice, I think the RPi team is rather busy at the moment so I wouldn't be disheartened, cards look very good to me.   Hmm perhaps I can used the Pi as a dedicated online poker playing machine....

I might have to get in touch about some custom cards for my poker night

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:13 pm

is it BIG enough to put an RPi into the box ????

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:14 pm

Really want a set if they're not too expensive. I'm playing a lot (good old German Skat) and they could proof very useful to raise some awareness for the project round here.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:22 pm

RaTTuS said:


is it BIG enough to put an RPi into the box ????

;-p



The box measures 65x95x18mm so maybe but not entirely sure.

If people were interested in buying them I could try and get permission to produce them, proceeds going to the foundation of course.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:04 pm

Perhaps Liz would be interested in selling them in the shop alongside the stickers?

I can see some details that would need sorting before it could happen - price, production quantities, shipping, so-on, - but with it being Chinese New Year, so nothing much going on at the moment at Raspberry Towers

In the same vein would be table-mats, coasters, T-shirts, ...

Maybe I should shut up and let Liz (and yourself) do what you're best at!

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:10 pm

I've already emailed Liz in case she hasn't already seen the thread.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:28 pm

Argh - thanks. I think I *did* see your email, meant to respond to it and then got swamped with about a million others; really sorry. I'll go back and see if I can find it to reply to. Really sorry; that was very rude of me, and really not deliberate.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 pm

hehe no worries liz, i know you are busy. I will look forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:05 pm

I'd definitely be interested in buying 6 or 12 packs of the playing cards. Perhaps some of the price going to the foundation to fund more RasPis.

It's a good way to raise awareness amongst some dads who are not in the IT business about a RasPi for their kids.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:49 pm

o19 said:


Really want a set if they're not too expensive. I'm playing a lot (good old German Skat) and they could proof very useful to raise some awareness for the project round here.


Guten Morgen (well, it's still Morgen here on The Coast).  Anyway, I've been curious about Germany and playing cards since I read about the following peculiar restriction.  For some reason, the US Postal Service prohibits sending to Germany: "Playing cards, except in complete decks properly wrapped."  I can see prohibiting absinthe, human remains, and perishable infectious biological substances.  But what's with the playing cards?  Any idea?  Maybe some secret codes used for money laundering?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:09 pm

It may be tax related. England had a tax on decks of playing cards from 1765 to 1960. You may have inherited it from us. I guess people tried to circumvent the tax by splitting up the deck – probably why parts of decks are banned.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:37 pm

The things you learn on a raspberry-Pi forum: Amazing.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Nice idea. I wouldn't mind a couple of decks if they are marketed. I wonder if you could add a fifth suit - Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, and Raspberries ...

Could make for some interesting card games! 

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:49 pm

I could add a 5th suit but they wouldnt fit in the box then. I could replace a suit with raspberries though.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:15 pm

I could add a 5th suit but they wouldnt fit in the box then. I could replace a suit with raspberries though.

Replace clubs — they"re pretty much the right shape as it is!

And please, PLEASE make Professor Pi the king

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Barnaby Walters said:


And please, PLEASE make Professor Pi the king


And Kokoro's character the Queen

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:29 pm

Burngate said:


Barnaby Walters said:


And please, PLEASE make Professor Pi the king


And Kokoro's character the Queen


Now, which founder/admin should we use as the Joker?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Hmm... the Original board (which was the breadboard with all those wires) could be the 2s, the usb design 3s, the x-ray 4s, the alpha boards 5s, the beta boards (with the large SD) 6s, the final boards 7s, a case design 8s... rats I'm one short.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:28 am

If a standard 52 (54? with jokers? ) card deck is in a box 18mm thick, then if there really is demand for playing cards AND to use the box for the raspberry itself...

Why not just make a 'standard size' (ie - credit card dimensions ) Tarot deck? Then you could play even larger variety of playing card games, AND tell fortunes in your spare time?

Math required - 10+3 =13... hmmmmmm

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:30 am

John Beetem said:


But what's with the playing cards?  Any idea?  Maybe some secret codes used for money laundering?


I had never heard of that before, but

mgmt_idiot said:


It may be tax related. England had a tax on decks of playing cards from 1765 to 1960. You may have inherited it from us. I guess people tried to circumvent the tax by splitting up the deck – probably why parts of decks are banned.


seems to be right. There has been a heavy tax on playing cards in Germany from the 18th century until 1981, which was applied per full deck. However, as there are very popular games with 28, 32, 36, 40, 48 and 52 cards, it should not have been an issue to find the right label and packaging anyway.

In fact the 32 card deck should be the most popular here in Germany right now, even if poker is catching up fast

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Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:27 pm

o19 said:

mgmt_idiot said:

It may be tax related. England had a tax on decks of playing cards from 1765 to 1960. You may have inherited it from us. I guess people tried to circumvent the tax by splitting up the deck – probably why parts of decks are banned.


seems to be right. There has been a heavy tax on playing cards in Germany from the 18th century until 1981, which was applied per full deck.


Thanks!  That makes sense, in the same way that QWERTY makes sense for tiny cell phone keyboards so that the hammers don't jam if you type too fast.

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Nice one

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