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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:32 pm

Some mounting holes would be fine....



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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:41 pm


A 90º turn on the power connector would be nice and should be relatively easy to achieve.
The SD slot rotated  so the card is inserted from the same side has the hdmi (but under the power connector), also the SD should be about 5mm from the edge of the board to become almost flush when the pi is inside a box, this will require a lot of component moves.
The DSI moved to the edge of the board. and 2 holes (pin header style) drilled  as near the RG2 as possible, these holes would serve has structural support for arduino style shields that could be placed in the now empty space between GPIO and RG2. I don't know if this is even possible with the electrical requirements for the DSI.
Yes the USB should be flush with the board but changes required are so many and the benefits almost only cosmetic so not really high on the priority list.

In retrospect 3. is possibly the more important has it would give the community a standard for daughter boards.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:07 pm

Nice idea! Video is English… Video: Minidrohne Mobee zum Aufklappen (4:55) Can we build the connectors like that?^^

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:09 pm

I just want a power button so I don"t have to worry about corrupting anything.

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:12 pm

On my alpha I just unplugged it. Didn't even bother with 'shudown'. Never had any problems!
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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:20 am

I'd like to see 2 additional USB ports.  As is, every R pi owner will need to add a usb hub even is all they want is a mouse and keyboard.  Adding two more will allow for a mouse and keyboard and one additional thing without a usb hub.  Yes, the power supply would need to support all three usb devices and power the R pi.  But that's less cumbersome than a PS for the R pi and a power supply for the hub.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:45 am

Well at least the Model B has 2 USB Ports so Keyboard and Mouse are not a problem. The Model A has only one USB port.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Good point I thought it had only one.   Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:19 pm

There are a number of standard USB keyboards that include two usb downlink ports built-in - one for a mouse, and one for "further expansion". These would make ideal companions to a 'Pi, IMO.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:36 pm

khulat said:


Well at least the Model B has 2 USB Ports so Keyboard and Mouse are not a problem. The Model A has only one USB port.


it only has one USB port, the other USB connector is just for supplying power to the Pi.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:42 pm

hayesey said:


khulat said:


Well at least the Model B has 2 USB Ports so Keyboard and Mouse are not a problem. The Model A has only one USB port.


it only has one USB port, the other USB connector is just for supplying power to the Pi.


No, it really does have two USB ports, in addition to the micro USB power connector.

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:02 pm

rpt is correct, is has one micro usb form factor power port (that is a power port that is shaped like a micro-usb connector) that micro-usb port does not have *any* data lines connected to it and is only a power jack.  While more than 2 usb ports would be nice for hobbyist, when you consider that the target market of this charity foundation is at providing a computer to kids so they can learn programing, then suddenly anything beyond a keyboard/mouse jack is just fluff.  Sure it can provide nice and beneficial accessories, but nothing vital.  On that vain as long as the keyboard has a single usb connector, you can easily make do with the single port that model A offers.
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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:36 pm

Lacking two USB ports on the model A does force schools to buy hubs or special keyboards.  It also might require two power supplies for each computer.  One for the R Pi and one for the hub.  It would be so much more convenient to just have the extra usb port on-board.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:46 pm

If you were buying a usb hub, you could power the r-pi straight off the hub, no need for second PSU
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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:47 am

Abishur said:


If you were buying a usb hub, you could power the r-pi straight off the hub, no need for second PSU



Actually? Because this has been a gray area at least through my confused eyes... people seem to be afraid of some sort of loop (a concept I do understand) and I've never really seen a straight answer.
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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:39 am

In addition, there are a number of keyboards which include a small USB hub. It's quite convinent for the mouse, actually!

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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:57 pm

gb01 said:


Lacking two USB ports on the model A does force schools to buy hubs or special keyboards.  It also might require two power supplies for each computer.  One for the R Pi and one for the hub.  It would be so much more convenient to just have the extra usb port on-board.


That's basically the Model B. The B is just a A with double the memory, and a chip that takes the single USB port and converts it in to two ports plus ethernet.
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Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:38 pm

JeremyF said:


Abishur said:


If you were buying a usb hub, you could power the r-pi straight off the hub, no need for second PSU


Actually? Because this has been a gray area at least through my confused eyes… people seem to be afraid of some sort of loop (a concept I do understand) and I've never really seen a straight answer.


There is no loop to be afraid of.  The micro-USB connector has only power lines connected, no data ones.  And a powered hub should not be taking power from the USB devices plugged into it - certainly not to feed out on its other USB ports.
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