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Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING, Thank you.

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:00 am
by abishur
isaac32767 said:


Idle Curiosity: Why have a composite port at all?



The answer is simple.    First the GPU has the capability to do composite but not VGA (and I don't think it can do S-video either) since not everyone has HDMI, it's a good idea to bring it out.

More importantly, however, one of the goals is to spread the use of computers to underprivileged countries.  One very interesting thing one discovers when traveling through such countries is the wide spread use of TVs.  So while composite is become archaic in say the UK or US or Canada, it's still very popular in other 2nd or even 3rd world countries

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING, Thank you.

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:01 pm
by Rockymountainhigh
Jessie said:


First, thank you for taking the time to view and join the Raspberry Pi forums.  The foundation here has done a great job of making this thing happen.  ------V 1.13  This guide licensed under GPL V3


 



"Rambling" is a relative term, good job excellent detail....

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING, Thank you.

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:22 am
by Jessie
I seriously need to edit this thing this weeked.  Some outdated info in it and some new stuff needs to be appended.  Thanks, to all that have read it you keep me sane.

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING, Thank you.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:31 pm
by JacobL
The link to the datasheet is broken. Actually most of the search results for the datasheet hit this same broken link. A working link is here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-.....herals.pdf

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING, Thank you.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:33 pm
by Jessie
Due to the fact that I no longer have the time to update this and most of the info is avalible in the FAQ and Wiki I am going to un-sticky it.

I baked a Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:15 am
by mileswade
Would anybody like to read a thermal study I did on the Raspberry Pi?
Basically I've baked one Pi at its probable upper thermal limits for 24 hours. The idea was that a number of users (ok maybe only a few) have voiced interest in setting their precious Pies (looks better than Pis) adrift in near- or real space.

I wondered, "Would that actually work, or would the little cpu expire of extreme heat or cold?"

I'm not sure which sub-section to post it to. Can you make a suggestion? It's about 5 printed pages long and has a few embedded (and reduced) jpeg's. I can produce it as a docx, odt or pdf.

In some respects, working on this has been a busman holiday in that I test (or torture if you prefer) electronics for a living. :-)

Miles Wade
Systems Engineer
Scalar USA, LLC