Just because Chromium does not work other things do. Python still runs very well. Most development I’m involved in at the mo runs on a Pi Zero W fine (and some is actually developed on a Zero via USB networking). The extra CPU cores is handy for multi-tasking that is not memory bound.
I have a Pi3A+ set up as a portable music player. It has a shutdown/restart button (GPIO 5 & 6) and randomly plays tracks from a 16GB selection of .wav files. This would almost certainly work just fine with an A+ or Pi0, but the Pi3A+ had just come out....bluelion7 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:09 pmThanks for your positive replies. If only you could give me links to those projects.( thanks for the weather station link). Not sure I understand it all but I will try and look them up. So, Is it really for hardware extensions? Sorry, I don't mean to act stupid it is just I am new to this and have found a lot of this very befuddling! Thanks again
bluelion7 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:32 pmHi, having discovered that the above model is so memory -constrained, Chromium doesn't work. This makes Scratch,Python impossible to use. I know there is some software offline, Mu, Thonny, Scratch 2 but if you want helpfor these on a browser the whole thing crashes. Plus,presumably Trinket is online in order to try to do some of those lovely Pi projects so these are also impossible to do. Scratux(offline Linux-based version of Scratch 3) doesn't seem possible either to install as I use Noobs/Raspbian and I think it needs Xubuntu or something. It probably hasn't enough memory anyway! The only thing I achieved was to play a few offline games. Wow! I presume using fancy GPIO pins and breadboards is another ball game entirely. Does anyone know about any of this ,in plain English please. Thanks. Down but not out.
Think you have hit the nub of the issue with a bit slow to update as going by the OPs posts we have heavy browsing, games and GUI development - the older Pi boards are not strong in these areas.
Ref: https://twitter.com/scipiguy/status/118 ... 93607?s=19So proud to get my certificate for Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python on @FutureLearn: https://t.co/3k5OGCn0oA #RPiLearn and all done using a Linux laptop, with a serial connection to a Pi Zero and using terminal so I could do it whilst out and about.
Heater wrote: ↑Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:06 amIt it beggars belief that someone thinks a full up Linux running computer with 512MB of RAM is unusable for lack of memory.
512MB is eight thousand times more than a high end personal computer in 1980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertec_Superbrain
With machines like that we had word processors and spread sheets. We could develop control systems for entire factories with machines like that etc, etc,
It's eight hundred times more memory than the graphical CAD system for electronics schematics and PCB layout I worked on in 1986.
Clearly I have been around too long.