vinceAPPLE
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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:25 am

Hi

i was wondering about "cables" for the RP but then realized that most
people with TV's already have several "hdmi" cables lying around.

With the hdmi cable carrying sound then it should be ok for the RP.

I was wondering what is the exact model number of the Arm processor?

i have Debian and Angstrom builds for arm chips...wm8050 and wm8650.

i hope to buy two of your devices.

What is camera on it?...will the camera appear on the final product?

thanks

VInce.

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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 am

We've been told that the processor is the ARM1176JZFS (But that nugget was pretty nicely hidden in the comments on a couple pages).

It's also been mentioned that at this time a camera is not planned to be in the final version, but they've also said that incorporating your own shouldn't be too difficult, it just needs to be compatible with the OS you're using. We've been told the camera shown on the media page is a Sony Module that is only available in extremely large quantities (for cell phone providers only kind of quantities).

Hope this helps!
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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:12 am

Regarding the camera... it might be worth sending a suggestion to suppliers like DigiKey, Mouser, Element14/Farnell telling them that it's a great camera that's only available in large quantities. Since they have that sort of buying power, they should have no problems carrying it (if they don't already).

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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:31 am

We're still trying to resolve the camera supply and tuning issues which are preventing us from offering a camera option. We'll keep you posted.

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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:01 pm

What about other chips such as accelerometers and digital compasses? or can you get these cheaply exposed as USB devices? It might be interesting to see if you can get to test field strength of materials and rate of change or speed in arm movements

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Re: ideas

Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:45 pm

What about other chips such as accelerometers and digital compasses?
You can often get those things with I2C interfaces on them, and there are a couple of I2C interfaces on the chip.
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Re: ideas

Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:33 pm

Plenty of devices available on the Internet already. Try this: http://www.sparkfun.com/categories/23

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Re: ideas

Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:21 pm

Quote from liz on July 31, 2011, 15:45
What about other chips such as accelerometers and digital compasses?
You can often get those things with I2C interfaces on them, and there are a couple of I2C interfaces on the chip.

Heh... Either that, or find yourself something a bit easier to drive (not that I2C's hard to do, mind...) that talks via USB. Sparkfun, Phidgets, and a few others provide USB interfaced devices that generate events to a USB serial session.

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:08 am

Hello

I see your Pi computer device is perhaps using an Arm 11 cpu chip.
ARM1176JZFS

I am not sure how your chip is integrated. Perhaps it is part of
a SoC. Is it a mobile SoC?...popular in mobile cell phones and devices?

This is the cpu ARM926EJ-S that i know has Linux Operating
Systems ready for it. That cpu sits inside wm8050 and wm8650 and
vt8500 chips by Via and WonderMedia which are SoC micro-chips.

Anyhow, after looking at the Arm web pages i realize that Arm are
comparing your cpu (arm 11) with it's predecessor (arm 9). They offer a kind
migration tool for you to "port" stuff over from arm 9 to arm 11.

http://www.arm.com/products/pr.....rm1176.php

There are at least 5 versions of "Linux Operating system"that
are available to use for ARM926 SoC chips. These are the .iso files that just install the entire OS up to gui windows desktop level.

I hope this is some help to you. These are the Linux operating systems
1) Debian Linux (build for Arm926E-JS)
2) Gentoo Linux (Build for Arm926E-JS)
3) Angstrom Linux (really lean designed for embedded devices)(Arm926)
4) Bento Linux (easyPClinux)(Arm 926E-JS)

These are all .iso Linux Operating system files. They install the entire OS up to gui windows desktop level. Sound is also supported. and USB and all other esentials like networking and Wi Fi etc. These 4 systems install and run on ARM926E-JS SoC based chip devices. (Chinese slate computers and chinese laptops)

Perhaps the above may interest you because Arm offer that migration tool. Each of the Operating Systems above comes with about 30 applications ready to go. They include x11, fluxbox window manager, word processor and PaintPad and network tools. WI FI is ready and Ethernet and USB and other essential devices.

Please email me if it's any help and if you need further help.

Vince.

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:20 am

sorry

this is the .iso Linux Operating System file (Debian Linux) for Arm926E-JS cpu inside SoC chips (vt8500,wm8050,wm8650 chips..... by Via and Wondermedia company's)

http://www.daupara.de/wm8505_l.....xtpart.tgz

Vince.

It has x11 and Fluxbox and 30 applications.

http://www.daupara.de/wm8505_l.....xtpart.tgz

Vince.

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:20 am

vwhyman@yahoo.co.uk (my email address)

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:23 am

http://blog.chinaunix.net/spac.....id=2367230

here are the instructions on how to install that Debian Linux to microSD card (etc)


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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:28 am

http://tinyurl.com/3lep7uh

[edited by Michael to use url shortener]

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:30 am

quikview

http://tinyurl.com/3mj26dk

[Edited by Michael to use url shortener]

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Re: ideas

Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Hello

eban and team

This is a web link to the other Linux distros for Arm chip as mentioned in this post here.

https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/601982 ... ook_WM8505_(ce6.0_android__linux

i know it's a torrent but they are just hosting open source code ....in this case

You aready have the Debian distro and these other 2 may interest you

easypc-linux-0.2
mini2440simpleX11GnomeMatchbox-image-mini2440

The "mini distro" is infact Angstrom Linux for Arm. The easypc distro is a fork of Debian of somekind.

This is the Gentoo Linux for Arm version

http://trac.freya-webtechniek....../WikiStart

in the "downloadlist" area.

There is also Android and Win ce 6.o there.

Vince.

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