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Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by Nigel Goodwin, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Probably easier to get the schematics and turn your own out..... I'm sure the software would be free.
     
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    Hey they even took my money witch is a first most times they wait till it can be shipped
     
  3. Nigel Goodwin

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    But would cost you a LOT more money, assuming you could source the parts and make the PCB.
     
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  5. Ian Rogers

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    Those guy's at TinyClr..(GHIElectronics) give you virtually all that you need to make their gear... All you need to do is buy the ARM processor of them with the firmware already installed... They actually encourage you to make your own stuff..

    I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't very similar.... They also produce the .net gadgeteer ( designed my MS ) . I bet if I tried... I could get a mini linux running straight off an EMX module..
     
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    G'day Guy's,
    How long ago was it announced that this 'PI in the sky' was on the market, and it isnt often mobs like RS and Farnell will take money up front for back orders. Thanks Nigel for mentioning where the pi was first born and it does confirm what I've read on the net about this project is trying to run a marathon before they can crawl. With the prices they are quoting for it just go imagine the cost of making the boards for that price and still make a profit and where is the development testing to prove this will actually work as stated.

    In another twist for those who use FreeBSD there is a retroBSD port available as an open source project that will run on existing boards....

    http://retrobsd.org/

    Cheers Bryan
     
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    I will stick with my Iphone...
     
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  8. Ian Rogers

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    We could do that... But sticking an Iphone in the cab of a crane...... Wouldn't be there long... I've actually thought of a small android system.... But same again!!! I suppose you could just embed the phone so it didn't look like one....:):)
     
  9. Nigel Goodwin

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    Tough choice, a VERY cheap full computer with decent I/O facilities, specifically made for that use - or a VERY expensive mobilephone with sod-all I/O and mostly useless for hardware programming :p

    I don't seem to remember where the HDMI socket on an iPhone is either? :D
     
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    You have to buy 1000 ARM's to get the GPU and all in one package.
     
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    Though I don't disagree with you, the HDMI socket is on the end of the cable. ;)
     
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    G'day Guy's,
    Well I did mention about another ARM based linux board and the big difference between this one and the pi is this one is totally open source. Don from Dontronic's has made a new webpage showing this new product so eh go have look.

    http://www.olinuxino.com/

    Cheers Bryan
     
  13. Nigel Goodwin

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    Just had an email, my Raspberry PI has been dispatched! :D
     
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    I didn't. I guess that means mine's not coming yet. :( Maybe because I ordered it 2 months after you. Oh well, maybe next year. or 2014.
     
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    Hi Nigel,


    I would love to hear about your experience with it as soon as you get it and what you think about it overall.
    Please keep us informed.
     
  16. Nigel Goodwin

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    Well it's arrived - it's tiny :D

    I know it says 'credit card sized', but you don't realise how small it is till you have one in your hand.

    I've just made a Debian image on a 4GB SD card, but I don't have a power supply, or even a USB lead with a micro USB plug on it , so I've just ordered a USB to Micro USB lead.
     
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    What, come on don't leave us hanging like that, where's the pictures =)
     
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    stil acres of unused pcb... :D
     
  20. Nigel Goodwin

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    You can see pictures on their website at http://www.element14.com/raspberrypi

    This answer is posted from my RasberryPI using Midori on Debian Linux, with a 46 inch Sony LED/LCD as a m9onitor via HDMI.
     
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    Yes Nigel, but they're not pictures of YOUR RasberryPI =)
     

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