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antiloquax


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 05:40    Post_subject:  

Sylvander wrote:
Yes, but what can I do with it if I buy one?



The RPi Foundation hope it will have the same sort of effect as the BBC micro did back in the day. It will get kids into programming.

You can start by learning Python!

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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 05:44    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the info folks... Very Happy

I'll keep an eye on developments. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 06:33    Post_subject:  

JohnMurga wrote:

What the PI has : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video


Thanks...I have the yellow and two other plugs, which I believe are audio.

Guess I'll get on the waiting list and watch the progress here.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 06:55    Post_subject:  

tlchost wrote:
JohnMurga wrote:

What the PI has : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video


Thanks...I have the yellow and two other plugs, which I believe are audio.

Guess I'll get on the waiting list and watch the progress here.

Yup, you can get a headphone jack to twin RCA cable to connect those up too, should also be a couple of bucks.

Possible issues on old TV may be around PAL/NTSC ...
So the picture might come up in black and white when you boot ...
Until you fix it Smile

Anyway, here is the reason why despite our best efforts I suspect most of use won't see our PIs for a while :
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/raspberrypi_mania/

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 08:24    Post_subject:  

The Rpi team seem to be recovering from last nights reported pub visit
Here are the FAQS
Their website is still not properly up and they are launching a new one Cool
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_FAQ

One thing you might like is the Gert board for controlling stuff from the Pi board
Python should be in most series 5 devx

Python is a good language because it was named after Monty Python
Here for no real reason is one of the Pythons inspiration
(Spike Milligan) dressed as a viking blowing raspberries . . .
http://youtu.be/BOTZJgc39NA

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 09:58    Post_subject:  

I haven't ordered yet going to hold out for some of the hype to die down first then hopefully i wont be left waiting for ages on a pre order.

So what do folks plan to do with them?
I read there will be a camera attachment and another circuit board type attachment that can control things like motors and sensors.

Im thinking connected to HDTV with a nice weather conky and news ticker - internet radio and maybe torrent downloader.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 10:17    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:


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and now an interlude for some Buddha Dharma
Quote:
'desire is the source of all suffering.' [by not anon. (Not recently.)]


The Buddha said that
and also said:
Quote:
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.


We all feel - desire, anger, sorrow etc
It is what we do with it . . .
Desire and excitement for Rpi arises
and (we Buddhists) let it go Smile
We don't hang on to it and let it dominate our own
well being . . .

When I get a Pi, I will put YAP on it
and worship hounds Rolling Eyes
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BuddhistYAP
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 18:46    Post_subject: update about ordering  

Update about the distributors: Farnell asks for a trade account before your order can be processed, while RS-Online just takes your information for future sales. I note that Farnell's price (in Pesos) has increased from P1,860 to P2,000 overnight.

Addition: The launch was made quite dramatic, with a 0600H-29Feb2012 "set your alarms" announcement. And when it happened, ordering was directed to two new partner-distributors. Because of this, the enthusiasts' past labors in registering at raspberrypi.com for future purchase was made useless. It made nice headlines, though, like "RPI Sells Out in A Stampede, etc etc." So sad for a beautiful open-source device with well-meaning enthusiasts.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 23:56    Post_subject:  

talk on irc this morning of a daughter-board already planned with sata and a couple of extra mem card 'slots'

it's already got hdmi so using a hdmi to vga convertor should work ok.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 02:48    Post_subject:  

scsijon wrote:
talk on irc this morning of a daughter-board already planned with sata and a couple of extra mem card 'slots'

it's already got hdmi so using a hdmi to vga convertor should work ok.

Don't think it is so easy.

You may be able to get a cable with the connectors, but this is only for special hardware that can handle the different signals.

HDMI is digital and VGA/RCA are analog ...

DVI was worse, because there was DVI-A and regular DVI (so DVI->HDMI worked, but DVI-A->HDMI didn't).

Last time I checked HDMI to VGA adapters cost more than a PI Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 03:07    Post_subject:  

Unless you are going to sit ontop of your tv the HDMI cables arent cheap either. Suppose you could have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to compensate. Once again extra cost.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 03:35    Post_subject:  

aarf wrote:
Unless you are going to sit ontop of your tv the HDMI cables arent cheap either. Suppose you could have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to compensate. Once again extra cost.

Never had a problem with my $5 HDMI cables from ebay/amazon ...

The new TV came with a $60 cable ("free"), and it doesn't make any difference.

It does look cooler, so I use the expensive cable Smile

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Sage

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 04:08    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Last time I checked HDMI to VGA adapters cost more than a PI

Not all of them - there's a bog std. one for a couple of quid in the CPC catalogue if you've got time to search it out. If you're desperate, I can look up the code from past orders and PM it.
Later: sorry, can't find it - must've been a telephone order.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 04:33    Post_subject:  

I'm desperate (in more ways than 7) Please post details Sage.
Did you order one (or try to get a slice?)

Twitter from rpi team - gone silent. They are up to something . . .
. . . I am still excited . . .
I am hoping their site will go up soon and then we will have more info Smile

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/251088/with_raspberry_pi_and_cotton_candy_linux_launches_a_revolution.html

http://gizmodo.com/5889245/five-things-you-can-do-with-the-new-raspberry-pi

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We iz raspberried . . .

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 06:16    Post_subject:  

Just got a message from Liz Upton from Rpi headquarters

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Mad doesn't even *start* to address what it's like here at the moment. Absolutely can't believe the interest. We've got the Chinese State Broadcasting "news" people visiting this morning. Mental.

Thank you for Spike. I hadn't seen that before, and was reduced to making snorting noises. Lovely stuff.

Up crustacea!


some of you have probably seen the snort inducing video for doubters and detractors . . .
http://youtu.be/wEZ-NvSKJLI

They are clearly swamped. Embarassed

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