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Someone keeps your residence very clean. I wouldn't dare post close-up under furniture shots like that of anwhere in my house. ;)

 

That would be me. The small photo shoot area ahd its first deep clean for six months. I normally whisk round once a week with a hoover with me headphones on. :breakfast:

 

Peachy nice to have first hand knowledge of Raspbian. Was it plug and play or was there a lot of setup to do ? :shifty:

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Peachy nice to have first hand knowledge of Raspbian. Was it plug and play or was there a lot of setup to do ? :shifty:

 

Pretty much plug and play. The only thing to fiddle with was the WiFi but that was trivial. I did have an issue with installing tightvncserver at first. apt complained that one of the packages couldn't install because of a bad script. A few Google searchers later I inferred a fix and that solved the problem. Doesn't seem to affect the system adversely doing what I did.

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As to overclocking Peachy mine is running with

 

850 arm, 350 core, and 500 sdram

 

Had no problems so far and it gives me a nice little boost. That is on Arch though.

 

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http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-brief/65611-video-this-raspberry-pi-conducts-surveillance-missions

 

The Raspberry Pi has tipped up in a number of geek-related projects, including one where the bare-bones board was selected to power a model sailboat across the stormy Atlantic Ocean.

Not to be outdone, an aerospace engineer known as "Algorhythmic" is currently using the Raspberry Pi to power a remote-controlled truck equipped with a night vision video camera - which was apparently designed to conduct nocturnal surveillance missions.

 

:breakfast:

 

That keyboard jobby is neat , dead neat. :cool:

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Now I just need to buy one so I have something to play with ;)

 

Mebees some kind philanthropist will send you one :zorro:

 

In other news,

 

http://www.h-online....le-1676578.html

 

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made additional video codec licences for the mini-computer board available for sale. The MPEG-2 decode licence costs £2.40 (about €3); the decode licence for the VC-1 Microsoft codec is £1.20 (about €1.50). Both licences are available in the Raspberry Pi Store and must be linked to a serial number from a Raspberry Pi's Broadcom chipset, which must be provided during the ordering process. This offer is the company's response to criticism from some of its users who wanted to use the mini-computer as a media centre.

Those who turned their Raspberry Pi into a media centre using, for example, OpenELEC or Raspbmc, quickly found out that the screen stayed black for MPEG-2 and other videos. In its blog the Foundation explains that they skipped the licences in order to keep the sales price at $25 or $35, but underestimated the amount of interest in using the computer for media. Out of the box, the BCM2708 chipset in the Raspberry Pi therefore only processes the H.264 format in hardware; the 700MHz ARM processor is too weak for a pure software codec solution, which greatly limits usefulness as a multimedia client.

In the course of research on licence issues, the Raspberry Pi Foundation was surprised to find out that current standard licensing allows not only the decoding, but also the encoding of H.264 in hardware; support will be enabled in future software updates.

 

Neat. :breakfast:

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Why not just simply install the codecs using the package manager from your distro for free instead of paying for the codes?

It may be that simply having the software codecs won't enable playing of all videos due to power constraints and that software is needed to have lower level functions driven closer to the metal.

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It may be that simply having the software codecs won't enable playing of all videos due to power constraints and that software is needed to have lower level functions driven closer to the metal.

 

Ah ok, that could be the case. Well the codecs are cheap enough anyway, so no biggie.

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The extent of human ingenuity always amazes me.

 

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Hardware-Hacks-Learning-the-Pi-DSLR-hacking-and-the-Cubieboard-1698644.html

 

In this edition, learning to write an OS for the Raspberry Pi, adding new capabilities to a digital SLR camera, a FreeBSD port for Raspberry Pi takes shape and a powerful new development board.

 

The Cubieboard looks like a pretty good deal. Now if only I had not bought a Pi. :happyrollsick: It is more expensive though.

 

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/freshers/raspberrypi/tutorials/os/

 

Welcome to Baking Pi: Operating Systems Development! Course by Alex Chadwick.

This website is here to guide you through the process of developing very basic operating systems on the Raspberry Pi! This website is aimed at people aged 16 and upwards, although younger readers may still find some of it accessible, particularly with assistance. More lessons may be added to this course in time.

 

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"The Raspberry Pi finally saw a release on February 29 this year and is thought to have sold 200,000 units, with a million expected to ship before the year is over. That's a lot of tiny PCs, but it's also been an opportunity for owners to feedback any problems or tweaks they'd like made to the board. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has taken the feedback on board and today announced a revised design is being put into production. The new Raspberry Pi, known as revision 2.0 PCB, is expected to start shipping in the next few weeks. The revision includes a number of changes, but is essentially the same board. To summarize it includes a new reset circuit, a replacement for the reset fuses allowing for more reliable USB hub power, two GPIO pin changes for JTAG debug support, four redundant GPIO signals have been removed, and a new connector has been added for attaching a range of boards including a clock or audio codec. Two of the more easily noticeable changes include a fix that stops the HDMI connection interfering with certain operations of the Raspberry Pi, and the addition of two 2.5mm mounting holes to allow for easier mounting."

 

http://hardware.slas...board-announced

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I wonder if my second Pi will be a V2. RS said I could expect delivery at the end of Sept.

 

RPF have moved production to the Sony works in Wales UK.

 

http://www.geek.com/...the-uk-2012096/

 

30,000 Raspberry Pis will be produced every month to begin with, and in the process it has created 30 new jobs at the facility. The other positive of this move is each Raspberry Pi will have to pass Sony’s Green Management program, which ensures each finished Pi has been manufactured using parts that are both ethically and ecologically sound.

 

:shifty:

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Kinda' makes me wish I'd thought up this whole Pi thing. Although, if I was wishin', I may as well wish that I had thought up Amazon and Google, too. ;)

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Kinda' makes me wish I'd thought up this whole Pi thing. Although, if I was wishin', I may as well wish that I had thought up Amazon and Google, too. ;)

 

Or bought some Google stock back in 99 when I first started using it B)

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Kinda' makes me wish I'd thought up this whole Pi thing. Although, if I was wishin', I may as well wish that I had thought up Amazon and Google, too. ;)

it was a confluence of circumstances that got the Rπ going. and that they went super cheap in features and price. this is not the first such device introduced to engineers. 2 more thoughts:
  1. and the addition of two 2.5mm mounting holes to allow for easier mounting
    Sometimes the simplest changes can make the biggest differences and I think this will be huge
  2. The ASCII crowd really blew by making π Alt-227 instead of Alt-314 : :thumbsdown:

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Engineers Build Supercomputer Using Raspberry Pi, Lego

 

The supercomputer comprises of 64 processors, 1TB of memory (16GB SD Cards in each of the Raspberry Pi) and can be powered on using just a single 13 Amp mains socket. Message Passing Interface is used for communications between the nodes through the Ethernet port. The team managed to build the core of the supercomputer under the £2500 (excluding switches for networking)......

http://paritynews.com/hardware/item/302-engineers-build-supercomputer-using-raspberry-pi-lego

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]Introducing turbo mode: up to 50% more performance for free[/b]

 

Since launch, we’ve supported overclocking and overvolting your Raspberry Pi by editing config.txt. Overvolting provided more overclocking headroom, but voided your warranty because we were concerned it would decrease the lifetime of the SoC; we set a sticky bit inside BCM2835 to allow us to spot boards which have been overvolted.

We’ve been doing a lot of work to understand the impact of voltage and temperature on lifetime, and are now able to offer a “turbo mode”, which dynamically enables overclock and overvolt under the control of a cpufreq driver, without affecting your warranty. We are happy that the combination of only applying turbo when busy, and limiting turbo when the BCM2835′s internal temperature reaches 85°C, means there will be no measurable reduction in the lifetime of your Raspberry Pi.

http://www.raspberry...g/archives/2008

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I was reading a Slashdot post this morning and found where you actually buy raspberry pi's and get them within a few days to a couple of weeks (read the first couple of comments):

http://developers.sl...-the-rest-of-us

 

"If your order is through RS, cancel it immediately and order through Farnell. Farnell actually has their act together"

 

"RS does not have any Raspberry Pis... Newark/Farnell/Element14 have them. I cancelled my RS order and got it in 4 days from Newwark. Newark is showing 100 in stock right now."

 

Order today for expected delivery within 3 weeks

http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi

 

100 Expected to ship 4 Oct, 2012

Further stock expected to ship 20 Oct, 2012

http://www.newark.co...only/dp/83T1943

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I was reading a Slashdot post this morning and found where you actually buy raspberry pi's and get them within a few days to a couple of weeks (read the first couple of comments):

http://developers.sl...-the-rest-of-us

 

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http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi

 

 

http://www.newark.co...only/dp/83T1943

I ordered another one Wednesday. UPS says it is "Out for delivery" today, Friday.

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I ordered another one Wednesday. UPS says it is "Out for delivery" today, Friday.

 

Great!! Did you use either of those sites?

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