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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #135 on: February 04, 2015, 09:46:17 pm »
very tempting! If I didn't have so much projects already... :)
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #136 on: February 06, 2015, 12:15:55 pm »
I'll probably get an RPI2 (or 2) as an extra play box since the original RPI B is now running as my printer server/timemachine clone.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #137 on: February 07, 2015, 03:00:38 am »
I'd get the RPI 2 then, if you're going for another B model.
Same cost, better performance.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #138 on: February 10, 2015, 03:08:52 pm »
I know but apparently it's a bit camera shy  ;D

http://www.raspberrypi.org/xenon-death-flash-a-free-physics-lesson/
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #139 on: February 10, 2015, 03:45:40 pm »
I know but apparently it's a bit camera shy  ;D

http://www.raspberrypi.org/xenon-death-flash-a-free-physics-lesson/

That's a special feature design to reduce the otherwise inevitable proliferation of RP2 photos on social media sites.

Shame they can't do it with cats and babies. ;)

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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #140 on: February 10, 2015, 06:10:22 pm »
The xx--xx ?
Seriously, it reacts to Xenon lights ?  ???
Well i guess i'll not take any flash photo's of mine when it comes in then  :-X
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #141 on: February 11, 2015, 09:07:08 am »
I find this actually quite interesting  that
That's a special feature design to reduce the otherwise inevitable proliferation of RP2 photos on social media sites.

Shame they can't do it with cats and babies. ;)

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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #142 on: February 21, 2015, 04:45:35 pm »
Well, the RPi2 has arrived, this little thing does a lot of things a LOT faster  :o
It still needs optimization, and i suppose there's some work needed before Raspbian will fully make use of the multi-core setup, but so far it seems very promising.
Now i need to wait for some replacement layers for it's case to come in;  the B+ Pibow cases need a replacement 3rd layer to work with an RPi2.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #143 on: February 26, 2015, 06:03:17 am »
I picked up a couple of ESP8266 modules the other day to use when I get my RPI. These things are awesome. You can get 5 for around $15 on ebay. With the GPIO and wifi capabilities, you have a great automation/networking module.

Can't wait to get my pi, and start my home automation project.

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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #144 on: February 26, 2015, 04:35:11 pm »
I'd be careful with those modules bradt, they are capable of outputting a rather disturbingly strong signal, and unpredictably so...
I've used them on a signal jamming project that got confiscated by the local police, because instead of jamming everything within 300 feet, it turned out that it was capable of effectively jamming radio communications in a 1 mile radius  :o

On a less disturbing note, i now own two RPi 2's.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #145 on: February 26, 2015, 06:57:46 pm »
wow!I figured they were powerful when it started crashing my USB to serial dongle, and I had to set up an external power supply. The current draw is surprising. I had no idea they were THAT powerful though. That's too funny.

Fortunately I don't expect the police to care quite as much about the small weather station I plan to put out back this spring to monitor soil/weather conditions for my garden. :)

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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #146 on: February 26, 2015, 07:44:26 pm »
Ok, that is a rather interesting project, considering the RPi foundation is doing an RPi based weather stations project for schools ATM, and they may eventually also sell them commercially, if the school projects prove succesfull.
Coincidence ?
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #147 on: March 10, 2015, 08:31:15 am »
Ok, i just saw an advertisement for this in MagPie, and colour me jubilant, i think i like it !
https://www.wyliodrin.com/
With this kind of service, even a child could 'code' a routine to blink some leds on a breadboard.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #148 on: March 10, 2015, 11:42:25 am »
Yes and with a bit of luck it triggers their curiosity to delve deeper into this whole 'programming' stuff thus developing some new useful skills.
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Re: The big 'ole Raspberry Pi topic
« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2015, 05:41:00 am »
Yes and with a bit of luck it triggers their curiosity to delve deeper into this whole 'programming' stuff thus developing some new useful skills.

Indeed, and while i agree with Linus (Torvalds) that we shouldn't want to turn everyone into programmers, we should nurture those who show an aptitude for it...
If this particular visual coding style were to take hold in combination with the RPi, it could help identify children with a higher aptitude for programming and logic.
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