Raspberry Pi

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  1. ~Elladan~

    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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  2. Druid of Lûhn

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    Wow! That looks great. I'm interested in programming as well, and this sounds perfect!
    Thanks for the post ~Elladan~
     
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    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    Now on sale, mine's on order, delivery 3-4wks time. Price including VAT for Model B a mere £29.46.
     
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    Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing it's a cannibalized cell phone?

    I've always wanted to go in the opposite direction... create a ridiculously ornate computer, perhaps the way Charles Babbage might have envisioned a desktop machine.

    http://www.datamancer.net/projects/engine/engine.htm
     
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    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    ^Nice :)

    I just love to tinker around with things and at that price why not?!

    Not used Linux much so will have a dabble with that and also do a bit of programming too which I haven't done since leaving school.
     
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    My background is BASIC... yes I know, sort of a 'programming for dummies' computer language... I also became semi-functional in Macromedia's scripting language LINGO that I needed for their Director app. Those were the days weren't they, a fast computer ran 200mhz and 100mbs ram was extravagant.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918

    I hope it actually manges to do this - considering that most IT lessons teach almost nothing (and these days chances are the students know how to do most of it anyway) it would be great to see something as basic to modern life as simple coding scripts appearing in the common education system (in my time it was an "extra" after schools thing taught once a week - and then only to around 3 people...)
     
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    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    I think it's criminal that it ever stopped being a computer sciences course (ie programming) and became a lesson in how to use Microsoft products.

    BASIC & C++ for me. 200mhz & 100mb ram? I remember when home computer memory was measured in kilobytes and you could think faster than the processor calculated!! :D


    What's interesting about this gadget is the user sites and forums which are springing up, you'll basically have all the compiled programming languages available pretty quickly and many more programs too. If you think that even this ARM chip is many many times more powerful than got the Apollo missions to the Moon, and early personal computers, there's plenty to keep interested kids (school and big kids like me) entertained.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    That and the other half is teaching "industry buzzwords" for things - mostly I think so that anyone who goes on to do management from there can sound like they know what they are talking about without actually having any real clue

    "Oh yes just use a BIGGOR to protect the SPINNER from the DRAVEL "
    *manager walks out of techs office - tech looks bemused and then googles to find out what the acronyms mean only to find they are 5 year old program names since superseded by that they already have*
    ;)
     
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    My parents both had computers controlled by BASIC, and at Oxford my dad had to write programs for his experiments in FORTRAN.

    Thanks for the heads up ~Elladan~, I'll see if I can get one now it's finally out.
     
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    I think you could be in for quite a long wait! (Mine's now due mid May)


    Raspberry Pi demand running at '700 per second'

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/05/raspberry-pi-demand?newsfeed=true

     
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    If it originally said MArch/April, and then changed to May; it's actually still March/April.

    My dad's pretty interested, and we'll be getting one once you can get a pack of cables and stuff for it.
     
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    Mad hatter Much more... Muchier

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    I was looking at getting me some Raspberry Pi a while back, this just resurrected the thoughts in my head. Thankyou
     
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    I love how versatile these things are. I'm currently turning one of them into a guitar pedal.

    It's also hilarious how mine came with Minecraft already installed.
     
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    My rasberry pi 3 is full of old console emulators and roms. 16 gig full of em. Fun to play with mates with a few beers.

    Edit: 128 gig now :p
     
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    Can you play Super Smash Bros Melee on it?