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Old 30-10-2012, 09:04   #1
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Please can someone explain raspberry pi to me?

please, because i cant get my head round it

someones suggested it as a christmas present for ty?
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Old 30-10-2012, 09:15   #2
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Lol giz a clue
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:23   #3
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3.1415926535 with raspberry on it.
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:38   #4
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re: Please can someone explain raspberry pi to me?

there you go.

FAQs | Raspberry Pi

It might be an idea to PM Restless...I'm sure he has one...and he seems clued up on this kind of stuff.
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:50   #5
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re: Please can someone explain raspberry pi to me?

It's a tiny computer that runs Linux usually and was aimed at getting people back into the programming side of computers rather than being just consumers. When I was a kid I spent hours writing programs, nowadays despite it being easier due to the power etc of modern kit hardly any kids do anything productive with them
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Old 30-10-2012, 11:19   #6
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re: Please can someone explain raspberry pi to me?

thankyou

he wants to make games and someone told me this would be good for him to start with and learn to programme and such, do you think it would be good for him entwisi? he's 11 in a couple of weeks?
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Old 30-10-2012, 18:09   #7
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there you go.

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It might be an idea to PM Restless...I'm sure he has one...and he seems clued up on this kind of stuff.
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Yeah I have one I bought it for a possible XBMC Solution.

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thankyou

he wants to make games and someone told me this would be good for him to start with and learn to programme and such, do you think it would be good for him entwisi? he's 11 in a couple of weeks?
What level is he at? Anyway way of telling? I ain't no programmer and entwisi is miles MILES ahead of me(can better advise you of programming on the pi). But. There is a software my friend used to to make Flash games.

http://markyspark.newgrounds.com/gam...feature=movies

Take a look there. These are the product of somebody that is not a programmer.

As for the RaspberryPI. You have no chance of getting one within a couple of weeks. Unless you buy one off an ebay seller, on offchance or someone you know personally. The waiting list is a killer
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Old 30-10-2012, 18:23   #8
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he's 11 in a couple of weeks?
If I got this for my 11th birthday I would be over the moon. HEHEHE

Anyway,



This is my video of it running RaspBMC ( a version of xbmc ) Skip the video to the end you will see it in its case(that you have to buy separate)
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Old 30-10-2012, 19:50   #9
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They are a superb piece of kit to learn on and the community support is awesome. I started at 11 on my zx81 with it's 1k of ram. If he is interested then you can't really do any better than one.

Programming is a wide church, from scripting in Linux to java, .net, and a million other languages. It is all good experience, as a career, then he should focus in the market to what is passing the big bucks. I'm happy at any time to talk to you/him. I an actually part of a volunteer organisation called STEM who work with schools, I'm going to St Wilfreds next Wednesday to talk to the kids about careers in IT.
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What are the languages to be into at the moment Ian?
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Old 31-10-2012, 09:51   #11
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There is quite a lot of money in flash games these days, is there not?
I think the raspberryPI would be a great gift. as if in the end its just a pipe dream he still has a usable computer and they are pretty cool to show off. I am interested to know how good this kid is. He's got an interest in programming. Is he any good? what is his knowledge already? Ian can put him on the right track...

edit> Aint being condescending or anything. The customROM i use on my mobile phone is developed by a 14 year old. These kids are the programmers of tomorrow. They need a good start and nudge in the right direction
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Old 31-10-2012, 13:05   #12
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emamum...Get hold of the last 3 weeks back issues of Computer Active, there have been some excellent articles on how to set it up, write a simple game programme (Snake) and build a gamepad.
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Old 31-10-2012, 13:29   #13
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There is quite a lot of money in flash games these days, is there not?
I think the raspberryPI would be a great gift. as if in the end its just a pipe dream he still has a usable computer and they are pretty cool to show off. I am interested to know how good this kid is. He's got an interest in programming. Is he any good? what is his knowledge already? Ian can put him on the right track...

edit> Aint being condescending or anything. The customROM i use on my mobile phone is developed by a 14 year old. These kids are the programmers of tomorrow. They need a good start and nudge in the right direction
thats exactly what i thought, all he has atm is an interest in it and needs to go a bit further to see if hes any good and actually enjoys it, if he does then he can get bigger better things, if not then nothings lost
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CPC are advertising the model B version but are awaiting delivery. I think it has more memory than the original one but not sure of other differences
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What’s the difference between Model A and Model B?

Model A has 256Mb RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection). Model B has 512Mb RAM, 2 USB port and an Ethernet port
I think only from a certain date they have 512mb
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