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    • >What’s the point of having a computer without a network port?

      Having trailing wires on your portable device such as a turtle, robot, quadcopter, glider etc. is considered undesirable (and in the case of the quadcopter, hilariously dangerous).

      It has one USB port, which is where you put your nano WiFi adaptor. You then configure/debug the WiFi using UART serial console and wicd-curses (been there done that!).

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      > If I want an ARM processor with many I/O pins,
      > I can get an Arduino Due for cheaper.

      Yes, but the implementation of Linux that you can run on the Arduino is *massively* less capable. And programming the Arduino with anything other than sketch byte code – Python, for example – is monumentally hard work.

      The Arduino is brilliant, if what you want is a really good microcontroller. The RPi A+ is about having a fully-fledged Linux machine in portable form.

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      (Just to be clear: the Arduino is *brilliant*; it just happens to have a different focus from what the RPi A+ is aiming for)

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        >What’s the point of having a computer without a network port?

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        You are making me feel really, really old.

        Here goes a “it was all big-endian fields round here when I was a lad” moment. The first computer I ever used was the Harwell Dekatron, although it was 1973, I was 2, and my dad let me push only one button (it printed out Snoopy in what today you’d call ASCII art, although I don’t think the Harwell actually used ASCII). Raspberry Pi Model B 756-8308 Motherboard ...

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        For the next 15 years, I was a computer geek who hardly ever felt the need to connect my computer to another computer. It just didn’t occur to me. I wrote my own programs, I programmed my own friend. I played adventure games that engaged me in conversation. I occasionally got paid by magazines for short programs I’d written; and those magazines were how I communicated with other users.

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        I find the question “What’s the point of having a computer without a network port?” a bit of a generation gap. On the one hand, it’s a bit sad that you think of a computer as merely a tool to communicate with, rather than an engaging device in its own right. On the other hand, I suppose it’s nice that tech has reached the point where unlimited communications seems normal.

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        Hey ho, time to teach the next generation. Join me at the Cotswold Raspberry Jam in Cheltenham on Sat 22 Nov (only 5 tickets left, and it looks like the children will outnumber the adults – one poor parent seems to be bringing 3 kids; as a dad of 3 myself, best of luck to her!). If you hear a scream, don’t worry, it’s only the jelly babies.

      • Ben–(i’d like an expert’s opinion!)

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        Try as I might, I do not get the impression (and I’ve read most of the “official” books, as well as Broadcom’s technical offerings) that the π’s processor can output data in parallel; either one byte at a time, one nibble at a time, or one word at a time.
        If this is indeed true, then the π’s Broadcom chip runs counter to the design of most microprocessors, which use only one or two instructions for data I/O, depending upon whether or not the processor’s data I/O is rsgister-based, or memory-mapped.

        To make it easy for you: Is the Rπ’s Broadcom chip designed for easy PARALLEL I/O or not? A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ will be more than sufficient; justifications not required.

        And: many thanks from me and all ‘traditional microprocessor’ users everywhere.

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        Hats (no pun intended. On second thought…) off to you and all the Rπ crew for your outstanding, informative work.

  • I just received and booted my A+
    Really great work, thank you very much!

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    Just one disapointment – which is about enhanced audio.
    I have written my experience with B+ audio to the forum: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:27 am.
    But have not receive any reaction from the foundation yet. So I try to repeat it here:
    I have tested B+(A+) audio (via analog output) and yes, personally, the reproduction itself sounds a bit more real and rich than it is at B or A models. And default output level is aprox 3db louder. Thanks for that enhancement.
    But I have found that there is some slight level of noise hearable from my B+(A+) model in case that a “silence” is played.
    I have tested it using a couple of headphones only (have no opportunity to test it with profi sound equipment or osciloscope yet).
    Level of this noise is not affected by volume control, and is hearable only when “silence” or very low signals < -20db music (wav/mp3) or < -40db 1kHz signal (wav) is beeing played. When the signal is higher and fades out to silence then after aprox 2 seconds the noise reappears.
    Model B and A have no hearable noise – it is clear silence when clear silence (wav/mp3) is beeing played.
    I have tested it with "omxplayer -o local" (latest software and firmware (6.Aug) + firmware from 1.Aug – (and additionally on A and B with SW+FW from 18.Jun 2014)).
    It seems to me that some kind of signal compression or ALC is used somwhere at the sound path.
    Does someone other noticed this behaviour? Or does someone know if there is some kind of ALC used at B+(A+) model?
    Looking forward to release of the full B+(A+) schematics…
    The same results are with today's apt-get update / upgrade / dist-upgrade.
    Thanks for your reply,



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