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Old 27th October 2016, 9:13 AM   #2056
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Hahahaha Elvis.

The best part about the locked door system is when the network is down, or there is a hardware fault and the user can't actually generate a ticket...
We use Zendesk and GMail, so anyone with a phone can *always* send a ticket regardless of the state of our network.

But end users are end users, and are always going to complain typing is too hard, despite spending all day on Facebook.
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Old 27th October 2016, 3:04 PM   #2057
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And if the phone network is down as well there is probably a zombie apocalypse so you have better things to be doing anyway.
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Old 13th November 2016, 8:47 PM   #2058
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....Anyone know of a cheaper option than that? All they have to do is be able to play SD media fullscreen, and run Linux.


http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1028628.html

orange zero for $10 might be even better
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Old 14th November 2016, 7:48 AM   #2059
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http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1028628.html

orange zero for $10 might be even better
Yeah I saw that the other day. Pinouts say there's CVBS video straight off the header pins. That might end up being the thing I'll use.
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Old 27th November 2016, 12:10 PM   #2060
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Dr Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi foundation and Broadcom engineer, is appointed a CBE for his work.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36498605
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Old 30th November 2016, 5:41 PM   #2061
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Just picked up a new Pi 3 (first one I've bought) and want to turn it into a retro game station...has anyone done something similar using wireless XBOX 360 controllers? I'm going to pick up a pair of these http://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/P...d=9&sid=126211 and follow some of the RetroPi guides. Other than software, am I missing anything else?
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Old 30th November 2016, 8:39 PM   #2062
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kinda

Download the retropi image, then google for some 'free' roms. (Free 'cos piracy is bad m'kay).
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Old 30th November 2016, 8:53 PM   #2063
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Download the retropi image, then google for some 'free' roms. (Free 'cos piracy is bad m'kay).
Oh yeah, ROMs

From a controller perspective though...am I covered? There seems to be a bit of trickery to get the wireless controllers going, but I'll have a good play over the Xmas break.
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Old 30th November 2016, 9:12 PM   #2064
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i bought 2x logitech F310 controllers (wired - cos pulling it out every now and then and having flatteries is a let down) and an X arcade tankstick.
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Because I'm bored waiting for the Compute Module 3 to get announced, this is one of the Raspberry Pi things I've built.
Just found this datasheet on the compute module 3. It is dated October.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...SHEET-V1_0.pdf

I was going to post on the raspberry pi forum, but the thread has been locked.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/v...37952&start=25
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Old 9th December 2016, 5:48 PM   #2066
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Also ordered myself one There was a WA seller on eBay, faster shipping.

The Orange Pi that I also ordered is cheaper and for retro gaming likely just as good, but for education the Raspberry just has much better support, resources and all of that.

Will play around with it over the holidays and see what it's like.
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Old 9th December 2016, 6:32 PM   #2067
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RPi 2 B+ on the left, Orange Pi Zero on the right.



Orange Pi Zero specs:
Quad core Cortex A7 1.2GHz with hardware H.265/HEVC@1080p
256MB RAM
100Mbit/s Ethernet with POE
1x USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11n
26 pin GPIO
All outputs off the single line pin header (I'll be using CVBS to a standard def TV for my project)

Cost me $14 including delivery from Aliexpress.
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Old 9th December 2016, 8:04 PM   #2069
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Cost me $14 including delivery from Aliexpress.
How long did yours take to arrive?

Eager to hear how you go with it.
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Old 9th December 2016, 8:43 PM   #2070
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I've been quite vocally espousing my love for ARM hardware for over a decade now. Don't get me wrong, I *love* Raspberry Pi for a bunch of reasons, and I'll never stop buying them. But ARM hardware is a real passion of mine, and you bet your bottom dollar I'll be buying tonnes of different SoCs from tonnes of different manufacturers to try them all out.

I've long predicted ARM being available to the general population as a consumer PC for ages. I consider these various different "Pi" devices not to be that, but to be a stepping stone there. Microsoft's recent announcement that Windows10 will run natively on ARM and offer x86-on-ARM emulation natively says to me that the day of consumer ARM PCs is coming closer and closer, and I can't wait.

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How long did yours take to arrive?

Eager to hear how you go with it.
Ordered Nov 21, shipped Nov 22, arrived in my PO Box Dec 8.

Roughly 2.5 weeks from payment to in my hands.

Will hopefully fire it up over the weekend, or failing that next week when I'm on annual leave. Plan is to embed it inside an old black and white TV, have it automatically boot up and play a random "Saturday morning cartoon" from the 80s, which is loaded on my file server that it accesses wirelessly.

From there, I want to hack the channel change switch on the old TV as an input selector, buy another 2-3 of these, and have them all do the same. The idea being that I can "change channel" between the different inputs.
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