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The 'Raspberry Pi' thread

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by HyRax1, May 8, 2011.

  1. Blinky

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    I think the RPi base will remain free but add-on services will be attempted as a revenue stream. Things like the “RPi Connect” service.
     
  2. ipv6ready

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    Does where it is made matter.

    Also people who make apps for free make apps because people use it and that ego boost is their payment or they want to make money either directly in the future or pad their CV to get a better paying job.

    Look at apple,... and I see PI as Mini Me
     
  3. Blinky

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    No I don’t agree with that.
     
  4. teej

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    We might already be at peak Pi-like SBC and there may not be a next. With x86-64 spreading downmarket and the tooling for building with/for MCUs (including the 2040) getting more accessible I could see the category going the way of the netbook over the next few years.
     
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    There'll be a whole heap of people in the UK that will mind - potentially losing their jobs if there's a million less Pis to be made every year.

    and nothing against China, they can make quality products if that's what the customer demands (and pays for), but no one out sources there to NOT save money doing so.
     
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    You are correct China Made quality depends on the Brand.

    PI Corp can build a better PI in China for cheaper. Conversely PI corporation can maximise profits and build lower quality "good enough products" to keep shareholders happy.
     
  7. Blinky

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    Aren't they in bed with Sony in the UK?
     
  8. MUTMAN

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    pi foundation keeps a 51% stake in pi ltd.
    Sony took a chunk of pi foundation.
    the pi's can be built anywhere by anyone. just buy the lic and off you go.
    Sony have already stated they want to invest (more) in pi camera stack and having a machine learning vision system.
     
  9. Blinky

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    Speaking of which, is anyone using a USB Coral G950 on their RPi 4 ?
     
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    no, but rPi are planning to release there own neural engine soon*
    I think it's 2 or 3 Tops only though
     
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    I was using a USB Coral on a Pi4 for ages until swapping the PI out for a Lenovo Tiny, I assume the G950 is just the normal one?
     
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    Absolutely ex corp drives a lot of this, but this has been the case for a long time also! And recycling should be a better choice if the power requirements / ROI of power gain/loss isn't an issue.

    Very low power projects is one of the last places they might make sense, but rarely is a full linux system actually required, so many projects floating around that would be just as well served with an esp32 or similar.

    As someone else mentioned, the support is heavily community driven so it shouldn't be seen as a guarantee forever, however I agree inertia and lack of education will carry it for a while.

    I am inclined to agree with this take.

    I'm not a hater of the project or anything, i've got pi zero w's in place currently, a pi 3 and had a pi4 4gb when they first came out. I just feel that there's better options and/or the power isn't needed due to dedicated RISC sbc's like sipeed's mali based chips ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004970779483.html ) which _do_ run linux, alongside esp32's etc, it's hard to find too many use cases where a full size pi is beneficial. There's not none, of course, just not as many as there may have been before.
     
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    I'll take that as a no :lol:

    anyways, the V3 cameras are truely awesome
    the webui python script above has a beta for dual cameras but it's broken a lot, and the new "stable" branch isn't as fully featured but still great way to expose every single option/setting the new cameras have.

    I don't have any permanent setup or a particular need for dual cameras right now, other than why not.
    long-term will setup a time-lapse in a weatherproof box on the balcony

    here's a little teaser from late last night

    dodgy dual cams on a bit of plastic (one cam is NoIR)
    PXL_20240720_111040097.jpg

    and a PS1 controller
    PXL_20240720_111025034.jpg

    neither photo taken with the new V3 camera :o
    the controller views are live previews at a lower res.

    I'll get a decent full frame shot of something later
     
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    How does it go encoding to H264 from the two cameras?
     

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