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Hmm, SMD.

Heads up to people on adafruit: $4 for a analog to digital chip, $8 for a proto breakout board, and $40 to an amazing all-in-on GPS. :)

Going to desolder the LEDs off the raspi, to cut down on energy usage. GPS is 5V based, and apparently 20 mA!!

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Still waiting on mine, ordered on 30/6. I want it NOW. Getting kinda antsy, especially seeing people getting their second ones >_<

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I have it blinking a LED from a C program, and I can confirm that the 1Wire driver included in adafruit's Occidentalis distro, which is the distro I'm using, works, but it's slightly flaky and reports a CRC fail about 10% of the time when reading the temperature off the DS18B20 temperature sensor.

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Mines been running http://www.raspbmc.com/ for some time now and very happy with it have it OC'd too which is vastly better then stock for navigating menus. Only have some issues with some mp4's but it seems they are just badly encoded.

 

Trying to find a case that seems suitable as well.

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Not yet but i've been thinking about it. Kinda want to buy the new version as well.

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No. I've got the adafruit Cobbler breakout cable.

http://adafruit.com/products/914

 

I've also got a bitwizards breakout:

http://www.bitwizard.nl/catalog/product_in...;products_id=69

I looked at some of those, but then Gertboard appeared on element14.

 

It costs a bit more, but all RasPi's GPIO pins are buffered, making it harder to accidentally toast the SoC. Plus an ADC and a DAC, a PWM motor driver, and a space for an AtMega micro.

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Yeah, it is pretty good :)

Mind you, the smaller boards are useful for other stuff.

 

BTW, broadcom have opensourced the drivers.

Fucking awesome :)

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All that processing power to make a couple of LED's flash

Lol!

I wish I still had time to do stuff like this...

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All that processing power to make a couple of LED's flash

Lol!

It's the electronics equivalent of "Hello world!"

 

:)

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More fun: I wrote my very first Arduino program today!

 

 

Minicom is running on the Pi to accept input, the keystrokes go from the Pi to the ATMega chip via UART. The program I wrote for the ATMega takes the decimal value of the keystroke, and displays it on the LEDs as a binary number. I ran out of straps, so you can only see the lower 6 bits, but you get the idea.

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