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Offline Swarfing

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2012, 07:24:44 AM »
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The Raspberry Pi could potentially work with one of these USB devices, or the onboard I/O options could be used to send pulses to stepper drivers.

Potentially Smooth Stepper could work with this but you would be restricted to windows and Mach3
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2012, 10:18:45 AM »
Wasn't suggesting it would work 'out of the box', just highlighting that there are alternatives to a parallel port, there would be significant programming to make it all work.  I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen at some point.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2012, 11:52:53 AM »
David i think you are dead right, the more people ask for it someone will eventually take the challenge. The advantage of something like this over an ordinary pc is that it is not full of bloatware slowing it down. It keeps it simple letting it get on with what it just needs to do.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2012, 10:20:50 AM »
Just been reading an article in this months Linux Format Mag ..

they talk about the Gert Board .. a General Purpose Input Output board to work with it.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/411 :thumbup:

there is hope for CNC etc soon.


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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 03:40:08 PM »
Jim just noticed you are in Tadley? My grandfather used to live down the Den next to the wood
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2012, 04:01:24 PM »
Hi Guys,
My Raspberry Pi arrived today. Has anyone else got their pi yet?

I`ve been running squeeze on mine for most of the day but just wiped it off my SD card to give the Raspbian build a try... looks good so far. A touch slower than I expected despite me trying hard to understand its limitations before it arrived however unbelievable for the price!

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2012, 04:53:53 PM »
Should be getting mine on Monday, Farnell have finally shipped it out  :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2012, 04:40:37 AM »
Finally got mine yesterday and with the T-shirt, now i do feel like a pro geek :dremel:
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2012, 05:06:57 AM »
Swarfing -  I feel a bit of a sado asking but did you order the t-shirt or a freebie    :scratch:  I didn`t get one....

....now the question is purely out of greed because when I sit here thinking would I actually want a T-shirt, my answer is "probably not" but in some strange way I`m now upset I didn`t get one!!!


Anyway - what build are you using. I tried Squeeze but I switched over to "Hexxeh`s" Raspbian image last night and although it took a little more setting up, it seems good.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2012, 01:37:21 PM »
Hi Chris

They gave T-shirts away with the first batch and you just had to state what size. For some reason even though i was in the first wave i ended up waiting bloomin ages for it. I just chucked Squeeze on today to test it out, will probably leave that on until Ubuntu catches up or i relent and switch to Fedora. seem to have more trouble getting a powered hub running than the R-Pi?

First thing to for me is to get the I/O running and get this thing talking to the Sanguinolou.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2012, 02:38:42 PM »


First thing to for me is to get the I/O running and get this thing talking to the Sanguinolou.

Isn't that an island just off Madagascar ?
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2012, 04:16:13 PM »
john i think it is next to Orpington station?
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2012, 04:24:38 PM »
Is that to use with pronterface?
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2012, 04:35:25 PM »
Not sure yet Chris still exploring
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2012, 07:26:27 AM »


First thing to for me is to get the I/O running and get this thing talking to the Sanguinolou.

Isn't that an island just off Madagascar ?

Sounds to me like a toilet than can either take it or leave it, its not that bothered.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2012, 11:12:41 AM »
Well i did just plop it in whether it wanted too or not
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