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Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Welshy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:05 am

I was discussing the Raspberry Pi's power with my lecturer earlier and we discussed how the next gen raspberry pi will be more powerful than the B+. This will mean that with an x86 emulator it will be possible to run YSFlight from one. Could this be the thing that makes YSF? I will attempt to find out more but this seems Brilliant!!!
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by VNAF ONE » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:37 am

Just read a small paragraph on it. I'll look more into it later, but it seems capable.

Will it mean anything for YS Flight? Only if it becomes popular and we find some way to quickly market YS so that when people look into the device, they see something about YS somewhere. Again, that is if it becomes some sort of a thing.
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Venom » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:42 am

VNAF ONE wrote:find some way to quickly market YS so that when people look into the device, they see something about YS somewhere.
And this is where I come in! ;)
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Welshy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:10 am

Venom is right, this is where he comes in. YSFlight for Linux, if supplied with a download link for x86 emulation will be able to run on the next gen one (It could in fact run on the existing one in CPU rendered mode). The RPi is very popular with kids learning about computers and coding and to be fair they may want a game (or more specifically a flight game) for which they can make addons and enjoy themselves without needing decent hardware. As long as we can get YSF marketed correctly we could have a winner on our hands.
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by VNAF ONE » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:34 am

Where is this used mostly? I'm wondering in terms of geography, because this is the first time I've ever heard of this thing anyway. I don't think it's something seen here in the states quite yet or at least it's something maybe schools are phasing in slowly. (reminds me of the good old days when we tried out Palm Pilots and such)
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Neocon » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:10 am

I've heard of it...here, a few months ago I think. At under $70 for a starter kit on Amazon, it looks interesting. Then again, you can get an Android tablet for the same price point.

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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Welshy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:57 am

It is huge in the the UK but it's international base is building, Pat it is aimed at people who want to code and/or have a keen interest in computers, for which an Android tablet won't do. The upgrade in hardware will make it more and more appealing to a mass audience and therefore it will get a big usage base......
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Dragon029 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Pat; it's generally a hobby product, although it's well known by university / college students doing computer science or elec / mechatronics engineering courses - there wouldn't be too many high schools using them; some will, but I doubt you'd find national curriculum listing them, etc.
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Welshy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:42 am

Dragon, although not listed in a national high school curriculum they are used for most aspects of coding during high school in this country due the fact that they don't cost much so the schools can afford them. They are also very well used by computer science course at uni due to the fact that a student can buy a compatible computer for 50 quid......
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Gunny » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:28 am

In my day it was the HP 48 GX programmable calculator.You could do a lot with it.I used it as an E6B a survey data collector and an architectural design computer for member stress analysis and all sorts of other apps.You could store a lot of information in those 2 cards along with the main memory.I wish I still had it.It got me through collage and my FAA's ;)

Edit: And it could also hook to the computer or a total station via a patch cable also had infrared communications capability's so you could transfer data from One calculator to another like calculator or a printer.It was a vary flexible machine ;)
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Post by Dragon029 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 pm

I still rock the TI-84 rather than the newer fancy Nspire's, etc... Although that's mainly because I've got Wolfram Alpha and specialty programs for anything more serious XD
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Post by Welshy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:21 pm

I'm currently looking for a Sinclair Spectrum, Gunny might remember it (if it came out in the states which I dunno about)!!!
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Gunny » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:36 pm

The Spec really didn't take off here in the states as well as it did in Europe or the UK.For the life of me I don't know why.That color screen was the nuts back then. :)
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Post by Gunny » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:16 pm

Yep you proved a theory I have had for many years.Pi are round not squared ;)
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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Neocon » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Dragon029 wrote:I still rock the TI-84 rather than the newer fancy Nspire's, etc... Although that's mainly because I've got Wolfram Alpha and specialty programs for anything more serious XD
I can barely use an Nspire, but back in High School I made all sorts of "cheat" programs for my TI-82. I never used them during a test, but to check my answers in some of the more complicated problems. What my "friends" who downloaded it from mine onto theirs did with it I can't say. :roll:

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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by NeurAxaL » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:27 pm

This is a great idea, and i think we should persue it.

raspberry pies (as I like to call them) are meant not just for playing, but also for learning, so YSF, would be great bundled with a program like blender, and maybe Dnm viewer. this would bundle the fun of YSFLight with the learning experience of blender.

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Re: Next Generation Raspberry Pi

Post by Welshy » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:19 pm

I'm going to email soji at some point offering to fund a Pi if he can compile YS natively.
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