On Sat, Feb 3, 2018, at 11:46 PM, Bakul Shah wrote:
> Not to mention The RasPis are poor at
> reliability.  Even a xenon flash or near a RasPi could power a
> RasPi2 down! And since they do no onboard power regulation,
> people had lots of problems early on -- add one more USB
> device and the thing can become unreliable.

This is probably an impossible question, but I've got to ask: Why do people 
even buy RasPis? Like, for anything? Even when the first RPi was new, a second 
hand laptop could offer far more processing power and reliability for the same 
price, sometimes excepting the disk of course. Add a base station with the old 
printer port and there's some GPIO; not as much as a RPi, it's true, but there 
are ways around that. One alternative for GPIO is the actually cheap boards 
from Ti or whoever which exist to interface Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB 
on one side (depending on the board) to GPIO and serial on the other. I think 
they're programmed in Forth, but I wouldn't be surprised if you can just 
download programs for them to do anything you'd want with remote control.

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. -- Chaucer

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