Main CPU Raspberry Pi

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Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by RedOko » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:07 pm

Anybody tried the Raspberry Pi yet to run the Linux version of any gcode streamer?
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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by Enraged » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:38 pm

Has anyone actually received one yet? I put my order in the day they became available, still haven't gotten one...

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by sea2stars » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:32 am

Best place to keep up to date is on raspberrypi.org.

I'm half expecting my Raspi and ShapeOko to arrive on the same day.

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by jahn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:30 am

Raspberry has one( but IMHO a big ) disadvantage.Raspberry uses Broadcom CPU, which is not good for the open community.It is almost impossible to get any datasheet and ( from my experience) Broadcom provides very poor support (f you do not have an agreement with them). Arduino( Atmel) has a quite different approach

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by CptanPanic » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:26 pm

jahn wrote:Raspberry has one( but IMHO a big ) disadvantage.Raspberry uses Broadcom CPU, which is not good for the open community.It is almost impossible to get any datasheet and ( from my experience) Broadcom provides very poor support (f you do not have an agreement with them). Arduino( Atmel) has a quite different approach
FYI: here is the Broadcom datasheet.

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by jahn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:44 am

Not sure what you mean by
FYI: here is the Broadcom datasheet.
You may mean BCM2835 ARM Peripherals (a part datasheet).As far as I know at least one of the Raspberry PI staff was( or even is) an employer of Broadcom.
But still note they have not published the whole datasheet but only a part.
In general Broadcom is not helpful to small companies nor to open comunities.I contacted Broadcom about 3 times ( offered even NDA) .And you can guess if they have ever replied. Or look at their forum and then compare with ATMEL forum. I do not know why an independent developers or small firms should spend their time and work with Broadcom products as long as there will be such bad Broadcom's policy.

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by jahn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:36 pm

Yes, that is what I thought it should be.
As I wrote earlier Broadcom does not support open (software/hardware )communities.
But Atmel does. Arduino is a good example. If there were no datasheet from Atmel, there would not have been any Arduino. (Try to ask Broadcom for a datasheet ...).

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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by AtomSoft » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:54 am

I think a beagleboard-xm would be better to use. I have on here and as soon as i get my shapeoko kit you can bet i will try it out.
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Re: Main CPU Raspberry Pi

Post by AtomSoft » Thu May 24, 2012 2:38 pm

just got my code for a Raspberry Pi. Total price for it alone with TAX(VAT) and S/H (5 weeks) is $50... its cheap but not sure if i should get it... I have a beagleboard xm... i barely use it.
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