Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thought for Friday

Take a break…

Sepia image of a cup of coffee

I don’t know about you but things have been a little fraught of late. So if you would like a to take a break  but find it hard to stop, try doing nothing for 2 minutes, and to help you go here. Enjoy!

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Soroban Calculator

Soroban Calculator 1979

Soroban Calculator 1979

I came across this and wanted to share it. Its from Retronaut. Yes, that really is a counting frame next to the calculator. Take a look, there’s more of them.

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Is this little thing the next BIG thing?

raspberry pi

This tiny little ‘device’ is the Rasberry pi… a very small, very cheap basic computer. Response to the launch has been huge and it will be interesting to see where this little baby goes. I for one will be watching.

This is from Wikipedia:
In 2006, early concepts of the Raspberry Pi were based on the Atmel ATmega644 microcontroller. Its schematics and PCB layout are available for public download.[14] Foundation trustee Eben Upton assembled a group of teachers, academics and computer enthusiasts to devise a computer to inspire children.[15] The first ARM prototype version of the computer was mounted in a package the same size as a USB memory stick.[16] It had a USB port on one end and a HDMI port on the other. For more go here.

Diagram of the Rasberry pi computer

For more on the Rasberry pi go here.

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