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Cotton candy v Raspberry pi

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:48 pm

Cotton candyabout to be released:

Fight!!! :twisted:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:32 pm

usb at one end and hdmi at the other??? hows that going to work?
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:34 pm

also android? Really? Not a very friendly development platform and harder to break 8)

(Unless you want to develop android apps for a hdmi tv with a usb socket)
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:36 pm

£139 plus P&P

HOW MUCH?!?!?


Although I suppose you do get wifi.

Right better stop posting instead of editing and go get lectured about human computer interaction. Might point this out as bad hardware design. Usb at one end for power and hdmi at the other, really. Wouldn't be as bad if the hdmi was a socket rather than a plug, or more sensibly a usb socket instead of a plug... Silly people what will they come up with next?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:14 pm

HDMI for video out, USB for power in, can connect to any device with both sockets, bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and you're away.
An any display computer.
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Postby nelz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:27 pm

Type A sockets are for hosts, not devices. Sockets give power, plugs receive it, so a socket would not only break the standards but risk breaking your hardware. It is designed to be plugged into a host to receive power. Peripherals connect via Bluetooth, although there is also a MicroUSB socket on the side.

The price does seem a little high when compared with the Pi, but it has a faster processor... and a case :)
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:11 pm

It also has 1 GB of ram and wifi.

So you get an Android device that can be connected to any HDMI screen and connect to a wireless network .
It may be more expensive than the Raspberry Pi, but the target audience is different.
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Postby nelz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:55 pm

It is also suppoed to be able to run Ubuntu.
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Postby leke » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:31 pm

This doesn't look so bad http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/01/alwa ... -hands-on/
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