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by poly
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 29
Views: 18863

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

poly , so you just enumerated problems, and offered zero possible solutions. So, what's your argument? I wasn't trying to have an argument I was trying to have a discussion. You seem to have assumed that I "...expect someone else to provide such stuff to you instead..." - I made no such presumption...
by poly
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 29
Views: 18863

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

pfalcon, I'm not disputing that the pyboard is worth its cost, nor am I underestimating the time, effort, cost and commitment needed to not only create the first release but to continue supporting it into the future. Its a fundamental problem with the Open Source type model. If you use such chip you...
by poly
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 29
Views: 18863

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

Pfalcon, thanks for that insight. That's a useful way of thinking about it. Presumably a board that used the same processor as something proven would simplify that? I'm not sure what the BOM looks like for the current boards or how that would scale with volume (that may be in the public domain but I...
by poly
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 29
Views: 18863

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

You make a very valid point about just running python inside Linux. For most applications even the overhead of raspian isn't going to have any impact it just seems perverse to run an entire Linux system for very simple projects. I realise you could extend that logic to saying it's a waste to use 512...
by poly
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 29
Views: 18863

Raspberry Pi Zero

With much (social) media attention on the Raspberry Pi Zero this week I wonder if anyone has considered how challenging it would be to run micropython on the bare metal on one. The cost compared to a pyboard is a significant saving, and of course there are many standard "Pi" hats/accessories that wi...