[PD] Super computer made of legos and Raspberry Pi computers
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 01:23:03 CEST 2012
"Maybe I am mistaken but the real, deep objectives of the Pi foundation
are to ubiquitize (yuck!!!) (maybe "democratise"?) production
through open hardware design so that you can get a fab plant to
start making them locally."
For what I saw, the circuitry is not opened, or is it? I fear that,
unfortunately, I didn't see it anywhere so it seems they haven't done that,
although they are surely willing to disseminate the usage of technology.
And I know wat you mean and that is why I hope something like that happens.
And, as I was saying, the arduino works like that and some people in brazil
can spend around less than 20$ in the parts needed to build it.
And so I also mentioned about this possibility of a newer version of the
arduino made up with an ARM processor. It seems it will be not only open
hardware, but capable of being both a computer and an arduino. I look
forward to that.
2012/9/16 Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 05:47:22PM -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > Thanks a lot Andy, that was really informative.
> > So I see there's no point at all comparing this "super" Pi rack to
> > computers, and that you can't run one Pd having it being served by 64 of
> > these.
> > cheers
> Actually, there's a lot of value in these arrays for DSP work, at least
> kinds of creative DSP work, because what you have is effectively a giant
> modular synth. Data flow is a good candidate, because the work is
> usually a unidirectional flow of data frames through the system.
> On another note, I was pondering your comment on the economics of
> the Pi in Brazil that you replied to Charles.
> Maybe I am mistaken but the real, deep objectives of the Pi foundation
> are to ubiquitize (yuck!!!) (maybe "democratise"?) production
> through open hardware design so that you can get a fab plant to
> start making them locally. I know Brazil can't compete with
> China on economies of scale right now, but nontheless the
> opportunity is there at least without any trade barries based on
> intellectual property nonsense. Its long past time we had a standard
> international unit of computing that any 10 year old kid can grab and
> know the other 9 billion people on the planet have access to.
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