RISC for Dogs

Figure 1: I hope my dog likes Risc OS as much as I do!

Some time ago I tried RISCOS to see if it could be useful for me.  I liked it, and in fact it was the only operating system I used on my Pi for the first few weeks after I purchased my initial Raspberry Pi.  Subsequently, I got involved with other operating systems on the Pi, and RISC was put on the back burner.  Recently, I decided to see how much had improved in the time that had elapsed (about a year).

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“Homemade” Tablet version two: GPS road test

josm-tracker-test-raspi-riscy-gps2Figure 1: First test run of the GPS module in the Raspi-Riscy “tablet” (click to enlarge)

Getting back to the GPS …

Since discovering that the placement of the GPS module in the “homemade” tablet was very critical, I’d moved all the wiring away from the little corner of the box where it was relocated, and then I was in a good position to perform the first on-the-road test of the GPS module, inside the homemade tablet I sometimes call the “Raspi-Riscy” – so as to differentiate it from the Odroid/C1 powered “homemade” tablet I have mentioned in earlier posts …

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Screenshot licenses:  The screenshot at the top of the article is of a program that has been released under a free software license (JOSM, located at http://www.openstreetmap.org and josm.openstreetmap.de). As a derivative work of that program, this screenshot falls under the same license (GPL2+). The license text preamble and a link to the full test is shown at bottom of this page. Full Text License Source: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/browser/trunk/LICENSE Any contributed OSM data shown is licensed under the OdbL: opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

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