what to with 02 when upgrading to 04? was: Re: How to bring forward the community?
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sun Mar 4 20:11:22 CET 2012
Am 03.03.2012 um 22:44 schrieb arne anka:
> what's stopping me from subscribing for the GTA04 is simply the question, what to do with the innards of my disembowled GTA02.
> although the GTA02 as well as a new GTA04 would be litle more than a toy anyway, i shrink back from the idea to produce electronic waste just for fun.
> money isn't really an issue here, but i don't want to spend 750 euros for a complete new GTA04 i don't really have a practical use for.
> (but i would be willing to donate/add a couple of euros if it will help someone to buy a GTA04 who can't afford the full or even the rebated price)
> so, what do you group tour subscribers plan to do with the replaced parts? just sink them in the waste basket? hang on the wall? or do you have a meaningful solution?
I think there are several options. If you keep the display, you have a nice GUI device for experimentation with WLAN, Bluetooth, USB. And, the SPI/I2C interfaces are accessible on test points near the debug connector.
So a dismantled GTA02 is still a nice SoC-Evaluation kit. Could be donated to educational institutions, used in home control, make some funny digital photo frame, make it a wireless NAS server (well, a disk drive on USB1.0 is a little slow).
Or you keep the GTA02 as it is and wait until we have the CaseKit finished (which is not very far away).
>> Therefore it is important to spread of the platform.
>> Having 1 month left over for subscribing to the
>> (extended) group tour is a good point to draw an
>> intermediate view.
>> This morning we now have 34% which is one third of the
>> required number of units (for the given price). This is a
>> good increment from the 23% or so we did have right
>> before FOSDEM when we decided to extend the subscription
>> time frame.
>> So the next goal is to crack the 40%!
>> One more thing:
>> some 5% rebate seats are still available since
>> some generous subscribers did choose no early
>> bird rebate.
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