Daniel Kautz

Just Kidding – Accepting Reality

Just Kidding – Accepting Reality I have been kidding myself and any readers here. Not much but a little. SBC (Single Board Computers) are not going to replace a fully loaded desktop or laptop computer anytime soon. If I have left that impression it was only because of my excitement on how well recent edition SBCs perform. What is missing from the SBC is lots of high speed RAM and its necessary sidekick, high speed...

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A Pie Eater?

A friend of mine, Mike S. in Michigan, USA has sent me a new SBC (Single Board Computer) with which to play. It is a super-set clone of the Rapberry Pi (RPi) design. The board layout, size and basic design are equal. But it has much more of everything else. The SBC is called the Asus Tinker Board S. I will refer to it as the ATB-S. Sometimes just leave off the Asus A (TB-S)....

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Raspberry Pi Printer

Raspberry Pi Printer I was telling myself I had a pretty good mini PC (computer) in the form of a Raspberry Pi (RPi). It was capable of doing everything I thought a small computer should do. But then, it hit me. Not the computer but a realization. There was no way for me to send any of my documents from the RPi to a printer. There is no printer set-up in a stock Raspberry Pi....

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It’s Under Control

It’s Under Control The Raspberry Pi 3B+ is holding its own as a low cost PC style computer. It is proving practical as an everyday driver (in automobile terms) and of course can be customized to the Nth degree for just about any special embedded control application that can be imagined. It certainly is not a screamingly fast super computer. That is not its design or purpose. That means there are some practical performance limitations....

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