Jump to content


Photo

All this talk of Pi has got Scott hungry


  • Please log in to reply
56 replies to this topic

#1 scotay

scotay

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 147 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:10 PM

http://yoyogames.com/news/65

We’ve been watching closely the development of the Raspberry Pi which is tipped to capture the imaginations of a new generation with an “ultra-low-cost” computer the size of a credit card.

Posted Image
(we like the rather fetching Raspberry Pi stickers we got today)

The British-designed Pi is being heralded as the saviour of modern IT education in UK classrooms, one that will raise a new generation – equipping youngsters with the skills they need to survive in world hooked on web connected technologies. The Raspberry Pi's engineers want to give kids (and schools) some cheap and educational kit that won't break or turn into a nightmare to maintain.

So as a Friday teaser, here’s a sneak preview of what Scott has been working on: GameMaker running on a PC Linux (Fedora 15) under LXDE window manager.

Posted Image

Pretty cool huh!
  • 2

#2 OMGCarlos

OMGCarlos

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 329 posts
  • Version:GM:HTML5

Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:18 PM

Whoa awesome stuff! I mentioned this before, bringing GM to linux wouldn't make for a huge profit - what it will do is bring GameMaker and game development in general to kids who wouldn't be able to afford a computer in the first place. My parents were poor when I was a kid and the only thing I had was a decode old computer with a 20 lb monitor with a screen the size of 2 gameboys that could barely handle running BASIC in DOS.

Not only is it cheap, but for its size its sure packs a hellova punch - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=e_mDuJuvZjI

Edited by OMGCarlos, 02 December 2011 - 04:21 PM.

  • 0

#3 land of games

land of games

    han solos friend

  • GMC Member
  • 467 posts
  • Version:GM:HTML5

Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:55 AM

dont know what anybody else thinks but that microcontroller unit in the bottom left corner looks like an axon 1 mcu.
  • 0

"definitely panic if there’s caviar"-valve employee handbook

 

 


#4 The_Puzzle

The_Puzzle

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 80 posts
  • Version:GM:HTML5

Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:51 AM

This sounds great! Can't wait to see what comes out of this.
  • 0

#5 Rusky

Rusky

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 2492 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:56 AM

dont know what anybody else thinks but that microcontroller unit in the bottom left corner looks like an axon 1 mcu.

That microcontroller unit in the bottom left corner is a Raspberry Pi.
  • 0

#6 land of games

land of games

    han solos friend

  • GMC Member
  • 467 posts
  • Version:GM:HTML5

Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

oh yeah. now I feel stupid. sorry :wallbash:
  • 0

"definitely panic if there’s caviar"-valve employee handbook

 

 


#7 twelveways

twelveways

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 1383 posts

Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

Rubbish name, great product.
  • 0

#8 pedrosorio

pedrosorio

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 971 posts

Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Now this got me excited. GM running on Linux... dream :tongue:
  • 0
"Let's leave the classics for your parents." - KC LC

#9 Binsk

Binsk

    -Insane Kid-

  • GMC Member
  • 2968 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:41 AM

Beyond extremely happy right now. :D

That computer sounds really interesting, I think I will have to keep an eye on it. And of course, the main reason I am happy is the whole GM <-> Linux idea.
  • 0

NEWS FLASH! You can't get to heaven by your works. No chance. Hopeless. Give up now. No amount of works will get you anywhere, in fact all your efforts have been botched years ago because you already missed perfection the first time you lied, stole, or performed any of those other lovelies.

 

That said, do you want to go to heaven? Not the hellish picture given by cartoons. You know, the nightmarish one where you are renting a cloud and harp? I mean, holy crap, where did that come from? I am talking about a bonafide city, people, designed by God no less. Heck, read John's Revelation 21 if you want details. Getting to heaven is extremely simple, actually, the how and why is spelled out in Paul's letter to the Romans, summarized in Romans 10:9,10. God lived a perfect life and died in your place, covering every one of your mistakes and failures past and future. All you have to do is believe that He did what he said He did and accept the gift. Bam, you're saved. Done deal. Complicated, no? Questions? PM me.


#10 Dr. Spankenstein

Dr. Spankenstein

    GMC Member

  • New Member
  • 1 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:32 PM

Just registered to say this is fantastic news. I'll be buying/registering a copy for the Rasberry Pi should this project come into fruition. Thanks for all the hard work spent in getting this far. :)
  • 0

#11 xeven

xeven

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 76 posts

Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

Please! I'm a huge Linux fan/user and I've been looking forward to getting a RasPi for a while now, so I can't wait for this!
  • 0

#12 icuurd12b42

icuurd12b42

    Self Formed Sentient

  • GMC Elder
  • 16644 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:38 AM

25$ for the power of a PC that cost 6000$ in 2000. and I'm pretty sure it's about the same power as a 500$ iPad
  • 0

#13 ean

ean

    GMC Member

  • New Member
  • 190 posts
  • Version:GM8

Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

Forgive me for asking, but whom is this mysterious Scott you speak of?
  • 0
VOTE FOR BUDDY ROEMER HE'S A STRAIGHTFORWARD, DOWN TO EARTH AMERICAN GUY WHO ISN'T PART OF THE BIGBROTHER CONSPIRACY

KILL NO LIVING THING

We have the worlds greatest scientist, engineers and politicians in this community with super fast computers


#14 scottdunbar190888

scottdunbar190888

    GMC Member

  • YoYo Games Staff
  • 35 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Forgive me for asking, but whom is this mysterious Scott you speak of?


I am! Hello, I'm a fairly new member of the YoYo team. While Russell and Mike and the other members of the core tech concentrate on GameMaker Studio and HTML5 I am doing the extra bits and pieces that need doing.

Also you are forgiven.
  • 0

#15 ean

ean

    GMC Member

  • New Member
  • 190 posts
  • Version:GM8

Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:17 PM


Forgive me for asking, but whom is this mysterious Scott you speak of?


I am! Hello, I'm a fairly new member of the YoYo team. While Russell and Mike and the other members of the core tech concentrate on GameMaker Studio and HTML5 I am doing the extra bits and pieces that need doing.

Also you are forgiven.


Ok cool, I thought it was the OP talking in third person, which is very confusing. :biggrin:
  • 0
VOTE FOR BUDDY ROEMER HE'S A STRAIGHTFORWARD, DOWN TO EARTH AMERICAN GUY WHO ISN'T PART OF THE BIGBROTHER CONSPIRACY

KILL NO LIVING THING

We have the worlds greatest scientist, engineers and politicians in this community with super fast computers


#16 slam drago

slam drago

    The slam drag

  • New Member
  • 422 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

YAY! I think I might buy a R-PI just for fun. Heck its only $25.
  • 0
My newest website. Check it out!
I support Cryset Games. Make money playing and making games!
(\__/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
My avatar is best viewed in the lighter GMC theme.

#17 Sir

Sir

    Jedi Poodoo

  • GMC Member
  • 384 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I am so gunna buy the B model. Then Im gunna get GM on it. why not? another computer for 35$? Thats cheaper then the video card i bought for my main machine!
  • 0

For my sake, please RTFM.


#18 ean

ean

    GMC Member

  • New Member
  • 190 posts
  • Version:GM8

Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:02 PM

I just skimmed through the video, but it seems you plug it in to a monitor? Does it come with a monitor? That would be hard too see though.
  • 0
VOTE FOR BUDDY ROEMER HE'S A STRAIGHTFORWARD, DOWN TO EARTH AMERICAN GUY WHO ISN'T PART OF THE BIGBROTHER CONSPIRACY

KILL NO LIVING THING

We have the worlds greatest scientist, engineers and politicians in this community with super fast computers


#19 scottdunbar190888

scottdunbar190888

    GMC Member

  • YoYo Games Staff
  • 35 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

I just skimmed through the video, but it seems you plug it in to a monitor? Does it come with a monitor? That would be hard too see though.



You can plug it into anything that has an HDMI port on it. you also have the option of a composite cable, but no, it doesn't come with a monitor. you can also just solder your own monitor/screen whatever and make a cheap linux tablet.
  • 0

#20 chance

chance

    GMC Member

  • Global Moderators
  • 7977 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:39 PM

I just skimmed through the video, but it seems you plug it in to a monitor? Does it come with a monitor?

For $25... you're asking if a monitor is included? :whistle:

Other than novelty value, I'm not sure why people would want one of these (unless it's their only option for buying a computer). But they do look fun. :smile: And I'm a sucker for neat tech gear.
  • 0

#21 Rusky

Rusky

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 2492 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:27 AM

They'd be really great for DIY projects- someone already mentioned building a tablet. Think of it as a cheap alternative to Arduino, sort of. The fact that it can run GM just makes a lot of those projects cooler. :)
  • 0

#22 Loaf

Loaf

    Just loafing around

  • GMC Member
  • 1745 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:38 AM

Porting GM to Linux will be appreciated by many Linux fans here I'm sure. But to base a product around the Raspberry Pi, something I'd happily bet will end up as nothing more than a piece of hobbyist gear for techies and nerds, is not so hot.

The Pi is going to be a fad. As I wrote in a blog post, it'll be like netbooks; an awesome novelty at first and everybody wants one, but then suddenly people get bored of them and sales plummet to doom while something else takes over.

The Raspberry Pi is no general consumer product, that is for sure. You won't see technologically inept end users considering this device... I'd be surprised if most people who aren't hardcore into their gadgets ever even hear about this device.

I look forward to seeing more Linux progress though. I run OpenSuse on a partition so it'd be pretty fun to play around with GM on it.
  • 0

:duck:


#23 Rusky

Rusky

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 2492 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:27 AM

Thus, YoYo's attitude toward the Linux port. They're personally excited about the Pi but they're only expending the effort to get the Lazarus version running. Hopefully they'll find more motivation in the future though- maybe Linux-based game servers.
  • 0

#24 Loaf

Loaf

    Just loafing around

  • GMC Member
  • 1745 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:08 AM

Thus, YoYo's attitude toward the Linux port. They're personally excited about the Pi but they're only expending the effort to get the Lazarus version running. Hopefully they'll find more motivation in the future though- maybe Linux-based game servers.


Yeah, Lazarus is gross. It was a deal breaker for GM Mac for me.

Do it right and do it once please! :yes:
  • 0

:duck:


#25 twelveways

twelveways

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 1383 posts

Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:15 AM

Porting GM to Linux will be appreciated by many Linux fans here I'm sure. But to base a product around the Raspberry Pi, something I'd happily bet will end up as nothing more than a piece of hobbyist gear for techies and nerds, is not so hot.

The Pi is going to be a fad. As I wrote in a blog post, it'll be like netbooks; an awesome novelty at first and everybody wants one, but then suddenly people get bored of them and sales plummet to doom while something else takes over.

The Raspberry Pi is no general consumer product, that is for sure. You won't see technologically inept end users considering this device... I'd be surprised if most people who aren't hardcore into their gadgets ever even hear about this device.

I look forward to seeing more Linux progress though. I run OpenSuse on a partition so it'd be pretty fun to play around with GM on it.


Im pretty sure the market is mainly schools, community projects and developing societies, no one expects it to replace quad core gaming rigs.
  • 0

#26 scottdunbar190888

scottdunbar190888

    GMC Member

  • YoYo Games Staff
  • 35 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:49 AM

Other than novelty value, I'm not sure why people would want one of these (unless it's their only option for buying a computer). But they do look fun. :smile: And I'm a sucker for neat tech gear.


Yeah for tech geeks (like me) its a shiny new toy. But for kids and teenagers its a sweet, cheap learning tool if they are interested in learning computer science skills. I know that up here in sunny Scotland and certainly down south High schools do not have any sort of teaching for programming, its all just you will become a valued member of society if you can fill in an Excell sheet", "But Miss, what if the company I work for uses ANY OTHER software than micro$oft?", "don't be silly little Timmy, ALL companies use Microsoft".

But i digress (and i also think i disliked my highschool ICT teacher), as I was saying, the Raspberry-Pi is looking good to get integrated into schools in the UK, which means kids will learn how computers and software actually works, which will make them more capable of adapting to any software or not having to rely on an "IT Department". and even if it doesnt make it into schools its cheap enough that the kids who want to learn but can't afford to (me when i was growing up, though I did use my brothers Atari ST 520, 1 MB of RAM :cool: -oh yeah- and started learning BASIC) then can now get their hands dirty for like a months pocket money and not worry too much about breaking the kit.

also it runs Quake 3
  • 0

#27 -DarkAceZ-

-DarkAceZ-

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 95 posts
  • Version:Mac

Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

Now this got me excited. GM running on Linux... dream :tongue:

That goes without saying.
  • 0
Posted Image
Rate this topic: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

#28 nujuat

nujuat

    Alex Tritt Games

  • GMC Member
  • 267 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

I know that up here in sunny Scotland and certainly down south High schools do not have any sort of teaching for programming, its all just you will become a valued member of society if you can fill in an Excell sheet", "But Miss, what if the company I work for uses ANY OTHER software than micro$oft?", "don't be silly little Timmy, ALL companies use Microsoft".

So true!
I was happy when we finally moved onto Adobe last year. I was even happier when we got to chose the GAMEMAKER elective! That was cool. I made angry birds!
  • 0

COGios.png  - - http://alextrittgames.com/  - - DGios.png
iOS - HTML5 - PC - MAC - OUYA


#29 HayManMarc

HayManMarc

    The HayMan

  • GMC Member
  • 1356 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:55 PM


Now this got me excited. GM running on Linux... dream :tongue:

That goes without saying.


I've been waiting for GameMaker on Linux for years now. Finally! I'll be able to drop Windows almost completely now. (Anxiously anticipating a full and stable linux version of GameMaker! You da man, Scott!)

The "Raspberry Pi" looks neat, too. Especially at such a low price. Why didn't they just call it the "Pi"??? Marketing is overthinking things again. :P
  • 0

"D'oh!" -- Homer Simpson

MTGC_ANNOUNCEMENT_BANNER_004.png


#30 Mike.Dailly

Mike.Dailly

    Evil YoYo Games Employee

  • Administrators
  • 4465 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Scot's been making good progress, so much so - it's now running ON a Raspberry Pi!

Posted Image

How cool is THAT!!
  • 2

#31 icuurd12b42

icuurd12b42

    Self Formed Sentient

  • GMC Elder
  • 16644 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

Tres Cool
  • 0

#32 NakedPaulToast

NakedPaulToast

    GM Studio/Mac/Win

  • GMC Member
  • 8480 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

Scot's been making good progress, so much so - it's now running ON a Raspberry Pi!

Posted Image

How cool is THAT!!


I would like to see GM:Rpi Pro published and given away as a free program to the Raspberry Pi community.

I'm assuming that it's based on the GM4Mac/7 code-base. Basically an end of life code-base. It won't encroach on existing GM Sales, and will expose young people and Pi techies to GameMaker, in turn increasing sales for GM:Win/HTML5 and Studio.

The halo effect from such a positive P.R. move could pay for itself ten fold in other YYGs product sales.
  • 2

keep_crap_150_zpsd7af69c5.png


#33 OMGCarlos

OMGCarlos

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 329 posts
  • Version:GM:HTML5

Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

I would like to see GM:Rpi Pro published and given away as a free program to the Raspberry Pi community.

I'm assuming that it's based on the GM4Mac/7 code-base. Basically an end of life code-base. It won't encroach on existing GM Sales, and will expose young people and Pi techies to GameMaker, in turn increasing sales for GM:Win/HTML5 and Studio.

The halo effect from such a positive P.R. move could pay for itself ten fold in other YYGs product sales.


I was thinking it and you said it, all it will do is expose GM to an even larger audience. It's really hard to beat GM's ease of use, my professor's have been fighting to teach it for a few years now.
  • 0

#34 Desert Dog

Desert Dog

    GMC Member

  • GMC Elder
  • 6409 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

I would like to see GM:Rpi Pro published and given away as a free program to the Raspberry Pi community.

I'm assuming that it's based on the GM4Mac/7 code-base. Basically an end of life code-base. It won't encroach on existing GM Sales, and will expose young people and Pi techies to GameMaker, in turn increasing sales for GM:Win/HTML5 and Studio.

The halo effect from such a positive P.R. move could pay for itself ten fold in other YYGs product sales.


Well you'd find it hard to find many who disagree with you here! That said, if they don't do this, then they'd do well to dress up Lite to suit the audience.. I'd remove the watermark, remove the made by GM banner, etc. Make it feel like a seperate, fully-functioning program. Which it is, but those items make it feel more like a try-before-you-buy.
  • 0
HTML5 games for mobile:
HexDogs Bugz Burn! Captain George Golfing Block Memory

Games for Androids
*NEW* Word Dog - Published by Dangerous_Dave


Code: General Array Functions - GM-S friendly. sorting, shuffling. Includes a quicksort.
Use the quicksort to sort ds_lists 10-18 times faster than ds_list_sort()!

#35 HayManMarc

HayManMarc

    The HayMan

  • GMC Member
  • 1356 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:34 AM

Well you'd find it hard to find many who disagree with you here! That said, if they don't do this, then they'd do well to dress up Lite to suit the audience.. I'd remove the watermark, remove the made by GM banner, etc. Make it feel like a seperate, fully-functioning program. Which it is, but those items make it feel more like a try-before-you-buy.



I agree. But I would leave the GM banner and probably add some YoyoGames ads for full-feature desktop versions and whatnot. Let YoyoGames promote themselves. (Please, PLEASE, leave out tacky, google-like ad placements, or annoyingly placed ads that slow down user process.)
  • 0

"D'oh!" -- Homer Simpson

MTGC_ANNOUNCEMENT_BANNER_004.png


#36 nujuat

nujuat

    Alex Tritt Games

  • GMC Member
  • 267 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Hey, can we please have an update on Studio? Or publishing? Its been a while...

GM on linux is good though, keep up the good work!
  • 0

COGios.png  - - http://alextrittgames.com/  - - DGios.png
iOS - HTML5 - PC - MAC - OUYA


#37 Desert Dog

Desert Dog

    GMC Member

  • GMC Elder
  • 6409 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

Hey, can we please have an update on Studio? Or publishing? Its been a while...

GM on linux is good though, keep up the good work!

I just want another darn GM-html5 update! I've been waiting for that mobile click bug to be fixed for what seems like an age... :P
  • 0
HTML5 games for mobile:
HexDogs Bugz Burn! Captain George Golfing Block Memory

Games for Androids
*NEW* Word Dog - Published by Dangerous_Dave


Code: General Array Functions - GM-S friendly. sorting, shuffling. Includes a quicksort.
Use the quicksort to sort ds_lists 10-18 times faster than ds_list_sort()!

#38 Mike.Dailly

Mike.Dailly

    Evil YoYo Games Employee

  • Administrators
  • 4465 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Yeah sorry... it was supposed to be last week, but something else came up so it was deferred. I hope to get it out middle of this week.
  • 0

#39 Desert Dog

Desert Dog

    GMC Member

  • GMC Elder
  • 6409 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

I guess I can.. have to.. live with that. :P. But on the curious side, is this iPhone mouse_click/press bug only been recently introduced? E.g. was it working fine in some previous versions of GM-html5?
  • 0
HTML5 games for mobile:
HexDogs Bugz Burn! Captain George Golfing Block Memory

Games for Androids
*NEW* Word Dog - Published by Dangerous_Dave


Code: General Array Functions - GM-S friendly. sorting, shuffling. Includes a quicksort.
Use the quicksort to sort ds_lists 10-18 times faster than ds_list_sort()!

#40 Mike.Dailly

Mike.Dailly

    Evil YoYo Games Employee

  • Administrators
  • 4465 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

I think the reported string changed in iOS5, and that messed things up.
  • 0

#41 DrCjBoduma

DrCjBoduma

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 16 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

Excellent work on the linux version, can't wait to see a release of this.

Any ideas on an ETA please?

Thanks

CJ
  • 0

#42 Rusky

Rusky

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 2492 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

Speaking of Linux, here's an interesting data point: http://www.humblebundle.com/#hbstats
The average Linux user pays almost 50% more than the average Windows user, and there are almost twice as many Linux customers as Mac customers.
These are generally smaller games often comparable in quality to good, polished GM-based titles.
  • 0

#43 DrCjBoduma

DrCjBoduma

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 16 posts
  • Version:Unknown

Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

any update on this please?
  • 0

#44 Bishmanrock

Bishmanrock

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 21 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

So is this going to have a proper release then?

I stopped with GameMaker and turned to Python when I ordered my Pi, but if this is on the cards then I mayaswell just continue on with GM!
  • 0

#45 HayManMarc

HayManMarc

    The HayMan

  • GMC Member
  • 1356 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:09 AM

any update on this please?


Yeah, what's happening with this? Is it still happening? Will we see GM ported to Linux? Is there a release schedule? I would prefer to use Linux instead of Windows, but because I love GameMaker so much I put up with Windows (Windows 7 is pretty good, tho. So far, anyway.)
  • 0

"D'oh!" -- Homer Simpson

MTGC_ANNOUNCEMENT_BANNER_004.png


#46 wizkid

wizkid

    GMC Member

  • New Member
  • 10 posts

Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

I hope this project is not dead!

I LOVE to idea of a $25 GM platform.

Not-So-Random Fact: Over 350,000 Raspberry Pi's have been ordered, with more on the way.
  • 0
(\__/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste him into your
(")_(") signature and help him on his quest for world domination.

Best,
Wizkid

#47 chance

chance

    GMC Member

  • Global Moderators
  • 7977 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:05 AM

Not-So-Random Fact: Over 350,000 Raspberry Pi's have been ordered, with more on the way.

More orders... but not more Pi apparently.

I've been on two waiting lists for a month. At least one shipment came and went without me getting one. So I assume the wait list is large ENORMOUS.

Given the low price, it's reasonable to assume that the manufacturing queue isn't top priority. Plus, there's been some manufacturing hiccups with the Chinese suppliers.
  • 0

#48 David Batty

David Batty

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 188 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

The Pi is going to be a fad. As I wrote in a blog post, it'll be like netbooks; an awesome novelty at first and everybody wants one, but then suddenly people get bored of them and sales plummet to doom while something else takes over.

The Raspberry Pi is no general consumer product, that is for sure. You won't see technologically inept end users considering this device... I'd be surprised if most people who aren't hardcore into their gadgets ever even hear about this device.



The Raspberry Pi is a great device, its not a fad, I assume you don't have one?

Schools are lining up now to find out about the Raspberry Pi and I am already teaching teachers about Scratch, Gamemaker, Raspberry Pi and related technology to use in the classroom from September 2012 when the curriculum is revised and they can be creative about what is taught in computing classes.
  • 0

#49 David Batty

David Batty

    GMC Member

  • GMC Member
  • 188 posts
  • Version:GM:Studio

Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

I look forward to movement in this direction, I already push Gamemaker to schools but to be able to show it running on my Raspberry Pi will be great.

I like the Raspberry Pi, it takes me back to 1982 (especially when I plug it in my TV in the living room), having Scratch and Python on there is great for the kids, having Gamemaker as well would be ideal.

For primary schools I concentrate on Scratch and simple Python programming, for secondary schools Python and Gamemaker.

Gamemaker is well received but teachers have been finding it easy to cobble a lesson together on scratch because someone showed them how to get going on Scratch, I am doing the same to get them going on GM.

With the possibility of Scratch/Python/Gamemaker on one Raspberry Pi I can turn up to deliver a CPD session with a Raspberry Pi in my pocket rather than having to do some of the session showing the RP and then moving to another computer to show GameMaker.

Kids will use Gamemaker if it can be installed on their RP, and they will be the future GM Studio purchasers, this is probably a good move by YoYo Games.
  • 0

#50 theg721

theg721

    G Dawg

  • GMC Member
  • 1959 posts
  • Version:GM8

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

Apologies for bumping an old topic, but will GM be able to use the GPIO pins on the Pi?
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users