User talk:Freqmax

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Welcome to Open Circuits, Freqmax.

Thank you for writing a huge amount of Minimig-related pages.

I hope you enjoy reading OpenCircuits and sharing your knowledge with us.

A few tips:

  • You can "sign" your contributions by typing four tildes "~~~~" at the end.
  • Be bold with your editing. If you add information that really belongs on some other page of this wiki (or on some other wiki entirely), or you accidentally delete some crucial stuff, it's fairly easy for anyone to fix it. Please feel free to revert or otherwise fix-up any of my edits that turn out to be erroneous and/or misguided.
  • We are all volunteers here.

Have you seen other people developing "PC-like" devices? Such as the "easyPROP" and the "noPC" ?

Please feel free to talk about your electronics experiences here. Thank you, Freqmax, for making Open Circuits a better place.

--DavidCary 20:20, 19 July 2007 (PDT)

What kind of page do you you think open source electronics should be? (See my questions at talk:open source electronics).

I see that the the Minimig page is also a cut-and-paste copy from Wikipedia. Do you think that it should be the same kind of copy as the open source electronics page? --DavidCary 16:01, 28 July 2007 (PDT)

I have seen simulations of Nintendo (I think), C64, CPC, MSX, Atari, Amiga ;). They are all "PC-like" devices. Ie a device that have it's own cpu+memory+storage+i/o. There are a lot of ARM based stuff with Linux I think. The x86 architecture is crap, so no one use it if it can be avoided I guess.
I don't see a real point in being a wikipedia mirror. The problem with wikipedia is that they are rigid about "notability", original research and have some close minded editors. Though many articles are very useful.
See it as what can accomplish that wikipedia currently never will. I think it's setting up project pages without complications. With information related to a project or some hands on information, or just an idea. Where it can be assumed readership have the knowhow and won't balk on complicated matters. One can add info about things as they come.
Trying to cover every subject or being a mirror isn't worthwhile I think. Wikipedia pages are useful as a starting place or reference. So the Minimig page can be seen as a starting point, that have no intention of being in line with the wikipedia one. But rather will be edited to aid the development, and not being any encyclopedia. Ie details on history, who & when etc.. may be removed. While hard numbers like chip ids may stay or ideas on modifications.
I think opencircuits should be about ideas, projects, and howto pages. And not trying to compete with wikipedia nor being a mirror of it.
As for license, people should be allowed commercial use. But may not hinder other in obtaining documentaion or schematics. Freqmax 17:28, 28 July 2007 (PDT)
That sounds great. Could you help me summarize this in fewer words as a general "guideline" for Open Circuits? --DavidCary 21:09, 30 July 2007 (PDT)

techniques table[edit]

Thank you for formatting the information on the techniques page into a nice table.

When you get information from some other source, please note where you got that information from. I don't want Open Circuits to be accused of "plagiarizing information copy-and-pasted from other, better websites".

I think it is great when we can have one big table that summarizes, in our own words and format, information that would otherwise take a person days to figure out.

So what do the abbreviations "Pl" and "Li" mean in that table? --DavidCary 15:47, 6 August 2007 (PDT)

I think I have specified the source, anyway it's in the same section anyway.
Pl and Li is simple Platform and Linux. Just to aid navigation of the wiki source.
Freqmax 13:24, 7 August 2007 (PDT)