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Re: Calc 2 Internet (C2I) - Help decide the future!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 05:48:36 pm »
Yeah same here. The issue, though, is that most people who want to connect their calc to the Internet just wants to do that/play games online. The problem in this case is that most of your projects posts tends to be unnecessarily long (no offense) and from experience, on large forums people dislike reading walls of text. If they cannot find a 2-3 paragraph summary of a project and screenshots they migth simply ignore the thread altogether. I know myself I used to not reply to E:SoR updates just for that reason. Posts were simply TL;DR. Often I simply said nice to see new progress.

Another issue is that it's very technical and most people here are new to that kind of project, so they might take a while to understand, especially that there are no picture.

In other words it might not be that nobody is interested, it might be just that people simply don't have the time to dechiper every technical detail about the project.
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Re: Calc 2 Internet (C2I) - Help decide the future!
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 08:21:39 pm »
What DJ said is very true.

I don't know any ASM, and I'm positive Axe wouldn't be up to a project like this, plus I'm not very experienced with electronics and hardware. Otherwise, I would love to help with the technical side of this. Right now, all I can do is offer support and my interest.


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Re: Calc 2 Internet (C2I) - Help decide the future!
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2011, 12:18:16 pm »
Yeah same here. The issue, though, is that most people who want to connect their calc to the Internet just wants to do that/play games online. The problem in this case is that most of your projects posts tends to be unnecessarily long (no offense) and from experience, on large forums people dislike reading walls of text. If they cannot find a 2-3 paragraph summary of a project and screenshots they migth simply ignore the thread altogether. I know myself I used to not reply to E:SoR updates just for that reason. Posts were simply TL;DR. Often I simply said nice to see new progress.

Another issue is that it's very technical and most people here are new to that kind of project, so they might take a while to understand, especially that there are no picture.

In other words it might not be that nobody is interested, it might be just that people simply don't have the time to dechiper every technical detail about the project.
Ahh, I see. I don't take any offense though - my initial thought is that technical stuff would attract some people, especially developers. In the end though, the project really more of less appeals to general users than developers (I'd say 60%/40%).

I'll take note of that when I make a new post about this. (I'll probably let this topic die off, and repost late spring-early summer.)

What DJ said is very true.

I don't know any ASM, and I'm positive Axe wouldn't be up to a project like this, plus I'm not very experienced with electronics and hardware. Otherwise, I would love to help with the technical side of this. Right now, all I can do is offer support and my interest.
To tell you the truth, I kinda hate ASM. (OK, not hate, it's just not really my preferred language.) I would have rather code this in Axe, but it isn't powerful enough yet to do what I need it to do (mainly the USB/IO stuff). To be slightly technical, it's basically port modifying. We'll probably see that in Axe 2.0. ;)

The "hardware" is simply your USB cable (or I/O to USB cable). That's all! :)

In the future (as mentioned above), this project will probably be released as a community proposal (and therefore become a community project). I can't do this alone - I need everyone's help (including you! :)) in order to get this up and working! :D (And to answer your question, Axe is a part of it, since my plan is to add Axiom support for C2I.)

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Re: Calc 2 Internet (C2I) - Help decide the future!
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2011, 02:04:05 pm »
Since the axiom SDK is out now, you could write an axiom that gives you as much power on the USB and I/O as the program needs.