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    Cool Super Small Motherboard

    Just thought I'd post this here in case anyone is interested... It's a motherboard the size of an ISA card!

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    *grumble* Some ******* (who is probably reading this) grabbed it at the last minute. Don't have any more, eh?

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    Dont feel to bad. That was a daughter board, not a full MB. You would have needed the rest of the board to make it work correctly as near as I can figure.
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    yeah, he got the board for less than $20, but its not gonna do him any good as far as in-vehicle applications go.
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    It looked to me like a half-length SBC, in which case it would have worked pretty well, save a few modifications to get sound output. Anyway, mainly I'm just ****ed cus I was sitting there watching the thing and eBay tooks like a minute and a half to load the last time I refreshed it and in that time someone had outbid me and the auction had ended (this is what I get for not setting a higher max bid I guess). I do that **** to people all the time, though, so it's not toooooooooooooooo big of a deal. I just felt like *****ing

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    www.esnipe.com
    thats all i hafta say abt that.

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    That was a real motherboard. The reason it is in the form factor of an ISA card is that usually these cards can communicate with each other through the ISA bus. There is usually a passive backplane of ISA slots that they can communicate through to operate in parallel.. SBC's are great but usually expensive and really limited.. This may have been a good buy... wish I had seen it earlier
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    Only problem is that I don't see a sound output on there, or a usb port, so I don't think you could get sound out of it. That kinda makes it useless for all of us

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    I think it had an expansion slot that would allow the connection of an ISA device. Most SBCs have something like that, and if not, one could conceivably wire something up to the ISA edge connector anyway.

    Oh, and thanks for the ensnipe tip. I'm gonna use that for sure in the future.

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    So what if you plugged this card into an ISA riser card and then plugged a sound card in too? Anybody know if that would work?

    The reason I didn't buy it is cause when I looked up the specs for it the one they showed DID have an expansion slot on it. Now maybe I am wishing I did.....
    1983 BMW 733i
    Cyrix 166 32MB with MPXPLAY And no display. Player sits on the back seat with a keypad in front. Someday I'll mount this thing for good...
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