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  • Countdown to Disposable Computers- the $25 linux thumb-pc, Raspberry Pi

    just months away i guess. by the end of the year, we will have modder's dream pc's... these will be able to go into just about anything. fit this inside a touchscreen lcd and you have an instant car computer. for CHEAP.

    or add a usb webcam and a wireless camera. instant IP camera. fully configurable.

    it would even make a cheap home theater pc. an invisible one at that. hell, why not just take the back cover off your tv and hardwire one of these into it? make any tv an internet tv for less then $100.

    the possibilities are going to be incredible.. ive been waiting for this forever.

    http://t3ck.com/raspberry-pi-david-brabens-25-computer/
    Last edited by trader007; 06-06-2011, 11:23 PM.

  • #2
    Since you didn't include a link... at all..

    http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/05...your-keychain/
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dscustoms View Post
      Since you didn't include a link... at all..

      http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/05...your-keychain/
      edited! thanks. is there a thread on mp3car about it? search never seems to work for me.

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      • #4
        I saw the announcement of this on The Register last week, and its a pretty good option.

        I think the processor is still a little low (700Mhz single core ARM), but for that kind of price, it will definitely have its place!

        If they can make one that is slightly bigger, but can fit a 1Ghz dual core ARM, it will really crack along, as it would offer a lot of what is on the Beagleboard/Pandaboard in an even smaller footprint*.

        * = Its a very small footprint, until you include the needed usb hub to give more than one port

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        • #5
          they make usb hubs the size of your thumbnail., they are used in a-i-o touchscreens all the time.

          i dont think it needs a faster processor yet. it runs linux, its not like its pushing win7 media center.

          one thing id like to try is take a slim slot load dvd burner, and probably just hot glue it to the bottom, along with a usb hub, wifi card and SD card. put a cover over the bottom to hide all that, and it would one tiny little homebuilt pc- one that you can attach to any tv with HDMI and watch movies or listen to music... or get on the web and make a cheap netflix player out of it (when netflix supports linux)

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          • #6
            Damn! I'm definitely getting one of these to tinker with when they come out.
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            • #7
              Another article on some of the capabilities of ARM based SBC's is located at Semiaccurate: Say Hello to BeagleBone

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              • #8
                it's very close to being released

                http://mashable.com/2011/12/28/raspb...oming-january/

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                • #9
                  for $35 for the ethernet version, it's nearly worth me learning linux over arduino code...
                  My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                  "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                  next project? subaru brz
                  carpc undecided

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                  • #10
                    What a cool little toy.
                    Can't wait to get one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
                      for $35 for the ethernet version, it's nearly worth me learning linux over arduino code...
                      from what i hear linux is a LOT more difficult to learn then the more user friendly arduino.

                      I've been learning arduino for the last few months and it's so user friendly and fun. I don't know if im up for the challenge of linux though. I may integrate my arduino hardware with this linux computer and (hopefully) create a front end gui from processing.org that will run on this computer. I know it's not optimized. but i think it'll be a more simple approach.
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                      • #12
                        Are these on the market yet, I saw something about them now shipping on the website, this would make an awesome web browser and media player.
                        Enter the LOTUS...
                        (more info here)


                        Pre-build thread


                        Planning: ::::::::::::
                        Parts: ::::::::::::
                        Build: ::::::::::::
                        Test: ::::::::::::
                        Install: ::::::::::::

                        Oh, yeah, and build the car... ::::::::::::

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                        • #13
                          i dont think they are. i think they are in production but not shipping
                          New System in progress:
                          M10k
                          Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                          Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                          Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                          Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                          Transflective Xenarc

                          My Car Pc Install
                          My Boat Pc worklog

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                          • #14
                            Okay, here is a link to the official website:
                            http://www.raspberrypi.org/
                            Enter the LOTUS...
                            (more info here)


                            Pre-build thread


                            Planning: ::::::::::::
                            Parts: ::::::::::::
                            Build: ::::::::::::
                            Test: ::::::::::::
                            Install: ::::::::::::

                            Oh, yeah, and build the car... ::::::::::::

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
                              from what i hear linux is a LOT more difficult to learn then the more user friendly arduino.
                              the problem with arduino is that it's language is specific to arduino, and is nearly useless in terms of other coding methods.. at least that is what i understand about it..


                              i played with linux a couple years ago while i was building security camera dvr's, and honestly getting a linux pc up and running with a basic configuration is no issue(surfing the web and playing video's was very painless), but to get custom software like the camera software to run correctly was a major PITA.
                              My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                              "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                              next project? subaru brz
                              carpc undecided

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