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

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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/
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    Since you didn't include a link... at all..

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

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    it's very close to being released

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

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    for $35 for the ethernet version, it's nearly worth me learning linux over arduino code...

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

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