I just got ahold of a Sparrow single board computer out of an old PDS-2100 firewall. I have been in touch with the vendor gathering some information on it, and come to find out this board still sells for about 180 bucks in single units!
single SDRAM slot
5 USB ports
4 serial ports
3 10/100 ethernet ports
built in video/sound
built in compact flash connector
a pci edge connector (needs an adapter)
and the whole thing runs off 12 volts. All the ports are attached via headers too, so you can make all the connections as long or as short as you want. The board itself is roughly the size of an itx board, a little longer and a little more narrow.
So now that I have my board, I guess I'm all out of excuses
It gimme the jibblies
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