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    Two very very small linux computers

    Claims to be the smallest
    http://www.shimafuji.co.jp/product/spacecube01.html
    Another is the size of a stick of gum
    http://www.gumstix.com/

    thought?

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    Cool, but.... They seem semi useless. Just get an ipod.
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    ooo its the um oh shoot it was called after a fuit or compared to the size. an orange one i know that. appricot? hmm wheni think of it i think of a monkey like orangutan. Maybe it was an orange. No its smaller than an orange.
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    Yeah, but does it do anything? I mean, besides things that are extremely embedded?

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    I always wanted that space cube - few years back I saw one
    with a monitor and keyboard/mouse and a nice GUI running on it

    check it out here

    I would not pay more than $100 - but I do want one

    Heck I just got a 400mhz pocket pc for $60 on ebay
    and I find good PDAs on there all the time around $50

    I guess what I am trying to say - is why pay lots for that
    when I could get a PDA or laptop for less - if size is a limit
    a PDA should work - some PDAs have network and USB
    even serial ports - heck you can even turn a PDA into a small
    webserver

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    i think its pretty damn cool for some imbedded project. One thing that comes to mind would be a car/house alarm. In the car alarm scenario, I doubt these things take much power, i'd go for the gum stick one. The other one would be cool for simple stuff, like interfacing your ecu, collecting weather data.... stuff that requires it to be extremely portable.

    I think i saw that gumstix one 2 years ago
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    Do they have enough I/O for something like that?

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    Gumstix are awesome little computers, the only downfall is right now they dont have a USB Host controller so you have to use a CF USB Host, but the next rendition will (hopefully soon), and they come with lots of little expansion boards with lots of outputs.

    BUT, if I was going to have my choice, I would pick the CM-X270 from CompuLab, with the SB-X270 PC/104+ expansion board.

    http://www.compulab.co.il/x270/html/...-datasheet.htm
    http://www.compulab.co.il/x270/html/...-datasheet.htm

    Its only 520MHz, but thats enough for me, especially with all that expansion, I could do tons of cool stuff with that, and the Siemens MC75 GSM Module, I could have a pretty sweet mobile computer too. Ahh Dreams, someday I will own it, or maybe the next version with the XScale 290 which is 624MHz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjh221
    ooo its the um oh shoot it was called after a fuit or compared to the size. an orange one i know that. appricot? hmm wheni think of it i think of a monkey like orangutan. Maybe it was an orange. No its smaller than an orange.
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