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GuruPlug Server Plus : don't waste your money Introduction Update (2013/02/28): Check how the Mirabox compares with the GuruPlug. Guruplug Server and Guruplug Server Plus are small computers that fit into a power plug and which are made by GlobalScale. Build Your Own Computer For $270 Building your own computer is easier with Intel’s NUC – Next Unit of Computing By Stephen Pate – I am fascinated by build-your-computers and recently built two with powerful processors at great expense. Now you can build your own computer with Intel’s NUC – Next Unit of Computing. I found this entry level computer on Tiger Direct that keep the price below $300 for almost everything you need except the operating system and monitor. Instead of a desktop or clunky box on the floor, everything has been squeezed by Intel into a box 4″ square. An NUC computer will mount on the back of your monitor’s VESA screws and you’ve created an iMac equivalent.

bone Explore the high-performance, low-power world with the tiny, affordable, open-source Beagles. Putting Android, Ubuntu and other Linux flavors at your fingertips, the Beagle family revs as high as 1GHz with flexible peripheral interfaces and a proven ecosystem of feature-rich "Cape" plug-in boards. BeagleBone Black The benchmark for open hardware Linux computers. Get the workhorse 1GHz AM335x ARM® Cortex-A8 processor, expanded peripherals, low power consumption and open source software compatibility. Learn more » USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station Is that a USB key in your pocket or a dual-core computer? Today, Norwegian company FXI technologies showed off a USB stick-sized portable computer prototype, complete with a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (same as in the Galaxy S II), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and a microSD card slot for memory. Codenamed Cotton Candy because its 21 gram weight is the same as a bag of the confection, the tiny PC enables what its inventor calls “Any Screen Computing,” the ability to turn any TV, laptop, phone, tablet, or set-top box into a dumb terminal for its Android operating system. Update: Detailed Hands-On with Cotton Candy Running Android 4.0, Ubuntu The Cotton Candy has a USB 2.0 connector on one end and an HDMI jack on the other.

USB development board with a custom scriptable language SigLab is an open source USB development board that takes commands from a small program that runs Python-like scripts. The hardware is basically a PIC18F2550 breakout board, but the firmware makes it easy to get started using the familiar desktop scripting language. SigLab is a combination of open hardware and FOSS (free and open source software) projects to provide easy to use and full featured scriptable USB interface for digital electronic experiments. SigLab USB interface consisted with Microchip’s PIC18F2550 microcontroller unit and it provides 14 bidirectional (digital) I/O ports for external interfacing.

DIY Laptop Repairs and Upgrades: Fixing a Screen or Going Headless @AgentSmithAndWeston: I will assume you are missing the key cap, and not the entire key itself. If you press where the "R" key was, does it still produce an "R" in a text/word processor app? If not, it may not be a big deal - could be a capacitive keyboard, requiring the keycap. Introducing RTL-SDR: a $20 SDR If you don’t want to spend $1,200+ for a USRP SDR to use GNU Radio the crew at OsmoSDR want to help. In addition to their other amazing work, Osmocom team members (notably Steve Markgraf) have been hacking away on an alternative least-cost solution they call rtl-sdr. So what is rtl-sdr? It is a creative form of using consumer-grade DVB-T USB receivers, turning them into fully-fledged software defined radios.Those DVB-T receivers supported by rtl-sdr are based on the Realtek RTL2832U chipset plus a tuner IC like the Elonics E4000.The RTL2832U has some undocumented commands/registers, by which it can be placed into a mode where it simply forwards the unprocessed raw baseband samples (up to 2.8 MS/s 8-bit I+Q) via high-speed USB into the PC, where they are routed into GNU Radio.At a street price of about USD 20 to USD 25, they are undoubtedly the most capable low-cost SDR hardware that can be bought. So now there is really no more excuse for anyone to not learn GNU Radio.

Tiny fanless mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core AMD SoC ·  LinuxGizmos.com CompuLab’s tiny “Fitlet” mini-PC runs Linux or Windows on a dual- or quad-core 64-bit AMD x86 SoC, and offers generous I/O, plus modular expansion options. CompuLab today unveiled its latest mini-PC: the “Fitlet.” This tiny, fanless x86 architecture system consumes just 0.22l of volume and is offered with a choice of either a quad- or dual-core 64-bit AMD SoC, clocked at up to 1.6GHz and accompanied by AMD’s Radeon R3 or R2 Graphics GPUs. FAQs Table of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games.

Teensy USB Development Board The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontroller development system, in a very small footprint, capable of implementing many types of projects. All programming is done via the USB port. No special programmer is needed, only a standard "Mini-B" USB cable and a PC or Macintosh with a USB port. Update: Discussion / Support Forum Teensy 3.1 changes from Teensy 3.0 Teensy Loader Application

About DorkbotPDX DorkbotPDX is the Portland chapter of Dorkbot, people doing strange things with electricity. We were founded in 2006 are now in a permanent (revolutionary) process of redefining ourselves and the logistics of this organization. We are a community of creative types who enjoy experimenting, finding art in technology and pushing the limits of whatever is in front of us. We meet on an regular, informal basis every other week, but you can find out more on our meetings page.

Embedded Single Board Computers - Single Board Computer, 3.5" SBC, Embedded SBC, Fanless PC, Embedded Single Board Computer, Module IO - Advantech Advantech embedded Single Board Computer (SBC Computer) series range from 3.5 SBC, PC 104, EPIC, EBX, to 5.2 SBC boards. These embedded computers come in standard form factors in compact sizes with rich I/O, high flexibility and easy expansion capabilities. Embedded computers offer scalable performance to fulfill multiple applications that demand reliable operation and industrial grade design and quality.

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