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Old 10-11-2012, 02:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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But wait, there's more ...

VIA launches $49 Android PC - 2012/05/22
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The Raspberry Pi has set the price bar very low for a fully functional PC, and no one has managed to get anywhere near it yet. VIA is within spitting distance though, with the announcement today of a $49 Android PC (APC) system.

Just like the Raspberry Pi, the APC ships as just a board without a case. It takes the form of a Neo-ITX motherboard that you can just plug into a TV or monitor, hook up some peripherals and start using. And it is tiny, measuring just 17 x 8.5cm.

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Pre-orders are sold-out.

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This isn't fair. People are having too much fun :

Supercomputer built with Raspberry Pi and Lego


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There’s just something about the Raspberry Pi that inspires the most wonderful kinds of geekery. We’ve seen the tiny, inexpensive, open Linux PC used in all sorts of projects, but this Raspberry Pi supercomputer is one of the best. Why is it the best? Lego. That’s why.

Professor Simon Cox from the University of Southampton led the team that assembled 64 Raspberry Pi $64.95 at Amazon Marketplace systems and installed them into a custom rack mount built using Lego. The mounting system was designed by Cox’s 6 year-old son James. The completed rig runs a custom variant of Debian Wheezy Linux, which has been published so you can build your own supercomputer.

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Arragonis -

But wait, there's more ...
This is like the start of Netbooks - everyone fiddling with the price / features. Interesting times. Also on the same site:

Raspberry Pi turned into a portable workstation

which looks good.



Haven't read it yet but the screen looks like a TomTom which I have a spare - Mmmm. OBDII -> Pi -> screen.
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...that's an interesting looking keyboard, wonder who makes it?
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...that's an interesting looking keyboard, wonder who makes it?
Here is a similar one for 30 bucks :

71-key 2.4 GHz Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad w/LED IPKW250FUSK


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Here is a similar one for 30 bucks :
Maybe for someone with fingers the size of the average 6-year old, but for someone - me! - who has to special-order XXL gloves?

I do like the idea (at the link) of putting the low-power guts into an old laptop.
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This isn't fair. People are having too much fun :
I have A-Junior working on a Lego case - my main problem is monitors - I have only one HDMI TV and that is the main one...
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Linux Format magazine (which I buy occasionally - it costs a lot) has a project to put a Pi inside an old ZX Spectrum case - like this one



I like the idea, except that original "rubber key" Spectrums are getting quite rare now and the project seems to involve removing the Speccy components altogether. Sheer vandalism - it is a working and (reasonably) decent working computer.
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