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Arm powered PC the size of a usb stick

Postby TESLACOIL » Jun 12, 2011 4:54

Arm powered PC the size of a usb stick , powered by ubunti.

plug your kb/mouse in one end and your monitor in the other , was demoed on the BBC's Click program

price ? 50 quid

Its still in development but they want to introduce it to schools so pupils can have a simple old school computer to learn to program on.

At that size, and that price , being able to use stock kb/mouse and monitor i think id bag me a couple

Although modern mobile phones and tablets are mini pc's they are not set up to for diy computer enthusiast. Id love to have a stripped down pc with x,y,z ports that was made accessible as for general use/hobbyist market

just though id give this a mention
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Postby roook_ph » Jun 12, 2011 6:16

Thats not even off-topic. Freebasic won't run on ARM.
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Postby maddogg6 » Jun 12, 2011 6:20

I see your 50 quid and... erm... lower you with... $25 - 15 quid (IIRC)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Provisional specification

700MHz ARM11
256MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
USB 2.0
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
General-purpose I/O
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)
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Postby 1000101 » Jun 12, 2011 16:59

Form factor sucks. Period. You'd have to pay me a lot more then that to take one of those.
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Postby relsoft » Jun 13, 2011 1:20

roook_ph wrote:Thats not even off-topic. Freebasic won't run on ARM.


Actually FB runs on ARM now. Ask Mysoft on IRC.
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Postby HD_ » Jun 13, 2011 4:27

I think it's fantastic and would buy one if I could right now.
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Postby integer » Jun 13, 2011 6:59

FROM THE SITE
When will the device be available to purchase?
We anticipate the device will be available to the general public later in 2011.

for $25 / each, I'd get two.
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Postby marcov » Jun 13, 2011 8:15

I've a Seagate Go Flex net running with a customized firmware.

They are 1.2GHz Armv5 (Marvell) have one USB slot, two 2.5" sata slots, cost about Eur 60 but come with powersupply
(if it gets cheap you have to factor in if the powersupply is included :)

It works (with kernel 2.6.38), but I haven't been able to boot from Sata yet , so I'm still booting from usb stick.
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a computer

Postby TESLACOIL » Jun 13, 2011 14:45

a computer roughly the size and shape of a mobile phone would be cool

with a bunch of usb input/output ports & a monitor output ( even better if it had a screen but then it would cost twice the price )

a proper tiny computer , not another device hijacked or hacked, that's what we would realy need

for now a net book is the closest thing, throw away the screen and keyboard then fold what remains in half and you almost there ...phone shaped computer that fits in yer pocket

did the space cube ever get of the ground ?
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2008/07/03 ... pace-cube/


windows 8 planned to be dual hardware compatible...run on arm as well as pc. One OS to bind them all

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/micr ... rototypes/

its realy crap having two OS , Android and M$ . You want 1 OS that talks to all your hardware. 'Computing' realy needs a complete overhaul...ill prolly be in my 70s before we see seamless integration across all the computing devices i will own.

Each current computing device you can buy today either suffers from bloat , crap u dont want. or is crippled by not having full power features you do want.

On the plus today's smart phones and today's laptops DO actually have the core functionality that's most needed, most of the time.

My Time to die list = satnav , handheld consoles , glorified mp4 players & car stereos
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Postby Richard » Jun 13, 2011 14:48

LED projectors are rapidly improving so screens may soon be replaced.
Only the problem of the varied input requirements remain.
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Postby roook_ph » Jun 15, 2011 13:50

Actually FB runs on ARM now. Ask Mysoft on IRC.


ll bet to post my voxel engine codes if I can see one arm machine with freebasic running in it
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Postby joseywales72 » Jun 16, 2011 13:50

Actually FB runs on ARM now. Ask Mysoft on IRC.

I got curious also. Would anyone care to explain the situation to IRC-challenged ones like me?
Android and IOS development with FB would be super-hyper-mega cool. :-)

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Postby Landeel » Jun 16, 2011 15:54

Actually FB runs on ARM now. Ask Mysoft on IRC.


Wow, and today isn't april 1st.

Awesome.
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Postby marcov » Jun 16, 2011 16:14

Less experienced people might want to check out this:

http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/efika

be careful with systems with DVI connectors. Afaik sometimes they are digital-only DVI, which precludes many old monitors and DVI->VGA shenigans.
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Postby relsoft » Jun 17, 2011 5:13

roook_ph wrote:
Actually FB runs on ARM now. Ask Mysoft on IRC.


ll bet to post my voxel engine codes if I can see one arm machine with freebasic running in it



http://devkitpro.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2763

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