On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
>> So I was thinking something like this would be nice:
> Either a IBM microdrive (for expensive models) or a compact flash
> socket for cheaper ones. Running embedded linux of some sort, from
> flash, with 8/16MB of standard ram for running programs in.
> 800x600 6" display, if they exist. 16 colour would be nice, 8 bit
> sufficent. 3D hardware not needed, really so go for power-saving.
> *has* to run X - there are small GUIs like PicoGUI, but what's the
> point ? I don't want to learn another API.
> USB sockets. More than one.
> Beefy MMU equipped CPU. StrongArm's looking really nice these days.
>> What else ?
not quite a glossy finished product, but could be a fun
electronics project for someone:
remember that LART thing linked to on slashdot? little StrongARM board not
much bigger than 2 credit cards. I/O connector to which you can attach
daughterboards, eg the quad ethernet board, or the kitchen sinkk board
(IDE, USB, serial, DAC for sound).
you can download the schematics, and pcb design from the site. there's a
guy in america who made some up, and is selling bare pcb's for $40. so you
could build your own (other components: $300 to $450). (if you can solder
the tiny cpu contacts on).
do a search for LART. (it's on a dutch Uni site. Twente or Delft iirc)
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