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This little formfactor runs on opensource software, pci-e expansion (use your commodity cards), is smaller than pc104, uses a microcontroller programmable over USB and is painted up with sweet decals!

You are tony hawk and this is your skateboard.

http://www.towergeeks.org/

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parakleta
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Their web site has an epic fail. On the "The Tower System" page they have a 16MiB and two 4.5MiB images that are the same dimensions as the one you provided in this post. It's a cute system otherwise. There's a lot more information about it on the Freescale site (subsidiary of Motorola, who actually makes it all). I'd be interested to see if they do actually go ahead and make all the peripherals they're talking about, like LCD and wireless, since at the moment it's only Ethernet and Serial.

Have you looked at the TI MSP430 development board EZ430-RF2500. I use the MSP430 cpu at work for the embedded stuff, and a similar radio chip (the 1020 rather than the 2500) and it's a sweet setup. In that kit you get two cards both with wireless, for US$50.

Connexions, which is a website you might actually quite enjoy, have a heap of tutorials for the MSP430 (since if you write a decent tutorial, TI will send you a free EZ430-RF2500). I'm tempted to write something to get my free dev-tool to play with at home, but kids are a bit of a time suck.
thekit
Aug. 14th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll look into that.
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