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$25 Mini PC For Embedded Computing

I wanted to share this with everyone.
$25 mini PC

These guys have developed a fully functional PC about the size of a USB drive. It is still in the alpha stage but they plan to have it available by November or December.

It's able to run Linux. I have found a program that will compile .NET programs to run in Linux called Mono. So with some messing around we may be able to get a "lite" version of ARC to run on it.

Talk about embedded computing. You could put a whole PC into Wall-E!


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That is pretty awesome! I wonder if the processor speed would be enough. I'm unsure of the exact compatibility of the mono project. I'm aware of it, but haven't used it much. I did a project a few months ago where i ported a mono project to native C# .Net for the windows environment, but that is all.

Because I use many interop commands (meaning i'm calling unmanaged code from a managed environment), i don't know the compatibility.

Maybe one day if I have time I can take a peek. I dont' know when that will be. Again, I'll add it to my list and see what I come up with in time:)
I have a laptop running Ubuntu. Maybe I will try and make a simple "connect and move servo" program and try to port it over. It'll be a small proof of concept. I may need some help.
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First units should be out the door end of the month, certainly worth keeping an eye on!
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Just to announce that the Raspberry Pi PC went on sale today available through 2 international distributors RS and Farnell


BBC news story Here