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ed_agamemnon
November 8th, 2006, 01:42 PM
does anyone know of some inexpensive embedded linux devices that would be fun to hack and write code for?

i've seen the ZipIt and the modular Gumstix boards already - although the latter would work out too expensive.

any suggestions?

ssam
November 8th, 2006, 06:19 PM
depends what you want to do. a nokia 770 might be quite fun for some things. or a via epia mini (or nano) itx motherboard.

Onyros
November 8th, 2006, 06:30 PM
I love playing with Mini-ITX motherboards... but if there's one thing they're not is cheap ;)

I'm losing my head and going to buy a new one, with a Via C7 1.5GHz processor, I'll be posting details about it soon ;)

Engnome
November 8th, 2006, 06:47 PM
The GP2X is cool.

chadk
November 8th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Aye, GP2x

.t.
November 8th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Ds

derjames
November 8th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Perhaps this Mobile phone:

http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35590

cheers

dannyboy79
November 8th, 2006, 07:29 PM
an XBOX? but most have been there done that.

techrush
November 9th, 2006, 02:41 AM
nintendo DS gp2x or ipod are good choices imo...

ed_agamemnon
November 9th, 2006, 12:36 PM
depends what you want to do.

well, nothing that requires a whole lot of computing power but ideally i want a device that's portable, maybe with wireless. i guess that just leaves me with PDAs, phones, and the DS/ZipIt.

too bad they don't allow the importations of ZipIts into Europe, i think i'd just buy one of those...