View Full Version : cheapest hackable linux device?
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.
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.
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 ;)
November 8th, 2006, 06:47 PM
The GP2X is cool.
November 8th, 2006, 07:14 PM
November 8th, 2006, 07:18 PM
November 8th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Perhaps this Mobile phone:
November 8th, 2006, 07:29 PM
an XBOX? but most have been there done that.
November 9th, 2006, 02:41 AM
nintendo DS gp2x or ipod are good choices imo...
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...
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