[aprssig] SheevaPlug plug computers for igates?
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Thu Feb 26 06:22:30 CST 2009
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 3:53 AM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
>The NSLU2 has
> been discontinued in 2008, so it's availability is going down.
crud, I didn't know that.
> It also
> requires 5V power (around 1A I think).
IIRC it's 2A.
> Also, the NSLU2 doesn't automatically power on and boot up
> after a power outage, unless you power it via the USB port or do a
> hardware mod.
Yeah, but that hardware mod (the Microchip microcontroller watchdog
version) isn't all that hard, except for trying to get the $#%^$%
lead-free solder to melt.
> Personally, after trying out this path, I'd much prefer developing stuff
> on hardware which officially supports doing so, and wouldn't require
> tricky hardware modifications. Especially, if it would be for a
> manufactured kit or plug-n-play product. 512M of RAM and flash would be
> nice, too.
Agreed, it's just really a bummer to require AC power, and it appears
to only have one USB port?
Definitely a nice entry into the field.
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