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[aprssig] SheevaPlug plug computers for igates?

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 12:22:30 UTC 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.

-Jason
kg4wsv



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