Shout out to the ~$80 4x1.7 GHz core Odroid U2, a cluster waiting to happen.
On Apr 30, 2013 1:38 PM, "Hol Gaskill" <hol(a)gaskill.com> wrote:
I agree that the RPi is not all it's cracked up to
be, especially with
beagleboard black coming out now. I have to take issue with the guy's
Here's a simple setup if you already have a monitor, usb mouse, usb
keyboard, minimum 700mA micro usb power, and ethernet cable handy...which
would be anyone rummaging through sudo storage:
micro sd card with adapter $7
HDMI-DVI video adapter $4
GPIO breakout to breadboard $8
optional wifi dongle $10
So assuming you have some of the more common (read: free to the
resourceful) stuff at hand, we're talking the cost of the pi plus about
$20-$30 for extra peripherals, $7 for the SD card if you want to just leave
it embedded in a project sans terminal and use jumpers for the GPIO pins,
which is not an option with a laptop unless you have a parallel port and
plenty of patience. I got a VESA mount for my old pi since it has no
mounting holes, but the new ones can mount with some #6 screws and
nuts...or nails for that matter...or duct tape. Who needs cases anyway?
But I agree 100% that the performance can never replace a laptop or
desktop for casual use. I just wish I were better with the nuts and bolts
of linux so I could really get in there and screw things up, but all in
Apr 30, 2013 11:31:49 AM, rustylindgren(a)gmail.com wrote:
Seems obvious, but I don't think people realize how cheap we can get
thinkpads... thinkpads also last a long time, using superior electronics
components,hinges and other hardware.
If anyone wants to know how to buy thinkpads,
I'm willing to sit down
with people and find them cheap computers for hacking.
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