Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on the desktop OS.
Tesla Motors’ cars are some of the nerdiest vehicles you can get. But programmer su – tesla made her Model S even smarter by rooting the car’s on-board computer, allowing her to emulate the Linux distro Gentoo on it.
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs believes he’s come up with a much simpler alternative.
Arsenijs’ calls his invention as he sees it: a Python-based Linux Control Interface, or pyLCI.
UDOO makes some of the most popular Arduino-compatible development boards. Now the company is branching out with a dev board that can run desktop operating systems. But the UDOO X86 doesn’t just have Intel inside, it has an entire Arduino board inside it as well.
The UDOO X86 has either an Intel Atom or Celeron Braswell quad-core CPU, 2GB or 4GB RAM, a 64MHz Intel HD Graphics chip and a ton of ports and interfaces, including an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and an infrared receiver.
Remember that kid that solved a Rubik’s Cube in 5.25-seconds? He’s a sloth compared to the robot that Jay Flatland and his pal Paul Rose created. The motorized ‘bot has a 3D-printed frame, and is controlled by an Arduino and custom software running on a Linux PC.
A quartet of webcams lets the software on the computer to see what state the cube is in.
Just a couple of weeks ago the jaws of makers around the world dropped when the $5 (USD) Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Don’t bother picking your jaws up girls and guys. You might not have a head to attach it to after you see the Pine A64.
The Pine A64 is essentially the guts of a high-end mobile device, yours for the insanely low price of $15.
One of the hotly anticipated gadgets for the holiday season is the Alienware Steam Machine. This compact device is designed to put a complete PC gaming system in your living room, capable of playing games from Steam’s extensive library.
I don’t know how much fruits cost these days, but in terms of single board computers, oranges apparently now beat raspberries. The $15 (USD) Orange Pi is not only cheaper than the Raspberry Pi, in some ways it’s more capable too.
The Orange Pi has an ARM-Cortex A7 quad-core 1.6GHz
We’ve long been able to backup our files on external storage devices. And more recently we’ve had access to affordable cloud services that make our data omnipresent. But what if you could get the benefits of local and online storage in one system?
Like mobile devices, single-board computers or SBCs are getting smaller and more affordable at a rapid pace. One of the latest in the long line of SBCs is the C.H.I.P., a tiny computer with an even tinier price: $9 (USD).
As Make: points out, some of C.H.I.P.’s
We’ve seen a laptop and a tablet that are both powered by the Raspberry Pi. Tyler Spadgenske completes the gadget trinity with the Tyfone, a 2G cellphone based on the versatile computer.
The Tyfone has a 3.5″
We’ve seen retro console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi crammed inside a Game Boy and a Game Boy Pocket’s body. Bacman forum member Frostedfires wanted to use the Game Boy Advance SP’s case, but the Pi wouldn’t fit inside it.
Earlier this year Intel unveiled Edison, its first low-cost system-on-a-chip. Its production version is now available for pre-order, and while it’s changed its form factor it’s still an interesting or useful platform for tinkerers, students and entrepreneurs.
The Edison we saw earlier this year had the size and form of an SD card, but the production version is rectangular and slightly bigger than its predecessor.
Move over Omnibot 2000. Unboundable Robotics is selling a “mobile manipulation platform” called UBR-1. Robotics enthusiasts can turn it into an exercise buddy, go for a stroll with it and most of all use it as a test platform for their experiments and research.
Here’s another computer looking for a dumb terminal to mate with. Like the ICE xPC, Tango crams in the main components of a computer into a palm-sized case. It also uses a dock to connect to an HDMI display and other peripherals.