"Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?"

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Message 1757925 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 19:43:06 UTC
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Message 1757936 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 20:35:53 UTC

It runs on Linux .... Plus no keyboard, no mouse, no monitor, no nothing ....

Could prop up the leg on the wobbly coffee table.
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Message 1758026 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 3:41:43 UTC - in response to Message 1757936.  

I've read the article. But where does it host 4 GB of data? It looks too much for a microprocessor.
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Message 1758071 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 5:53:17 UTC - in response to Message 1758026.  
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I've read the article. But where does it host 4 GB of data? It looks too much for a microprocessor.
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Here http://getchip.com/pages/chip
It is a ARM chip you might find in a smartphone.
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Message 1758114 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 8:13:39 UTC - in response to Message 1758071.  

The chip has a 512 MB RAM, which can be in the die. But where are the 4 GB. On a flash chip?
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Message 1760106 - Posted: 28 Jan 2016, 21:38:47 UTC - in response to Message 1758114.  

Tullio wrote:
On a flash chip?

I imagine it would "have" to be- a SSD/Flash Drive on board...
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Message 1760957 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 4:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1758114.  

On the CHIP FAQ page (which I JUST got around to reading), it mentions "NAND flash storage" (under "My chip won't boot").
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Message 1760995 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 11:51:32 UTC

Wasn't there something called a grape or a raspberry similar to this thing?
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Message 1760999 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 12:11:10 UTC

You mean the Raspberry Pi? Raspberry
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Message 1761001 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 12:13:31 UTC - in response to Message 1760999.  

There is a thread in Number Crunching on it.
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Message 1761009 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 13:18:12 UTC - in response to Message 1760999.  

You mean the Raspberry Pi?


Ah yes, that's it.


There is a thread in Number Crunching on it.


So there is. I see that, now. I don't venture in that forum too often.
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Message 1761074 - Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 17:54:31 UTC - in response to Message 1760995.  

This 'just happens' to be a new entry in the field, probably inspired by the Pi.
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Message 1761891 - Posted: 3 Feb 2016, 13:51:57 UTC

Got myself a $5 Raspberry PI Zero...so will experiment with that machine!
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