[lug] solid-state embedded linux box?

John Dollison johndollison at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 18 00:05:21 MDT 2002

I don't know if these exactly fit the bill, but they're *extremely* small
PC's that can run Linux:


For the ultimate in miniaturization, programmability, and flexibility, try
the BASIC Stamps.  Just about every do-it-yourself project I've seen that
involves robotics, serial data control, or any other kind of  project that
needs an independent microcontroller with input and output uses these:

Here's a web server the size of a quarter....

Don't forget to check out

John Dollison

----- Original Message -----

Bryan Field-Elliot wrote:

In my (extremely limited) spare time, I'd like to tinker with cheap,
solid-state linux boxes, such as you might use for building a SOHO firewall
system or, if made even smaller, perhaps even a children's toy controller.
Can anyone recommend any web resources for getting up to speed on the state
of that industry, including comparitive prices and sizes? Ideally I'd be
looking at a 16-32MB system, recent kernel, and perhaps nothing on the
outside except power and ethernet connectors.

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