[lug] Similar to Rasberry Pi?

Ken Weinert kenw at quarter-flash.com
Fri Apr 26 11:40:52 MDT 2013

The model B has 2 USB Ports. Of course they've added more than that so 
it runs a bit more.  Here's an example:


You might be able to get it for less elsewhere but I didn't look :)  $50 
from them.

On 4/26/2013 11:30 AM, stimits at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been toying around with all the fun things one could with the 
> Rasberry Pi SBC. It's astonishing how useful this little, inexpensive 
> device could be. However, what I was thinking of doing requires two 
> separate USB ports (not a hub), and Rasberry Pi has only one. I don't 
> even need all of the features of Rasberry Pi, I could live without 
> video display (though one output which works with a computer monitor 
> would be nice). I don't need networking...although it would be nice. 
> The RTC would be good, but Rasberry Pi does allow adding this through 
> the GPIO pins. Looks like Rasberry Pi can use a 2.6 kernel, which I 
> would need. Audio would be very useful to tinker with, but not 
> mandatory for what I'm thinking of...nice to have, but not mandatory. 
> So...Rasberry Pi has everything except that second pesky USB port.
> I went looking for similar single board computers, and found several 
> which might work. Except these are from manufacturers uninterested in 
> publishing a price, or the price is in euros or pounds. Those that do 
> have a price are at minimum more than $200 beyond the price of 
> Rasberry Pi, even when they lack features to compete with Rasberry Pi. 
> More ram would be nice compared to Rasberry Pi, but not really needed, 
> and certainly not worth $200 dollars.
> So...is there a specific SBC to Rasberry Pi which someone here has 
> worked with, having two separate USB ports...maybe even some audio or 
> networking...and running a 2.6 kernel...in the $100 range? If not, 
> what are the SBCs people here have used which are closest to Rasberry 
> Pi and having the 2.6 kernel and dual USB ports?
> Thanks!
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