[PD] Super computer made of legos and Raspberry Pi computers

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 06:27:05 CEST 2012

Nice, but what kind of enclosure wold that be?

to me this card form factor seems to be only good to fit in a laptop
computer, do they use it for something else?


2012/9/16 Scott R. Looney <scottrlooney at gmail.com>

> i guess i'll chime in here and mention that some folks are designing an
> ARM CortexA8-based computer based on a PCMCIA card (its called an EOMA68
> card). the card can be put inside an enclosure that would offer breakouts
> if needed. the biggest difference here is that they are trying to do the
> whole project top to bottom using completely open source solutions -
> including the GPU. it's not a shipping product but they do have a schematic
> designed and are looking to qualify for a kickstarter campaign at the
> moment. it may be something to consider in six months to a year:
> http://rhombus-tech.net/
> the discussion activity is mainly on the ARM-netbook list:
> http://lists.phcomp.co.uk/pipermail/arm-netbook/
> scott
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM, chris clepper <cgclepper at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres <
>> porres at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For what I saw, the circuitry is not opened, or is it? I fear that,
>>> unfortunately, I didn't see it anywhere so it seems they haven't done that,
>>> although they are surely willing to disseminate the usage of technology.
>> No the Pi is not open.  The licensing agreement with Broadcomm is one of
>> the major liabilities with the Pi.
>> The Beagle/Panda/etc use TI parts and they are more friendly to open
>> hardware (although you may have to buy TI's dev tools to get the most out
>> of the hardware).
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