I love the smell of fresh electronics in the morning

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NIKON D70 - 1/8000 sec, f1.8 at 50mm

After an agonizing 2 week wait, the engine room of my new project has finally arrived from Denmark. Suddenly my life has meaning and purpose again now that I have something to turn my mind to. The smell and sweet touch of new electronics causes me to come over all a quiver. The first thing I did when I took it out of the box was give it a good long smell. Oh yeah. That's the stuff.

I caught Sarah reading a "womens interest" magazine this afternoon. That's what they call them in the book store at least.. I think it just shows the target intellect of Womens Day, that a 9 year old can read the articles and find them interesting.

The photo? It's an entire PC that's only 90mm by 90mm square (thats 3 and a half inches square for you medieval Americans). It's got everything in that space. Video, 2 USB ports, 2 serial ports, keyboard and mouse ports and 64MB RAM. We booted Linux up on it this afternoon. Gimme a few days and you'll be able to connect to a new web site running on it.

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Posted: Thursday, 5 January, 2006 18:29

Captured: 2006:01:05 17:52:38

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  • Wow!!! That's magic!
    Ramin - Friday, 6 January, 2006 0:26
  • It's wonderfull. Seeing this magically small PC, I was back to the ideas of mini-mobile-robots again. Where is it available from and what is it called?
    Armatil - Friday, 6 January, 2006 3:01
  • Armatil, It's a PC/104. There is many differnt modules available. I got mine at <a href="http://www.micro-technic.com">www.micro-technic.com</a>, but there is also really good options for robotics at <a href="http://www.roboticsconnection.com/pc104.html">www.roboticsconnection.com/pc104.html</a>
    Spudooli - Friday, 6 January, 2006 8:39
  • Oh man that's so awesome. Definitely on my to buy list now!
    dean - Friday, 6 January, 2006 20:33
  • TanX man :)
    Armatil - Wednesday, 11 January, 2006 8:09
  • Nice shot
    suresh - Wednesday, 22 March, 2006 6:56

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