$100 computers (was: Microtouch)

Reid Thompson Reid.Thompson at ateb.com
Wed Feb 8 22:10:01 CET 2012

On Wed, 2012-02-08 at 15:51 -0500, Joshua Judson Rosen wrote:
> Shawn Rutledge <shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > With an Atmel it sounds like a dancing bear to me; it has so little
> > memory that you basically have to use it only for fixed purposes, like
> > the games they show.  No dynamic languages or possibility of
> > downloading much content.
> $100 would also get you Qi Hardware's Nanonote units, which is
> comparable to a Raspberry Pi + monitor + keyboard that you can
> actually carry in your pocket and use on the go (comes with
> a Li-ion battery, runs for ~9 hours in my experience).
> I have one. I like it. I use it mainly as a smart music-player;
> I've also written and run some Python and Scheme programs on it
> (so, it makes a nice `programmer's calculator' for, e.g.: solving
>  recursive problems).
> Not sure what others do with theirs.
> A couple of friends also have them, and it seems to take about
> 3 days between ordering from Sharism in Hong Kong and having them
> arrive on our doorsteps in the US.
MikroElektronika has variants of this for AVR, ARM and *PIC*  $99

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