Embedded Linux >> Cheap hardware

by Kay-Michael Voit » Tue, 23 Aug 2005 02:35:02 GMT

I'm trying to find the cheapest linux-capable hardware. Only thing I
need is Ethernet-support and another way to interact (serial port or
better keyboard). A way to use a 6bit-digital-LCD would be nice.
Cheapest thing, but not optimal for my purpose, would be the WRT64G from

Please don't laugh, but I'm trying to build a network-capable clock-radio:
Server plays MP3 through cron-job on stereo in bedroom. Embedded Linux
divice is used to transfer info for sleep-button and alarm-off :D

Thanks in advance,
Kay-Michael Voit

Embedded Linux >> Cheap hardware

by jim dorey » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 21:36:15 GMT

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 15:35:02 -0300, Kay-Michael Voit < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


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