[nycbug-talk] arm boards

George Neville-Neil gnn at neville-neil.com
Fri Sep 21 15:21:46 EDT 2012

On Sep 21, 2012, at 14:16 , Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2012, at 1:16 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>> Quick unscientific poll here:
>> how many people have some arm board or another that they are hacking on,
>> or blankly staring at with no direction?
> Have one Beagle Board in my hands, (super radness…).
> Not arm, but also have some more "useful" Soekris 4801's I've tried hacking around with the GPIO on, (absolutely clueless but have had some fun with this).

I have a BeagleBone, hacking on it when not doing other FreeBSD stuff on the weekends.
I have two Raspberry Pi's but have yet to get them to boot.

>> Would it be of interest to organize a hack session on it?  Any BSD would
>> be appropriate, although difficult to manage without someone with
>> experience.
> I'd be really interested in a hack session on it-
> I'd recommend having some pre-fab "cooking show" sd cards ready to plug in and hack on- best thing to answer questions/curiosities is to have a live unit on hand...


>> If there's enough interest, we could try to get a quantity discount from
>> some arm vendor or another.  
> Spectacular idea.
> With little working life with the little thing, I'd recommend the Beagle Board units:
> Arduino size, great prototyping headers, about as much computer as an old school Soekris.
> $90/ea retail.

Yeah, I like the BeagleBones because you can get them.  I had to work very hard
to get my hands on a Pi.


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