[nycbug-talk] arm boards

Patrick McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 16:09:58 EDT 2012

On 9/21/12 3:21 PM, George Neville-Neil wrote:
> 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...
> Yes.
>>> 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.
> Best,
> George
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Yes please. Put me down for one as well. I would also be interested in 
the "Cooking Show" option.

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