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Raspberry Pi 2

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HardwareFrom the announcement:
Letís get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring:
  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10.
 
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WunderBar - IoT starter kit

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HardwareWunderBar is a starter kit for IoT. The price is USD 200.- but you get everything you need to start developing IoT enabled applications and quite a few sensors.
 
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TU58 DECtape II Emulator

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HardwareHere is the TU58 DECtape II Emulator. TU58 was a magnetic tape solution for many DEC computers. So if you have got a PDP-10 or PDP-11, this will be useful.
 
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Volumio - build your own networked music player

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HardwareUsing Volumio, a Raspberry Pi and an add-on board like a HiFiBerry DAC you can create a networked music player, like a Squeezebox. Volumio supports other devices too.
 
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Build a GSM base station with a BeagleBone Black

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HardwareHOWTO: GSM Base Station with the BeagleBone Black, Debian GNU/Linux and a USRP explains how to set a GSM base station, so that you can find out how much info your mobile devices leaks. See also the article Build your own GSM base station with a BeagleBone Black for more info.
 
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N.I.G.E. machine

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HardwareThe N.I.G.E. Machine is a user-expandable micro-computer system that runs on an FPGA development board (currently Nexys2 and Nexys4 from Digilent). FORTH is used as the software language.
 
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RHINO - Reconfigurable Hardware Interface for computiNg and radiO

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HardwareRHINO (Reconfigurable Hardware Interface for computiNg and radiO) is a compute platform consisting of a FPGA element with dedicated memory, high speed communication, and FMC-LPC (Vita 57.1) IO expansion slots, all controlled via an ARM Cortex A8 processor running the BORPH operating system. OHWR: RHINO.
 
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Spark Open Source Thermostat

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HardwareOn the topic of home automation: how about building yourself an open source Nest thermostat? Well, the Spark people did exactly that: Spark Open Source Thermostat. And there is a blog entry about it: Building an open source Nest. Very interesting.
 
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SCSI2SD

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HardwareIf you have a machine (or several) that uses the SCSI interface for storage, the SCSI2SD might be of interest to you. It let's you use a SD card in your SCSI interface machine.
 
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AVR as RFID tag

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HardwareThe blog post Using an AVR as an RFID tag is from 2008, but it is full of bright ideas. Wonderful!
 
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