Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dev boards to make your own custom computers !

The improvements of computers and the electronics has given (and possibly giving) birth of some evaluated couple of developer (bread !!)boards - They are more like some smart super-micro[bigger than nano :P] computers. Just wanted to go through some of the famous ones and list them as I go.
Somewhere I found that somebody was depicting the story as
Then Massimo Banzi invented a new single board: Arduino.
And everyone was happy. At last, prototyping was easy, cheap, and fast.
Then the unexpected happened: David Braben invented the Raspberry Pi. Everyone became happier. Prototyping became easier, cheaper, and faster.
The story does not end here: now we have CubieBoard, Gooseberry, APC Rock, OLinuXino,Hackberry A10, et caetera.
Here is a list of the boards I was studying to pick one up from :
Some fun stuff that you can do with Raspberry Pi
If you are a Windows user and don wanna wait to give it a look; check the follwoing link. And here's a post how to start you DotNet[actually mono] programming on Raspberian

So far what my understanding is depending on the project you want to do/budget you have you have to carefully choose from the list. But for me I might go with Raspberrypi.
To find out a comprehensive comparison of the feature and price the following link can be checked.