Slides are up from the Embedded Systems Conference “Build Your Own Embedded System” by Gerald Coley and Jason Kridner – BeagleBoard via mightohm. The $150 USB-powered Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single board computer… it’s an open source hardware project that was funded by Digi-Key and TI with design contributions from their community. As far as open source hardware projects go – this is one to watch.
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