Re: Self-Made computer using standard Microchips
On 2007-02-26 16:21 +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> since I do not know any Mailinglists to this subject, I hope I find some
> colegous (Electronic Engineers) here.
There are no doubt better lists for hardware engineers, but we
probably have a few here.
> Now time flies and I have the need to build some ultra smal but hyper
> performant Systems. Since you are all involved with embedded Systems,
> can you provide me with Infos Where to get ARM, MIPS and other CPU's
> and ITS SPEZIFICATIONS to build my own Computers.
> Now I have bought over 40 different ARM and MIPS based SBC's and not a
> singel one fit my needs in Speed and functionalities.
I think you would need to say what it was about these 40 boards that
did not meet your requirements before I could say anything useful
about what might satisfy you.
> My goal is, to create some customizable SBC's running Embedian and
> certainly full blown (but striped) Debian Installations.
Emdebian welcomes help to make it to being an actual distribution you
can use - we're not quite there yet. Note that Embedian is a(n
unhelpfully-named) company in Taiwan (nothing to do with emdebian).
You are in the right place for any such activity.
> For some time I have bought a MAN-2088 Supertruck (2000HP, 88 tons) to
> transport two Mobilhomes of 7.15x3x2.6 meters and it is FULL Debian
> powered from the Motor-Control over the Water-Epuration to the Clima
> System, Photopholtaik-System, Chargers and what else. Using over 80
> CPU's (in general Am486 and SC520 but Athlon and Opteron too)
Wow - do you have web-pages on this project? It sounds quite something.
I don't think we've had any debian self-build motorhomes on this list
> Another Question:
> Do you know Mailinglists in german or english for Electronic Engineers/
> Developers ? Maybe with relation to OpenSource and Linux.
All the ones I know have a subject focus: bikecurrent (bicycle
eletronics), speleonics (caving electronics/low-frequency radio),
lart, balloonboard (specific SBCs), TAPR (radio ham stuff),
candlepower forums (lighting), SBMCC, Eastern MHC (self-build
motorhomes), and so on. I do not know any for general EE's, although
there no doubt are some.
> What I like to see is an equivalent to the Open Source Software.
> I mean, something like "Open Hardware" or such.
I just gave a talk on this at FOSDEM. There are at least 5 things
people mean by 'Open hardware': Documented interfaces, free firmware,
VHDL designs, freely-manufacturable PCBs/devices, and (I discovered at
FOSDEM) a power management software infrastructure.
The best collection of this sort of info I know of is the OpenTech CD:
> Hobby Electronic Journals like "Elector" or "ELO" are going already
> in this direction but I want to change the "Hobby" to "Professionel".
I am also interested in this area, having been making Open Hardware
SBCs since 2002 (lart). I now do it full-time (see balloonboard.org).
Principle Hats: Balloonz - Toby Churchill - Aleph One - Debian
work: http://www.aleph1.co.uk/ play: http://wookware.org/
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