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Banana Pi vs. Raspberry Pi

May 12, 2014 Leave a comment

I do tend to like Banana Cream Pi over Raspberry Pi.  Wonder how the HW compares?

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=273183&cid=nl.dn14&dfpPParams=ind_186,industry_consumer,aid_273183&dfpLayout=blog

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GCC Competitor: LLVM

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve used GCC for the better part of my career.  It’s worked fairly uniformly across many platforms:  x86, MIPS, PPC, ARM, AVR8, and AVR32.  Honestly, it is near and dear to my heart.

When I got wind of the Embedded.com article titled “Does GCC still have a future?“, I felt a little blind-sided.  After reading the article, however, my conclusion is that competition is often a good thing.

Check it out.  Maybe your next project can leverage LLVM for quicker build and execution times?

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BeagleBone Black: Raspberry Pi Killer?

April 29, 2013 2 comments

The new BeagleBone Black is out and a great contender for the Raspberry Pi.  At $45, it’s probably on par with the Pi for price, since you don’t need a uSD card for the BBB (BeagleBone Black).  With a lot more I/O, a faster processor, and better precompiled Linux package support the BBB is a very potent piece of technology.  I plan to use one in a couple of projects soon.

Check out Element14 for a comparison between the BBB and Raspberry Pi.  Also see the BeagleBoard website for great documentation on the product.

Rover 2 SpyTank Teardown

February 9, 2013 44 comments

Brookstone Rover 2.0 SpyTank Teardown

Brookstone SpyTank

Brookstone SpyTank

The Brookstone SpyTank is a track-driven spy cam with night vision that you can remote control using a tablet computer.  It includes auditory listening and loudspeaker functionality in its arsenal of intelligence gathering weaponry.  Drive it around to surveil targets, gather intelligence, and master your environment.  Your home may never be the same.

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