Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vault-OS : Is This The Ultimate Plug'n'Play?

OpenWRT Linux on a $9.99 WR703N ??!?!?

Now I've seen it all!

Netduino, Raspberry PI, Thin Clients ... step aside. This looks to be the cheapest networkable mini-computer of all time!

I have been getting Vault-OS to work under Win32 without worrying about cross-platform but this makes me think I should use Mingw instead of Watcom to make certain it compiles on a Linux platform.

You can have a couple USB sockets there if you add a hub, you can support a keyboard, mouse, camera, hard drive, DVD in addition to CANBus (through ELM327), I2C, MODBus, RS-485, RS-232, etc.

If I do an IndieGoGo campaign for Vault-OS this might be the box I offer for the higher pledges with Vault-OS installed and ready to run.

This would be a perfect example of an environment where you would do well to forego the .DLLs and just compile the entire monster as one big static exe file.

1 comment:

Chunkations said...

Probably cheap chinese crap