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State of hardware and software to tinker with

March 7, 2012

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Every so now and then I compile a little state of things. See this list of articles for this current and past posts. Faster, better, more compact, more productive When you want to build stuff, today is the best time to live and next week will be even better. Android internals: System on a Chip […]

The search for hardware below 100 euro – Android stuff keeps dropping in price

August 26, 2011

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The search for hardware below the 100 euro price tag When you build stuff that needs some kind of computing power beyond the 20 euro PLC/Arduino scope, Android devices might be your first weapon of choice. When I started to focus my attention on Android in 2010, the cheapest hardware you could find where the […]

The tinkerers price levels list – June 2011: low budget hardware to build smart stuff

June 23, 2011

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What is this list about? Tipping point for the “Internet of Things” – I believe one of the main factors for a break through of DIY Smart Spaces and DIY “Internet of Things” is price: the cost of building and buying your own stuff. Same price, more options – As time progresses, more possibilities are […]

Hacking away with Android pt 7 – Februari 2011 overview on what you can- and can not do with Android (devices)

February 11, 2011

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Although Android tablets are offered for Netbook and Notebook prices and perceived to be the “replacement” for Netbooks (like apparently Acer is assuming), Android tablets are far from “there”. As it its really hard to find anything about where we are right now with Android and where each tablet could be placed related to the […]

Tablets, Android, fragmentation and marketing versus product development

January 14, 2011

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The Android market is “fragmented”. Also, it is “not as good an experience as Apple”. Criticasters on the platform blame the OS itself. I think that is not where the pain lies. Bottom line is, that it is really frustrating to have relatively low cost hardware with a lot of potential hacking possibilities and not […]

Hardware as a commodity pt 2: The phone as laptop replacement

January 10, 2011

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In May 2010 I held a presentation at NEXT in Germany titled: “Hardware as a Commodity” and what that will change. The basis of that presentation were the concepts I wrote down in this blog post a few days before the event. I will give you a few slides from that presentation here to show […]

ARM and the long tail of Acorns RISC computers

January 9, 2011

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Right now, ARM is maybe one of the best, most silent and most successful challengers of Intel’s x86 dominance. If you would ask me: “who the fuck is ARM?” I would not blame you. As they have been a very modest builder of dominance in the mobile world and do not advertise: “ARM Inside” on […]

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