[clug] Two 'development kits' - $3000 'E Ink' and $99 Wal-Wart

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Feb 26 03:32:07 GMT 2009

James Greenhalgh wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> Anyone seen these developer/prototype kits or know more??
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> >From Marvell (US$99)
>> "The plug computer will be based on Marvell's SheevaPlug platform, which
>> has an embedded 1.2-GHz CPU. It would also come with 512 MB of flash
>> memory and and 512 MB of DRAM. The device would connect to the home
>> network by ethernet and have a USB 2.0 port."
>> <http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/marvell-offers.html>
>> <http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/plug_computing_small_computer_digital_media/release/1256/>
>> <http://www.marvell.com/products/index.jsp>
>> I couldn't see how to order one :-(
> I ordered a 'SheevaPlug Dev Kit' for $99 yesterday. Perhaps they were
> swamped with orders and removed the purchase link.
> I'm going to turn mine into a temperature monitoring server for my
> greenhouse! I'm excited. :)
> Good luck finding one.
> Cheers,
> James

Wasn't clear from their webpage if this thing would run on 240VAC
50Hz, or not. Also wasn't clear if it uses powerline signalling,
or if you need to use the Bluetooth and/or the wired Ethernet port
for connectivity.

If anyone knows, please let me know.


Bob Edwards.

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