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$110 NETMF PC is here!

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Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
If you haven't been watching my youtube page or the Insider forum you might have missed that I've been working on a very complete NETMF PC for about $110. Based on Synth and GHI boards SynthDOS can run on any configuration that has a mainboard, display, usb, sd, and power. Throw on a network (included in my $110 build) and you're really cooking.

Let's start with the build: FEZ Spider II + USB SP + USB Host + SD Card + VideoOut + Ethernet J11D = $110.70 + tax & shipping

You can run higher configurations if you want. For example I have a second one running a Raptor + USB + EDP + SD + NewHaven 7" Cap + WiFi RS21. No new code, just a change to the startup.ini file. Cheesy

So what can this thing do?
  • Launch normal NETMF applications
  • Launch Skewworks IApplications
  • Ping
  • CIFS (copy files over network)
  • HTTPGET
  • Updates
  • FileSystem control
  • NTP
  • NetBIOS
  • Save WiFi ssids & encrypted passwords
  • Save host files
  • HEX view files
  • Edit text files with edit.sea
  • Package programs with pack.sea


Go grab your free copy of the software here: http://skewworks.com/SynthDOS/ and start making your own programs for it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lnCUsvf7cU
Reply #1 — Posted 3yr ago
by stotech | Senior | 1,926 exp
Reply #1 — Posted 3yr ago
by stotech | Senior | 1,926 exp
This is really impressive! Clapping
Reply #2 — Posted 3yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
Reply #2 — Posted 3yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
That's an awful lot of work that went into that. What was the motivation? Clapping
Reply #3 — Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Reply #3 — Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
@Mr. John Smith - I've just always enjoyed pushing these things as far as I can. I know it can still go a lot further too, but I'm going to have to start getting good at RLP.
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Reply #4 — Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Reply #4 — Posted 3yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Working on the GUI side. Wink
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Reply #5 — Posted 2yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Reply #5 — Posted 2yr ago
by Skewworks | Legend | 69,841 exp
Just a little update on this project that, as usual, has gotten way out of hand

1) Added users & groups so you actually have to log into to work
2) Completely replaced the native System.IO assembly to force login
3) Added permissions Files/Folders/Users/Groups
4) Added service support
5) Added LzQuick [de]compression support
6) Added run levels
7) Added headless mode
Cool Total overhaul of the Skewworks HAL
9) Console separated out so it can be custom replaced
10) CIFS support now native to streams with new assembly

And the footprint is small. Really, really small. My minimum test rig involves a Cerb.

More work to do but hopefully a new video & release in the next couple of weeks.

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