My birthday's coming up in 10 days and my SO and others are wanting to know what to get me for my birthday. I'm slowly growing tired of trying to keep my desktop Gentoo machine lightweight and "clean", so it'd be fun to hack on a little computer that I could possibly DIY a case or other arrangement for. Maybe a file/web server, or a "freetoo" machine where I can experiment with being rigidly FSF-APPROVED or other fun shenanigans.
I've looked around at the Raspberry Pi 3, the Pocket CHIP (I also have PICO-8 and am hacking something for it), the Pi Zero, and have heard about the Beaglebone and Arduino, though isn't the latter meant for more interactive or robotic thing due to the large array of IO pins? If I had the right tools or gadgets, creating my own UMPC would be really fun. At a minimum, I would prefer HDMI instead of composite or VGA, though it could be headless and I just use SSH or an Adafruit LCD. Any opinions or use cases and stories would be much appreciated. I would prefer running Gentoo on it, but Debian, Mint, or Slackware would be tolerable. -- Daniel Campbell - Gentoo Developer OpenPGP Key: 0x1EA055D6 @ hkp://keys.gnupg.net fpr: AE03 9064 AE00 053C 270C 1DE4 6F7A 9091 1EA0 55D6
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