Tiny hackable computers

Tiny hackable computers


I’ve been a big fan of the Mini-ITX systems, using them in the past as silent, dual-purpose, storage and wireless router servers as well as a set-top media system for playing back transcoded DVDs. So I’m pretty excited to see the positive reviews that are starting to pop up for VIA’s new Pico-ITX motherboard, which seems to offer just about everything you need (assuming you aren’t a graphics junkie) in a 10cm by 7.2cm package that draws less than 16 Watts. General purpose, super small, low power, and it will run a standard OS. I can’t wait to see what people will be doing with these things.

What’s your favorite small form factor PC hardware? Got a favorite micro hack? Please share it in the comments.

First Look: VIA PX10000 Pico-ITX Motherboard @ geek.com – Link
VIA EPIA PX 10000 Pico-ITX Review @ mini-itx.com – Link
Gameboy PC (pictured above, translated) – Link

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