Has anyone seen this bit of tech news:
Raspberry Pi | An ARM Linux box for $25. Take a byte!
Linux system on a pcb that will eventually be the size of a credit card.
$25 is the targetted cost
Will have HDMI out, USB, and audio
Micro-SD for storage
The system is capable of running Quake III, which if you all recall from the 2000 era, is no graphics slouch. I recall buying a multiple-hundred dollar video card just to run this game.
Seems to be the perfect beachhead to launch an embedded OpenCPn. It may be time to shift focus on developing OpenCPN from being an app controlled by mouse & keyboard to *TOUCH* based. That seems to be the direction things are going.
Then, all we need to do is find a way to cheaply source a exterior grade 7-12" touchscreen and you no longer need to have a plotter at the helm!
Except for Radar. Has anyone figured out a radome or platform that displays the full radar image (not just acquired targets) on a plotter overlay?
Love the thoughts of the group on this nifty technology that seems to be getting a lot of buzz in the industry today.Here's a video demo of them running Quake III on the device: