Tag Archives: SBC

The “Cheapo” Ammeter

Figure 1: The “cheapo” ammeter for keeping tabs on SoC/SBC power usage. I have a number of SoC/SBC based “homemade tablets” and “homemade server” boxes that consume anywhere from 300 mA to several amps at 5 VDC.  I wanted an … Continue reading

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In Search of the x86 SoC SBC

Figure 1:  The Vortex86Dx SoC SBC board is shown in the project box. Click to enlarge. My emphasis has been to convert the computing equipment at my establishment to use low power “off the grid” devices such as the ARM … Continue reading

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Another SoC/SBC First Look

Figure 1: A recent addition to the SoC herd is the xu4 from Hardkernel … (click to enlarge) Posted 06/30/2016: I love to get the brown non-descript boxes in the mail, especially when those boxes contain more SoC/SBC investigative opportunities. … Continue reading

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The Homemade Tablet’s Little Brother

Figure 1: We’re growing the family, and HT version two is being born. Here it is shown, perched on top of the original “homemade tablet” (click to enlarge). Originally, the idea was to put a very small display on the … Continue reading

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