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ice
08-25-2004, 11:35 PM
Hey evbody,
well i starting my Christmas wish list [on an imaginary note]

My first wish
THE VIA mini ITX: This is one cool babe
check out her specs here:
http://www.viaembedded.com/product/epia_ml_spec.jsp?motherboardId=301

Damn! I couldn't even stop thinking what i could do with this girl.
She's got USB 2.0s ,2 ide connectors,LAN,
and guess what she fits in a 17*17 cm space.
[ice's is literally drooling !!]
Mount this on ur robot and u have a 5.1 surround too.

i think my hearts at a 101bpm.

It costs around 9000 bucks.But i think its worth it,considering the fact there aren't any powersupply problems.
K ,this is the first on my wishlist .I'll be updating it and ur welcome too.
cya,
-ice
//gerry

vikas
08-25-2004, 11:48 PM
The config rocks ... DVD playpack chip now thats something cool :)

17x17 - Lets see when it comes out maybe i go in for building a robot out of it :) . A robot Mp3 player :lol: which can follow me around and has 5.1 support .

Well for me this christmas i would want a powerfull GeForce 6800 Ultra .... And get a orignal Doom 3 free with a motherboard supporting PCI Express even if it not a robotic gadget .

Sorcerer
08-26-2004, 06:51 PM
actually, the ati x800 XT is way faster than the 6800 series

i didn't know u get a mobo free with card - i knew about the doom3, though

robodorylus
08-27-2004, 01:57 AM
hey ice
nice to hear that epia is on ur wishlist .. i checked out a couple of forums on that .. and it was full of not so gud reviews especially wid linux .. so if u get one or u got ne links to let it work on linux .. will be grateful

ice
08-27-2004, 08:24 AM
yea i heard,
but things get sorted out and new drivers come in everytime.
If u have any q's on the EPIA regarding Linux ,ask ur question here:
http://forums.viaarena.com/categories.cfm?catid=28&forumid=1

ur bound to get an answer.
i just heard,via is comin out with the nano itx ,with a form [size] factor of 4*4 cm.
MAN!!! :!:

bye,
ice
//gerry

vikas
08-27-2004, 04:44 PM
ITX 4x4 cms thats something .... soon every robot at the fests will be havin Ghz Proessing power :) . maybe soon some thing like a micro be coming up with dimensions in nano meter .

BTW : im seriously considering a robot based on this :!: now that i know of the powerfull ITX ( thx 2 ice ). A small homely robot :) which is Open source .

ice
08-27-2004, 05:23 PM
small slipthru guys,
the nano itx is 4.7 in* 4.7 in , not 4*4 cm
Sorry for the slipup.But i still think it's cool enough
-ice
//gerry

ice
08-27-2004, 05:27 PM
small slipthru guys,
the nano itx is 4.7 in* 4.7 in [12*12cm], .......5cm less than the previous[17*17]
Sorry for the slipup.But i still think it's cool enough
see the specs here:
http://www.nano-itx.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=1

here are a few pics
http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=343


-ice
//gerry

ice
08-30-2004, 09:01 AM
My next device on my wishlist is a Bluetooth or a Wifi card.
Still figuring out which one is better[rather researching]
BTW, ucan plugin wifi's or bluetooths into the miniITX.
Yeeeeeeay!!!!!! :lol:

bye,
ice
//gerry

vikas
08-30-2004, 01:31 PM
Both have there own plus and minus like

Blutooth - Highly supported in smaller devices , Small range , low speed etc .

Wifi - Low support , Medium range etc

If you have a Wifi access point nearby and have someone with Wifi in the neabhour hood wifi is recommended

If you have mobile / laptom / digicam supporting blutooth then go for a blue tooth

Naveenoid
08-31-2004, 12:09 AM
Bluetooth has a range of 30 feet. I dont think thats worth the price.
What about WAP though? Any Comments from anyone.

By the way, how many of you Chennai guys know that our good old Central (Station and not Jail) has a WiFi hotspot up and running since 2001(not too sure about the date but 2 years old atleast)?

ice
12-12-2004, 04:14 PM
ok i had to re-resurrect this thread...
Christmas is really near and yea..i'v still havent got my ITX..hmmm...well it'll come...

This is the time i like to splurge on stuff..the time i dough to spend that is...

Since i started the thread i had only two wishes
the Mini ITX
a bluetooth/wifi/radio modem

It's ur wish list too..just add to it...maybe anything from wireless cams to exotic multimeters ,oscilloscopes....something that we need to add to our lab corner..
So go ahead and wish...and make sure u put huge socks else Santa wont be able to stuff that signal generator you wished for... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

-ice