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Competition Win a Green Gadgets LP-170 Pico-ITX OEM kit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 5 Apr 2011.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awww. No antiquated 24-pin printer port. I cant hook it up to my mill.:(
    I'm out. I was hoping to clear up ~4 square feet of floor space.

    -Heck of a user manual, though. That's the first time I've seen LCD installation in one.
     
  2. yogev_ezra

    yogev_ezra Green Gadgets Ltd

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    Can't you use something like this? http://www.pridopia.co.uk/952me-pr1.html
    Mini PCI Express PCIe RS232 16C950 +Parallel Card
     
  3. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    Or a USB to parallel...
     
  4. yogev_ezra

    yogev_ezra Green Gadgets Ltd

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    USB does not provide flow control and does not guarantee a certain bandwidth.
    This is why USB-to-Serial and USB-to-Parallel converters are not 100% compatible with pure Serial and pure Parallel. Some people are satisfied with the compatibility level they offer, but others have issues. So it depends what is on the other side of the Parallel port today, and can it live with 90% compatibility?
     
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  5. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    I never knew that. Don't need it for the moment either, but if I ever venture off into any side avenues where it pops up, it'll be stashed in some corner of my brain. Very useful tit-bit.
     
  6. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    With this in mind, would you be able to get an add-in ethernet card at all? If so then I know what my entry will be :)
     
  7. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I would pay you to make a second one of those. :worried:
     
  8. yogev_ezra

    yogev_ezra Green Gadgets Ltd

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    You can ask for any of those after you win (all prices are in USD):
    1) Commell MPX-7202 (PCI Express mini card with 2 x USB3.0) - $64
    2) Commell MPX-574D2 (PCI Express mini card with 2 x GigaBit LAN) - $67
    3) Commell MPX-643 (PCI Express mini card with FireWire IEEE1394a & IEEE1394b) - $55
    4) Commell MPX-954E (PCI Express mini card with RS232 *2 & RS422/485) - $61
    5) Commell MPX-3132 (PCI Express mini card with 2 x SATAII (RAID 0, RAID 1)) - $40
    6) Broadcom BCM70015 (PCI Express half-mini card for HD video accelerating) - $50
    7) IEI LVDS-VGA-R10 (18bit LVDS to VGA converter - for 2nd VGA port) - $50
    8) Patriot SODIMM DDR2 RAM 2GB @ 667MHz - $30
    9) KingSpec 2.5" SSD 32GB - $70
    10) KingSpec CompactFlash 32GB - $70
    Your budget is $100 so you can combine anything from the above up to $100.

    Number 2 (add-in ethernet) is this card: http://www.commell.com.tw/Product/Peripheral/PCI Express mini card/MPX-574D2.HTM
     
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  9. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    It's a deal. :D

    Also figured that it could be combined to do about a million other things, like GPS mapping while walking (so you don't have to pull out a phone and wave it around) and tracking your off-road routes/bike trails etc. If you were on a velodrome the data link could send telemetry from you ride back to a laptop in real time, too. I think a bluetooth dongle would have to go in too, so you could use it with a little foldaway wireless k+m as well as a wearable 'board and ball, and appear to be typing on a keyboard that wasn't connected to anything, without a screen to look at. Combining a camera/screen on the glasses/goggles means you could actually do 'in-eye' augmented reality, too.

    Now, if there's a use I can find for it while it's underwater... :idea:

    [EDIT](Other than underwater music player, that is.) :hehe:[/EDIT]
     
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  10. skybarge

    skybarge just chilling at work

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    Put my email in :)

    If I get it or not, you'll see my mod come in the next few weeks to the forums!
     
  11. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    My email is away, mine is a very simple idea but probably the best my skills could manage.
     
  12. weeman1985

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    seeing as everyone is flying their flags might as well say I'm in too! Just that my idea isn't really that small...
     
  13. IcyAero

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    Shall we see the winner being announced the next week? :blush: :dremel:
    Good luck reading those thousands of emails btw :D
     
  14. Smi

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    I'm excited about this, but I'm not sure if my entry is good enough to warrant winning - it's not terribly inventive!
    I'm also excited because I've been waiting for a decently powered, flexible pico-itx motherboard for ages - this one looks super.
     
  15. yogev_ezra

    yogev_ezra Green Gadgets Ltd

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    Don't think there were thousands, but I am also anxious to see the results :clap:
     
  16. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Results announced!

    It looks like my ripoff of the Land Warrior CSS will never be :grr:

    But a worthier winner I can't imagine - get it started!
     
  17. yogev_ezra

    yogev_ezra Green Gadgets Ltd

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