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@NurseBob So you've show interest in this through another post. Instead of polluting that post, I figured I would respond here. Where to start. . . My idea here started because I work remotely for a company who builds systems based off the beaglebone. Soon, I plan on traveling, which is not a problem when you work remotely, but you may still need to bring hardware with you to write, and test software while you're on the go . . . I looked all over the place for reasonably priced aluminum enclosures. They really do not exist. Then it dawned on me that there are plenty of mini ITX cases on the market, why not look into that . . . My idea in a nutshell: 1 Mini ITX case 1 ODROID XU4 1 Beaglebone Random capes 1 1TB hard drive or larger 1 USB 3.0 to SATA adapter 1 5 port ethernet switch 1 10A 5v power supply to power everything miscellaneous M3 mounting hardware pre-cut aluminum for motherboard tray, PSU hole cover, I/O plate cover miscellaneous panel mount adapters. So, some of this is not completely thought out yet. For example, finding a network switch that is power via 5v input could prove to be hard, or impossible to find, Usually ethernet adapters use a 48v power supply. At least that's been my experience. I have not looked in earnest yet. Then, just having looked, I notice the USB adapter I bought takes 12v input . . . These I have already ordered and are on the way, or are already here: USB 3.0 -> SATA adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005B3VO24/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Mini ITX case:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F2RRE1E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Miscelaneous M3 mounting hardware is already here, or on the way, the aluminum will probably be here tomorrow. Then I have no made up my mind on which hard drive ill buy, but I have a spare here now, and a Samsung 850 Pro SSD( I may use both ). 5 port switch, and power supply are up in the air. Then all the panel mount stuff will probably come from Adafruit. Not ordered yet. So, I've had the Xu4 for better than a month now. Maybe even two. But I have not powered it up yet, because I've had this idea rattling around in the back of my head for a few months . . . It should not be long before I start building this system. The purpose of this system when complete, is to serve as an ABI compatible development platform. Meaning the beaglebone and XU4 are, or can be made ABI compatible. Which means no need for a cross compiler, period. The XU4 will then take on compile duties, as well as acting as a support system for all beaglebone projects in the future. The entails code storage, as well as NFS, and Samba duties. So code can be accessed from any local network machine( OS agnostic ).
New member of the development board family, MSP43F5172 (F51x[1,2]) Features: crystal RGB LED reset button LDO (can be powered from 2.1mm jack or USB) programming header MSP430G LaunchPad pin layout additional header for selected PJ and P3 pins Available on Tindie 51x2.pdf