What is prototype C?
C is a Ultra-lightweight ultra-tiny personal computer, with a battery that lasts for hours running.
The idea is to use multiple common components so anybody can create a DIY unique Personal Computer equipped with Linux that you can bring anywhere.
This solves many needs:
- Possibility to communicate with privacy (yes, you can’t trust the mobile manufacturers)
- Have a Linux everywhere with you (basic weights 162 grams)
- Have a ultra-cheap portable Linux computer (from 69 € / USD $74.5 / 49.8 GBP)
- Have a X-Windows Linux, and run python applications
- Program your own applications
- Attach hardware, like pressure/temperature/humidity/altitude sensors, a 3D object detector or a webcam, servo, solar panel charger, gas sensor, distance sensor…
- Do your own projects, like attaching a camera and taking one picture per second and uploading to the net, installing it on the car, or creating wearables
- Send info to the Internet, continuously, from where you go
- Listen music for hours while you do sport
- Be the minimum tool that guardian operators have always with them, so if they there is a problem in production, they can fix everything from their 100% Linux capable C (ssh, vpn, browser…)
- For third-world and places without energy I can thing in many ideas to implement.
The basic prototype uses:
- Battery pack (also known as Powerbank) of 2000 mAh
- Cable for connecting both
- Debian Jessie with some configs
We also experiment with touch-screen integrations (Ubuntu 14.10 for ARM with Chromium browser):