With all the power in your arm and hours of autonomy, with touch-screen solution you can have your hands free and for example work in the Datacenter while looking and updating the data of the pending work on the screen.
The only computer with weight ~ 160 grams (~0.16 Kg / 0.35 pounds).
Booting the Prototype C with the iPhone.
A simple video booting the basic prototype C with a bluetooth keyboard Rii i8 (optional) while having breakfast.
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):
In Carles’ blog you can find a detailed article about how to DIY.