What is your favorite board for a micro system?

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Sat Mar 9 04:43:42 UTC 2013

On 8 March 2013, at 15:53, Erik Nørgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> What is your favorite mini/micro/nano/pico-itx platform for home projects?
> I currently run a home server on an Intel mini-itx board but was looking around for something fun to play with with the following specs:
> - mini-itx or smaller, low profile
> - fanless
> - low power 12V external PSU
> - 1 LAN, preferably 2
> - 2 USB2/3
> - Flash bootable, but with option for hdd boot
> - GPIO would be fun
> - hdmi out would be nice
> I have tried VIA boards but found they were flacky...
> Any suggestion regarding ARM vs Intel based?

Look at the Mac Mini.  Only has one LAN though.  It does have a fan but I have never had it come on.  Runs 9.1 (amd or i386) although booting is currently a challenge.  I am working on that.  It does require 120 VAC though.

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