What is your favorite board for a micro system?

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Sat Mar 9 14:50:39 UTC 2013

On 03/08/13 23:53, Erik Nørgaard 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?

Depending exactly how small you want it, how about a Raspberry Pi Model 
B? Dirt cheap, 1 LAN, but you can add others via USB if you want 
(although it will never be high performance), 2 USB, HDMI output, GPIO, 
boot from SD card. Even runs FreeBSD (although still being developed).

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