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YBox2 DIY Mini Network Computer – aka the mint tin PC

ybox2minipc small YBox2 DIY Mini Network Computer   aka the mint tin PC

The teeny tiny DIY YBox2 Mini Computer Kit is small enough to cram into a very small space indeed. Sure it won’t fit in the space between your teeth, or inside the eye of a needle, but a mint tin is still pretty darn small. And hey, it’s a proper computer too, complete with an Ethernet port, video out, infrared controller sensor and a likkle speaker.

ybox2minipc2 small YBox2 DIY Mini Network Computer   aka the mint tin PC

You’ll probably need very nimble fingers and a beardy electronics degree to assemble the thing, but think of the fun you’ll have telling the neighbours you’ve just spent a couple of hours building your own computer. They’ll be like, whoa…and…like, dude! $74.99. Here’s some more useful stuff for you too.

 The built-in program loader lets you upload new code over the network without special cables or tools. If you aren’t already familiar with the Propeller, it’s a unique multiprocessor programmable in a built-in high-level language called Spin as well as assembly language. Each of its eight cores can access common memory and an array of I/O pins that can be configured to talk to almost anything.

 YBox2 DIY Mini Network Computer   aka the mint tin PC

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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