Linux Devices: Logic Supply, Dronecode, Jamie Zawinski's Payphone
Logic Supply's Darek Fanton informs Softpedia today, January 15, about the availability of a new line of PCs targeted at embedded and industrial users, the Logic Supply ML340 series.
Logic Supply's brand-new ML340 fanless and ventless computers are the next-generation version of the company's best seller ML300 Series, providing their customers with a full 5-year lifecycle motherboards that are extremely essential when manufacturing sustainable hardware projects. The ML340 Series of PCs from Logic Supply is a great option for IoT (Internet of Things), automation, security, and digital signage applications.
The Linux Foundation this week announced an expansion of the Dronecode project with investments from new members and the creation of three technical working groups. The foundation launched the open source project in 2014 in an effort to create a unified platform for commercial drone technology. Twenty-seven companies have joined Dronecode since, bringing membership to 51, officials said. New technical working groups will focus on areas of development the community views as critical to advancing the project's mission.
For the 20th anniversary of the Movie “Hackers” [Jamie Zawinski], owner of DNA Lounge in San Francisco, threw an epic party – screening the movie, setting up skating ramps and all that jazz. One of the props he put up was an old payphone, but he didn’t have time to bring it alive. The one thing he didn’t want this phone to do was to be able to make calls. A couple of weeks later, he threw another party, this time screening “Tank Girl” instead. For this gathering he had enough time to put a Linux computer inside the old payphone. When the handset is picked up, it “dials” a number which brings up a voice mail system that announces the schedule of events and other interactive stuff. As usual, this project looked simple enough to start with, but turned out way more complicated than he anticipated. Thankfully for us, he broke down his build in to bite sized chunks to make it easy for us to follow what he did.