"...a motherboard prototype that uses separate modules, each of which has its own processor, memory and storage. Each square cell in this design serves as a mini-motherboard and network node; the cells can allocate power and decide to accept or reject incoming transmissions and programs independently. Together, they form a networked cluster with significantly greater power than the individual modules."The small board, cleverly sold alone or in 4-, 9- and 16-packs aims to be a different model for computing hardware, with power and data I/O on all four sides, and while it's hard to imagine applications, it's an impressive example of the power of open source hardware and clever design.
Friday, August 21, 2009
From the folks at Liquidware who brought us the beautiful Illuminato Arduino variant and numerous shields comes the (ahem) WTF?!-board Illuminato X Machina (announcement here), described by Wired writer Priya Ganapati as: