Has anyone seen this bit of tech news:
Raspberry Pi | An ARM Linux box for $25. Take a byte!
system on a pcb that will eventually be the size of a credit card.
$25 is the targetted cost
Will have HDMI out, USB, and audio
Micro-SD for storage
The system is capable of running Quake III, which if you all recall
from the 2000 era, is no graphics slouch. I recall buying
a multiple-hundred dollar video card just to run this game
Seems to be the perfect beachhead to launch an embedded OpenCPn
. It may be time to shift focus on developing OpenCPN
from being an app controlled by mouse & keyboard to *TOUCH* based. That seems to be the direction things are going.
Then, all we need to do is find a way to cheaply source a exterior grade 7-12" touchscreen and you no longer need to have a plotter at the helm!
Except for Radar
. Has anyone figured out a radome or platform that displays the full radar
image (not just acquired targets) on a plotter overlay?
Love the thoughts of the group on this nifty technology that seems to be getting a lot of buzz in the industry today.