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MC_HAccord 02-28-2006 10:52 PM

Single Board Computers
Hello everyone, I'm wondering about single board computers. Does anyone have any recomendations? I need something small and something preferably something I can cram into a handheld box with monitor and a tiny keyboard (touchscreen LCD) and I need a USB port. I want a hand held computer to do OBD2 readings off my cars. I really don't know what kind of OS i want on there either. Thanks for your help.

ISOwner 02-28-2006 10:59 PM

Re: Single Board Computers
Probably better off with one of those new mini laptops like this one:

Kind of like Paul Walker in the first Fast and the FUrious movie when he had that laptop sitting in the passenger seat during the race with 3 other cars. Maybe you can get a tablet PC (laptop). They're touch screen.

MC_HAccord 03-01-2006 08:00 AM

Re: Single Board Computers
Yeah, that is a nice computer, but minus about 2,100$ and that's my budget. I want something extremely simple and small, just the board itself you know those ones that run the OS off of a flash card similar to Digital cameras? Thanks for your help though.

ISOwner 03-03-2006 01:33 AM

Re: Single Board Computers
or wait for this:

Origiami Devices. They're mini tablet PCs that are regular PCs but really, really small. Suppose to have 5" screens and run with Windows XP on it. Then you can install whatever software needed to tune your car or that OBDII compatible software.

Tommy Boy 03-03-2006 09:30 AM

Re: Single Board Computers
Or you could just buy something like this, The Actron Global OBD II Code Scanner:

Why buy an expensive laptop when a scan tool is all you need?

MC_HAccord 03-03-2006 04:53 PM

Re: Single Board Computers
I don't know. I kind of like having the computer so it's open for more advanced programs. Like dyno testing etc. I was just looking into the SBCs because I though those might do well for something as simple as OBDII. Thanks for all your help.

ArrizX 03-25-2006 12:01 AM

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Id just say get a tablet pc. That first one is nice.

setishock 03-25-2006 01:39 AM

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Guys he's on a tight budget. If he can afford to build something then let's point him in that direction. Ya'll talking all this high dollar tablets and laptops.

alvino 03-25-2006 02:03 AM

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What are exactly looking for? TabletPC's? Laptops? Also, what do you mean by "single board" computers? :confused:

setishock 03-25-2006 02:09 AM

Re: Single Board Computers
Check out the Gecko board.

Put this in a search engine and enjoy the ride.

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