A quick note: our R1 filtration droid finally gave up its wee little electronic ghost this week, so the laser will be unavailable until replacement parts arrive. The L2 and L3 filters apparently took a little more carbon scoring than they could handle. We expect we will once again be vaporizing materials in futuristic fashion within a week or two.
Inspired by Kelly’s experiments with laser-cut sponges, I cut myself a few Menger sponges
Query: what the hell is this thing I’ve been lugging around for the past three years?
It’s some sort of StrongARM development system. I think it may be related to the Intel “Brutus” eval boards, but I’m not certain. The daughterboard is labelled “SA1110 daughter card”; there’s nothing useful on the larger board. There’s a fairly anonymous StrongARM chip in the ZIF socket. It feels like some sort of demo unit, given how it’s all gussied up and under acrylic.
What’s on the big board?
- one USB client port
- three USB host ports
- two classic RS232 ports
- nine general-purpose indicator LEDs
- eight general-purpose switches
- two four-bit rotary switches
- eight seven-segment w/ decimal LED displays
- six audio jacks
- a CF slot
- a PCMCIA slot
- and innumerable spare headers, LEDs, switches, etc.
Intel sold off all its StrongARM/PXA properties years ago, and scrubbed pretty much anything useful from its website. Archive.org hasn’t been too helpful. Anyone have any leads?