Archive for January 2nd, 2007

Logic Supply announces the smallest fanless Mini-ITX computer ever produced

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Our friends over at Logic Supply just keep turning out great new hardware. Check out their latest addition to the line:

News Release January 2, 2007, 2:15 ET.

Logic Supply, a leading embedded hardware solutions specialist, announced today the release of the revolutionary SolidLogic GS-L05 fanless Mini-ITX computer system.  Measuring only 7.4� x 7.2� x 3� (L x W x H), this system can be configured to be completely solid state. A wide range of Intel and VIA based Mini-ITX form factor mainboards help to set the new standard for size, performance and flexibility.

“From its inception, the Mini-ITX standard has offered hardware engineers and Linux developers a modular and cost effective alternative to traditional embedded solutions,� said Roland Groeneveld, President of Logic Supply. “With the arrival of the GS-L05, Mini-ITX systems have taken a huge leap forward.  Engineers can choose a board with the functionality, performance and speed they require and marry it with this case to create a highly compact, fanless solution that is ideal for a range of embedded and industrial applications.�

The GS-L05 system utilizes heat pipe / heat sink technology for passive cooling that eliminates reliability concerns that fanned cases can present when used in harsh, demanding or remote environments. Rugged steal and heat-dissipating aluminum create a tough, protective enclosure with black-box looks, mounting brackets, and set-it-and-forget-it reliability. The system also offers a price/performance advantage over other form factors tailored for embedded applications.

About Logic Supply

Logic Supply, Inc. is a Mini-ITX systems and solutions provider serving the embedded and applied computing market with small form factor solutions.  As the leading specialist in the revolutionary Mini-ITX form factor, Logic Supply provides both integrated Mini-ITX solutions and a wide selection of compatible components.  The company offers engineered solutions and specializes in serving the OEM market as well as offering a full service on-line build to order and component capability at

Check out their whole line of fanless systems. 

YARA – Yet Another Roomba Article :)

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Roomba leads the way for household robots

Their opening line sounds a lot like our post last week about more robots entering the home.

“Rosie the Robot, the friendly house-cleaning bot in the Jetsons TV cartoon, is still a wistful dream for those who hate housecleaning.”

Clearly we aren’t the only ones pondering this area!

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New Shield Connects Phidgets Sensors to Arduino Board

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Bjoern over on his reg:exp blog posted about a new Phidget adaptor board:

I just received my first Arduino Shield PCB design in the mail from Advanced Circuits. We have lots of Phidgets sensors lying around in the lab; they may be a bit pricey, but their plug-and-play model is sure handy when you’re in a hurry. This PCB makes it easy to connect these sensors to the Arduino platform. The board has six Phidgets (aka 3 pin Molex C-GRID) connectors which are routed directly to the Arduino’s A2D ports. It also breaks out 8 bits of digital IO to .1″ headers and provides the all-important reset switch and status LED.