Ultimate Nerd Gadget - personal satellite assistant - runs embedded Linux

by Kevin Bedell

While doing some research on embedded Linux I ran across what has to be the coolest nerd gadget ever. It's a "personal space assistant" that runs an embedded version of Linux on a Pentium III processor.

This item is a bit bigger than a grapefruit is size and you can carry it in one hand. Some of the cool features?

  • Microphone

  • Video Display Unit

  • Environment Sensor

  • Wireless Link

  • Range finder

  • Motion Detector

  • Search Light

  • Inventory Scanner

  • Video Camera

It even has a "Micro Propulsion Unit" in case you get stuck in space somewhere and need to get back to ship.

Check it out in this write-up on linuxdevices.com.