For about 2 years now I've wanted to get into this embedded micro stuff.but time and money has always been the limiting factors... Years ago I played with ROM-DOS after searching for ages for a motherboard that was compatible. Bit of a letdown.. Yeah it was quick to the command line and then later bing straight to a ANSI menu on power up, still not that cool.
Then a little play with PIC's and PICAXe but hey I'm too old to start learning a programming lanuage from scratch.
I did some simple beta testing with QNX which I liked but time was the killer. The meter and gauge models were fantastic.
Some mentioned Ardino, I had a precursory look and yep fancy PIC.
I wanted something with an OS that work that I could break or with a little luck hack into something useful.
Some success stories:
- A few XBOX's around the house with various hacks:
- Soft mods,
- Large HDD installs
- TSOP flashed
- XBMC installed
- Linkys AP running Open WRT
- WD My World Book hacked to kille the photo sharing thing and added opt-ware
- WD TV Live B-RAD with movie sheets and symbolic links (Kept the wife happy but missed XBMC)
- Optus My Tab (ZTE) upgraded to Android Gingerbread
- Android on a Samsung I900 (Flakey)
- Attempting Android or Linux on an ARM 926ejs powered Chinese Satnav (Crippled WM5 "Jail-broken")