The gumstix line of ultra-tiny (2cm x 8cm, see photo) single board computers is one of the most popular device hacking platforms for Linux enthusiasts: inexpensive, equipped with a high-performance 32-bit ARM CPU (XScale), available to hobbyists in small quantities, and preloaded with Linux 2.6. They're being used widely in robotics and telephony projects, including at the Silicon Valley Homebrew Mobile Phone Club. At this month's Bay Area Linux Users Group meeting, we host gumstix CTO Craig Hughes and founder Gordon Kruberg for a talk on making your own devices with gumstix. After the presentation there will be time for questions and a live demo.
BALUG meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown. We talk about Linux and share large portions of Chinese food. At only $11.00 per person for dinner, this is one of the best epicurean deals in the city. Dinner starts promptly at 7:10 PM. You're also welcome to meet up with us as early as 6:30 PM by the bar for some social chat, etc. If you can't make dinner, feel free to show up at 7:45 for the talk. Those interested in further libations are encouraged to gather at the Li Po Lounge after the talk, a block down the street at 916 Grant. All BALUG meetings are free and open to the Linux-interested public.
MAKE magazine interview with Craig and Gordon
gumstix' free software development kit
Official Website: http://balug.org/
Added by Jesse Zbikowski on March 16, 2007