July 13, 2012 7:03 AM Subscribe
Aspiring hobbyist asks: What would YOU do with this board
posted by Currer Belfry to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My goal: a decently-powered tablet, netbook, or mini-PC hat that runs Linux. I'm waiting for the release of the Vivaldi tablet and I also don't think it will be long before someone creates a Youtube video about how to install a Linux distro on the Nexus 7.
However, I'm intrigued by some other options, especially DIY. I've seen some favorable comments about the HardKernel ODROID-X board, linked above. The board is supposedly capable of running Ubuntu in addition to Android.
I've never built my own system before, although I suspect I could do it given the right information and tools.
1) What kind of system could be built around this board by a novice hobbyist? Or is that a pretty ambitious goal for a novice?
2) Which sites are the best in terms of DIY information?
Please excuse any newb assumptions or other howlers in this question. It may be that I'm best off in terms of time and money just waiting on the Vivaldi or Nexus 7 experimenters, but I'd like to hear something from real-world DIY folk.