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Aug 04, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Gadgets are awesome. We buy them, use them and program them. But do we build them? Most of us will say no. This is largely because it's a project too big for an individual to do. It's highly complex and needs a lot of investment in terms of hardware and software licences. But let's say a fairy godmother came along (the good one, not the evil one) and made all these problems go away. Would you design your own gadget then? Of course you would. And all you need are some affordable hardware components and this guide to set you off on the right foot…

"Designing your own gadget is not very different from building your own computer. The major difference is the form factor – the components are a lot smaller than for a laptop or PC. After all, you need to fit a whole computing system inside a small box, together with other components like the display or wireless radio."

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