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Building a Compact Flash card duplicator

A customer once asked us to supply 750 Compact Flash cards with operating systems pre-installed. The image was 512MB, and took 5 minutes to burn. That’s 2 weeks work, just to burn the cards!

So I used an ALIX 1 “XL”, with an external USB CF reader, and the picoLCD from iTuner. I designed an enclosure, installed Voyage Linux and the LCD drivers, and wrote a script or two.


Creating a Linux-based internet workstation

Once upon a time when my little boy was only 2 years old, I noticed he liked to imitate what I was doing on my computer. So I gave him one.

I chose the ALIX 1 because it uses very little power, can run from a CF card and has a ready-made desktop environment available in iMedia Linux.

With very little effort, I built a fully-featured internet-capable box that was much less likely to get him into trouble online than one with Windows.