I got a Zipit Z2 🙂 In fact I got couple of them 🙂
I had one for quite some time but did not find enough time/motivation to do something with it. But thanks to recent relatively stable $9.99/$17.99 Zipit Z2 ebay source the Z2 community got a lot of fresh blood so things started to move a bit faster. And since the price makes it now a kind of disposable device I bought few additonal ones and jumped in.
What is a Zipit Z2? It is a clamshell PXA-270 device (clockable to at least 416MHz) with keyboard, 320×240 LCD, 32MB SDRAM, 8MB flash, miniSD slot and Marvell Wi-fi. So basically it is a Ben Nanonote on wireless stereoids but much cheaper! The device is very open for hacking, with recent linux kernel and u-boot bootloader available. There is also expansion connector with USB 1.1 client/host, I2C, audio in and out and PXA camera interface reconfigurable to 12 generic GPIOs. So while it may be a bit outdated ‘linux in your pocket’ device, it may still be nice $20 Arduino-style replacement.
Few random links for the start:
http://linux.zipitwireless.com/ – official developer website
http://www.marvell.com/products/processors/applications/pxa_family/ – developer manual
http://russelldavis.org/ – rkdavis’s great blog with links to other blogs on right side
http://mozzwald.com/ – mozzwald’s blog
http://www.notanon.com/category/zipit/ geordy’s blog
So far I did some ‘u-boot improvement’ hacking and plan to do something with the expansion port as time permits.