I’m an enormous fan of single board computer systems, particularly in the event that they’re sufficiently small to swallow. That’s why I just like the Tomu. This teeny-tiny ARM processor basically interfaces along with your pc by way of the USB port and accommodates two LEDs and two buttons. As soon as it’s plugged within the little pc can simulate a tough drive or mouse, ship MIDI knowledge, and even blink rapidly.
I purchased one for $30 and messed with it for just a few hours. The applications are quite simple and you may load in varied instruments together with a intelligent little mouse mover – perhaps to simulate mouse utilization for an app – and a little bit app that blinks the lights rapidly. In any other case you should utilize it to show your USB hub into an on-off change on your pc. It’s undoubtedly not a completely fledged pc – there are restricted I/O choices, clearly – nevertheless it’s a cute little software for individuals who wish to perform a little open supply computing.
One drawback? It’s actually, actually small. I’d do extra work on mine however I already misplaced it whereas I used to be clearing off a desk so I might see it higher. So it goes.