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A friend of mine is looking for a postage-stamp-sized computer which can run either a Java Virtual Machine or an entire Linux kernel for fifty dollars. Does anyone have any suggestions for a moderately cheap, Java equivalent of the BASIC Stamp?

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    • Tacticus
    • Posted Saturday, 5 April 2008 at 15:59 pm
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    Slightly Larger than the postage stamp and twice the price is the gumstix. http://www.gumstix.com/

    Unfortunately i dont know of many other than that

  1. The Maker crowd seems fond of the Arduino, which according to Wikipedia has a custom IDE and is generally programmed in Java, although it can also be used with the Java-based Processing language/IDE.

    That said, the core of the Arduino seems to just be an Atmel AVR chip, so maybe that’s another possibility?

  2. I don’t know of anything for $50 in small quantities with those features.

    At 2 to 3 times the price and a larger size check out:
    http://www.picotux.com/ and http://store.systronix.com/