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Submission + - World's Smallest Nyan Cat On Silicon (

wspraul writes: The world's smallest Nyan Cat has been fabbed at the home foundry of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Andrew Zonenberg, measuring 0.6 mm by 0.36 mm. Follow Andrew's work towards a comb drive and finally a replica of an Intel 4004 CPU, all with the help of his open source home chip foundry!

Submission + - Copyleft Hardware Summer Roundup (

wspraul writes: Not everybody stands in line for an Android phone or an iPad, so the underground copyleft hardware movement gained some more followers over the summer. After putting a (non-Android capable!) pocket computer out in the market, the next target is a GPL licensed CPU, softcore for now. Linux 2.6.36 is already booting...

Submission + - cheapest way to own a Debian system (

wspraul writes: In all democratic app store happiness, some kids continue to build their own, copyleft, cheap, micro computers, and now got Debian to run on what amounts to the cheapest Debian system in the world, a 99 USD micro notebook.

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