A Functioning Linux Computer from a Printers Wifi Card!

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There is no end to creativity, someone has taken the wifi card from a printer and actually modified it to run Linux! I can’t imagine its a super computer, but the idea is very cool!

The parts come from a Lexamrk X6570 all-in-one printer wich goes for around 100$ on eBay. This printer has with a Lexmark N2050 WiFi card running BusyBox. After soldering a few wires to the USB/UART pins on the N2050, [sjMoquin] had a very cheap but highly useful single board computer running Linux. So far neither the USB or WIFI is functional but the hackers [sjMoquin]& [Julia Longtin] are currently working on that. so a fully functional embedded Linux board based on a printer’s WiFi card should be available soon.

At the time of writing this the link is broken, but here it is anyway.


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Johny (John-Erik) Krahbichler is the CEO and main author of Gadgetzz, since 2009. While Mr. Krahbichler's expertise is in consumer electronics, his true passion is astronomy, and educating the world about the universe we inhabit


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