Friday, August 12, 2005

NetBSD on your toaster

For long NetBSD has been known as the most portable Unix like OS around. Some say that it can be ported to anything but the kitchen toaster. Not anymore !!

Technologic Systems has developed the world's first NetBSD Controlled Toaster.

"This toaster features a 4 line LCD, USB keyboard, 10/100 ethernet port and a RS232 serial port for the external console. The toaster's internal circuit boards have been bypassed and routed through the CPU board allowing NetBSD complete control over the toaster's features. A keyboard connects through a USB port on the side of the toaster and the 4x40 LCD displays a NetBSD/toaster login prompt. The burner element is also controlled by the TS-7200 via an internal relay. Unlike previous NetBSD toasters which were nothing more than a glorified PC case-mod, this toaster can actually toast bread!"

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