The Tiny Space Cube PC

Posted on Aug 29 2008 - 9:54pm by Richard Sharp

Space CubeThe Space Cube is the rather apt name for the almost microscopic PC designed to be taken into space. The cube (had you guessed its shape?) measures just 2 inches cubed, sits snugly in the palm of the hand, and really buries the Macbook Air and apparently mobile computing devices. As you might have also guessed, though, it’s not exactly up to a Second Life session even when you do use a monitor with it.

£1,500 will buy you one, should your heart desire it, and in exchange for that princely sum you will receive a 300MHz processor, 16mb of flash memory, and a 1GB CompactFlash Card. Red Hat Linux is the obvious operating system of choice taking up less room than the calculator program that comes as part of Windows (probably).

The Space Wire port is really the only area of any particular note featuring as it does adapters so that Japanese, US, and European users can plug their devices into it or hook it up to their own network. Allegedly the computer will have various sensors and other modular accessories attached to enable it to perform vital functions while in space.

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