The ShowMeBox is a proposal for a computer with a purpose in connection with DebConf16 in Cape Town.

Idea

The idea with the ShowMeBox project is to make it possible for us to have a competition like the following in the months up to DebConf16:

The competition is imagined to have the following specifics:

Finally, the project is of course strictly limited to DFSG-free software and data sources, and does not include any means of advertising services or proprietary software or data feeds: it is all about promoting Debian and the art of open data analytics. (This does not limit quoting sponsors and other kinds of contributors with their logo, etc., of course, as we see fit.)

Hardware

ShowMeBox has these technical characteristics:

Boards we currently consider:

Name

Processor

RAM

battery

Wifi

Ethernet

OSHW

Price

OLinuXino A20 LIME2

1GHz dual-core Allwinner

1GB

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{X}

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$56

OLinuXino A20 LIME

1GHz dual-core Allwinner

½GB

(./)

{X}

(./)

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$43

Cubieboard2-Dual

1GHz dual-core Allwinner

1GB

(./)

{X}

(./)

{X}

$51

Cubieboard3

1GHz dual-core Allwinner

2GB

(./)

(./)

(./)

{X}

$86

Prices are including case, but excluding GSM modem, SDCARD, wifi (where not builtin) or battery.

See also Freedombox and WikiPedia board comparisons.

Note: OLinuXino boards ships with a 220V power adapter, which should be suitable for use in South Africa. For use in e.g. the US, and possibly for other boards, suitable power supply may be an added cost.

Software

ShowMeBox will come loaded with the following software:

Data

Interesting sources of Open Data usable for processing with ShowMeBox boxes.

Tools

Software tools relevant to be included as integral part of ShowMeBox system.

Notebooks

Flows

Projects

Links for this project, and to inspiring projects similar to ShowMeBox project.

People

Development is done at Alioth, coordinated by mail with code tracked in git.

Organizations

Relevant organisational links (not affiliated).