Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 10:00 AM
"A plug computer is a tiny, low power server, intended to provide network-based services within the home. It is an always-on system, and can serve data and applications to computing devices within the home. It can also be a bridge between home computing devices and Internet-based services."
The PlugComputer has been around for a while and in that time, the community that has sprung up around the wall wart sized device has been busy. The typical applications have been built for it such as acting as a web server or a NAS. In fact, the PogoPlug is based on the SheevaPlug design. Among the more interesting applications that have been developed is a custom Twitter client and automotive tracking software. Aside from commercial solutions, it looks like the PlugComputer speaks to your inner geek and makes for an excellent weekend project.