[Mono-list] Embedding mono - Final year project

Jason M. Lenthe lenthe at comcast.net
Mon Jul 16 14:07:50 EDT 2007

Alan McGovern wrote:
> I'm just throwing out some ideas at the moment for my final year
> project, and mdx4ever (on #mono) was joking about having a hardware
> device that downloads torrents. Thing is, I'd be interested in giving
> that a shot ;)
> So, what i'm wondering at the moment is how hard would it be to get
> crap together for creating a device that can communicate via ethernet,
> handle reading/writing to a hard drive (or memory card, or any storage
> device) which can also run mono. Memory usage is typically well under
> 20 megs for standard usage of monotorrent and the most CPU intensive
> part of the whole torrent process is the SHA1 hashing, so i could
> probably get away with fairly low end hardware.
> So as i know nothing about this topic, any links on reading material,
> tips or advice would be appreciated. If this is going to involve a lot
> of C/C++, i'll probably give it a miss as the time it would take to
> get up to speed on that wouldn't be worth it considering next year is
> final year, and i should be studying.
Have a look at the TS-7200 single board computer for a cheap ARM-based
system or the TS-5300 for a more expensive AMD-based system both from
Technologic Systems (http://www.embeddedarm.com/epc/prod_main.htm). 
They come with a custom Linux distro, but can also run Debian.  Both
come with a compact flash drive for non-volatile storage.  I don't know
if they run mono, but its a starting point.  Maybe, email the company
and ask if they have any mono experience.


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