Welcome to the Embedded Hardware Wiki
Okay, so "embedded hardware" isn't 100% accurate, but it's the best term I could come up with to describe the multitude of custom devices out there that are extremely similar to conventional PCs.
This site aims to document some attempts at reverse engineering the hardware. The eventual goal is to be able to run a different OS on the device, such as Linux (or in some cases DOS, which can turn the very low-powered devices into cheap machines capable of playing many games from the 486 era.)
This is a selection of devices currently on this site. Feel free to add to this list if you've discovered something about a similar device that may interest others.
- NCD HMX X-Terminal - a MIPS based machine that should be able to run Linux one day
- NCD ThinStar 300 - a P133 machine that runs Windows CE and can now boot Linux
- Neon Technologies NTV-1000 - also known as the "ezenet" Internet set top box, a 486DX100 machine
- SMC 8508T 8-port Gigabit Switch - should also apply to 8505T (5-port GbE switch)
- Dell DRAC II - just some notes about an old PCI card in case anyone finds them useful
- SS4000 Laser Printer Control Panel - small control panel used in a few laser printers, with LEDs, buttons and a HD44780 LCD panel. Can be hooked up to a PC parallel port.
- How to get Network Booting going