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TUX Case - Penguin shaped enclosure for the FOX Board SBC

Tux is a penguin character and the official mascot of the Linux kernel. Originally created by Larry Ewing as an entry to a Linux logo competition, Tux is the most commonly used icon for Linux.

TUX Case is the Acme Systems "physical" version of Tux. Designed in the 2006 as a plastic enclosure for the FOX Board Single Board Computer, You can place it on your desktop and run web services, peer to peer file transfers, networks services as a real Linux server with a power consuption of just 1 watt in total absence of noise and heat.

TUX Case is made in limited edition in Bologna (Italy) by CAD2001 exclusively for Acme Systems and was created following the idea by Sergio Tanzilli and Roberto Asquini to create a TUX toy that both represents Linux and runs it inside.

TUX case stands seventeen centimeters tall, with a girth of almost 34 cm and is composed of six parts in coloured PVC.


TUX Case, the only TUX toy that can really run Linux inside it !.

TUX Case pictures from all around the world

TUX case all over the world is a collection of photos sent by TUX case owners from everywhere

If you have any new photos to add, please email us with a brief decription of the place or an explanation about the site or event.


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TUXCASE : TUX Case EURO 14.00

Plastic puppet that resembles the very popular Linux icon TUX drawn by Larry Ewing.

Actually it is the case for the old FOX Board G20 but we will exit with a cheap carrier to adapt it for the new Arietta G25 board.


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FOXG20 : FOX Board G20 EURO 139.00

FOX Board G20 is a "ready-to-run" Embedded Linux System perfect to use as a solid state WEB server or as a core engine for your embedded appliances.

A fully Open Source environment is available to customize and build your own kernel image or to develop user applications using standard GNU tools. Version with Atmel AT91SAM9G20 with 256KB of FLASH memory, 64MB of RAM and up to 16GB of microSD.

FOXG20 needs some extra accessories in order to be operative:

  • a bootable microSD with Linux OS (see DEBM2G or DEBM4G products)
  • a 5 Volt DC power source (see PS5V1A product)
  • a 3V lithium battery for internal RTC circuitry (see CH23-1220 product)

An evalution kit with all the accessories you need to get started with FOX Board G20 is available on-line on this link: COMBO-2.


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ARIAG25-128 : ARM9 Linux Embedded Module EURO 24.00

Aria G25 is a small and low-cost multi-chip module that integrates:

  • an ARM9 @ 400Mhz CPU Atmel AT91SAM9G25
  • a 128MB of DDR2 RAM
  • 10/100 Ethernet interface
  • up to 3 USB 2.0 host ports
  • Normal temperature range version (-0 +70)

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