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This project's funding goal was not reached on May 28, 2011.
About this project
What is Mindgine?
We are a not for profit technology company from Chicago, IL. Our mission is to empower mankind bit by bit.
We have created two versions of a plug computer which interface with a social cloud network which allows users unrestricted access to an open source, application rich, community while simultaneously protecting one’s privacy and security in an eco-friendly and humanitarian way.
Why Should I Care About Another Cloud?
There has been much talk about the ‘cloud’ lately, but many don’t realize every time they access the internet they are accessing the largest cloud on Earth and by surfing various sites they are willfully participating in sub clouds where each mouse click and keystroke is at the mercy of the hardware owners. Moreover, majority of these owners are public companies whose underlying motivation is profit. Did you ever really read the Terms of Service on any site? It is definitely not in your favor. :-(
The term ‘cloud’ is often misleading representing technology which already exists, the only real innovation is- marketing.
Our team took it upon ourselves to create a better cloud; one not motivated by profit and in the best interest of its users and developers- YOU!
After countless cases of Redbull and millions of lines of code, we are proud to present Mindgine. Let’s get started!
What Makes Your Cloud Different?
We started with the most fundamental problem, hardware. Server equipment is expensive and costly to run. To overcome this problem we have designed two versions of a plug computer, Mindebian Micro and Mindebian X. These can perform majority of the functions traditional servers do at a fraction of the cost and power.
The second biggest issue was software. Majority of plug computers available on the market require a solid background in programming and Linux to operate effectively. In order to bring this technology to a more general audience and to catalyze creative development we have created a derivative of the open source operating system Debian called Mindebian OS.
It is ridiculously simple to use, basically, if you were able to navigate to this page you are more than qualified to use Mindebian OS.
Mindebian OS is also very simple to develop for. We will provide developers every tool they need in order to make innovative applications, in addition to an easy to use application market to promote and monetize commercial applications and all the support they need.
What are the Differences Between Mindebian Micro and Mindebian X?
Check out these sweet specs:
Mindebian Micro is the smallest plug computer in the world! Even though it is tiny it packs a powerful punch! We have designed this plug computer to consume the least amount of power and to be as cost efficient as possible.
Mindebian X is our community project with the goal to build the best plug computer in the world. We have a plethora of options when it comes to components within this hardware. Simply put- we want to find out what is important to you and build it accordingly.
The final retail price is still yet to be determined for both devices. This is because the price heavily depends on the quantities ordered. The more demand, the lower the cost so by spreading the word you are in turn helping yourself and everyone else.
What Will the Plug Computers Look Like?
A lot cooler than the pictures- that is for sure. Once we determine the final board size for each of the devices we will hold a contest online (with prizes, of course) where community members are able to upload their designs for the Mindebian Plug Computers and users are able to vote on how the units will look.
How Do I Setup My Cloud?
For many non-technical people setting up and managing a server at home is a daunting task. We have made this process extremely simple. Just add power, connect to your network and activate. Done.
Once activated you will have your own private personal URL on www.mindgine.org (or anywhere else you like) You will be able to access and control your device from any internet connection including over 13,000 supported mobile devices.
What Can It Do?
The applications of these devices are limitless. Whatever you can attach via USB you can control, access and manage from any internet connection. Below are just a few applications we are working on:
What Research Does it Do?
Since majority of the time the units are waiting for commands they would be wasting valuable processing power. When the units are not being used they process information for Berkley’s Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. There are many researches in all areas of science, finding one that suits you is a breeze.
What Are The Pledge Bonuses?
Pledge levels and the prizes associated with them are to the right. Below is more information regarding each prize:
Access By pledging any amount you will receive an early invite to Mindgine’s beta where you will be one of the first to start earning points towards free hardware, software and merchandise.
Donor Badge A special badge on your profile indicating you were with us since day one and had contributed to Mindgine.
2 GB USB Wallet Card Laser engraved and preloaded with Mindebian OS and plenty of storage to spare. Fits in any wallet and only 1 millimeter thicker than a credit card.
1 Terabyte Iomega® ScreenPlay™ Director HD Media Player Add 1 Terrabyte of storage to your Mindebian Plug Computer with HDMI output, enjoy full HD 1080p movies on your big screen.
1 TB is about 250,000 songs, 400,000 digital images, 385 hours of DVD video and 120 hours of HD video.
LaCie 4big Quadra 6 Terabyte Hard Drive Add 6 Terrabytes of storage to your Mindebian Plug Computer.
6 TB is 1.5 million songs, 2.4 million digital photos, 3 months of DVD video, and 1 month of HD video.
MiMo USB Monitor The Mini-Monster’s 10" display opens up a huge new range of work/play possibilities! It has a 10 inch touch screen and is powered by USB.
Wait, I Have More Questions
We have a system on our site to handle them, simply click the button above and type it in. If someone has asked the question before it will be displayed. If not, we will answer it as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your time. We hope you are as excited about this project as we are.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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