via, who comments (and I agree completely despite not having a deep background in embedded systems):
The significant point about the Pi to me is that it runs a real OS which can be programmed in normal ways, AND it brings out a group of IO pins so it can be attached to hardware of my own fabrication, My background is in Embedded Systems so this is potentially useful for alarm systems, access control, and other apps where I would like easy remote control via network.
Full instructions on the mod here: http://www.skpang.co.uk/blog/archives/541
Raspberry Pi turned into a portable workstation – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology | Geek.com
Jul. 19, 2012 – The Raspberry Pi isn’t just a very cheap PC, it’s also tiny and uses very little power. So it isn’t too surprising to see one hooked up to a battery and