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Prototype Hobbit BeBox

The Hobbit BeBox is named after the CPUs that were used in the very first BeBox prototype - two AT&T ATT92010 "Hobbit" CPUs (date code 9309A - manufactured in September 1993). In addition to the Hobbit chips, three AT&T DSP3210 DSPs (date code 9308s - manufactured in August 1993) were also used. The Hobbit hardware was abandoned in 1994 when AT&T ceased production of the chips.

(Thanks to Peter Housel, who worked as a consultant for AT&T on the C compiler and assembler for the DSP3210 back in 1991, for clarifying the date codes and actual names of the AT&T; Hobbit processors and DSPs).


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Hobbit BeBox Case Inside Hobbit BeBox Open Case of a Hobbit BeBox Hobbit BeBox at GeekTea Part of Hobbit Mainboard
Hobbit BeBox Video Card Hobbit BeBox Case (Front) Hobbit BeBox Case (Back) Hobbit BeBox Case (Inside) Hobbit BeBox Case (Inside Close)
Video Card from a Hobbit BeBox Hobbit BeBox Case (Front) Hobbit BeBox Case (Back) Inside a Hobbit BeBox Close up Inside a Hobbit BeBox
Hobbit BeBox Screen Hobbit BeBox Screen Hobbit BeBox Screen Hobbit BeBox About Screen Hobbit BeBox Screen
Hobbit BeBox Terminal Screen Early Video Mail App Hobbit BeBox 'About' Screen Close up of 'About' Screen Hobbit BeBox Desktop

Ludovic Hirlimann kindly took the photos below of his Hobbit BeBox. These images of his Hobbit BeBox can also be found at his website.


Hobbit Front view Hobbit Back view Hobbit inside view Hobbit Battery BeBook DR4 Cover
Front of Hobbit BeBox Back of Hobbit BeBox, showing grey debugging device Side of Hobbit BeBox Hobbit Battery The DR4 BeBook
Hobbit Processors Hobbit RAM Bank and Copyright Info Hobbit Mainboard Hobbit Processors Inside the BeBook DR4
Hobbit CPUs RAM bank and Copyright Information Hobbit processors Hobbit CPUs Inside the DR4 BeBook





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