Tags: SBC

Two Arduinos Become One

The schism between two Arduino companies (that we covered in March 2015) has apparently been settled. The poster child for the open hardware movement is now under one company "Arduino Holding" and a new not-for-profit Arduino Foundation has been started. "Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Arduino LLC,...
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IoT boards
Intel's IoT-oriented Intel Joule module runs on the latest, 14nm “Broxton-M” Atom SoCs and is supported by the Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based...
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Smart tv
Android for Pine64 doesn’t come with Google apps preloaded so you will have to install a few apps to get things set up.

Turn Your Feature TV Into A Smart TV For $30

Do you have an HDMI-enabled dumb TV sitting around that needs a dedicated set-top box or game console to be used? Are you planning to buy a new smart TV? Stop. Here is a tutorial that will turn your current TV into a great Android Linux powered smart TV. At most, you have to spend $30 on it. What...
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Internet of Things
This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost...
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The Onion Omega2 Lets You Add Linux to your Hardware Projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more. This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get...
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If you want to get your hands on a 64-bit “computer” for DIY fun, PINE64 is the best board around.

Build a $20 Computer with PINE64

I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself. I wanted to play with the board and see whether I could do some home automation kind of stuff or make my Traxxas X-maxx smart....
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Nvidia Jetson
The Nvidia Jetson TX1 is a powerful computer in a great tiny-sized module.

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit: A Tiny, Low Power, Ultra Fast Computer

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 offers enormous GPU processing in a tiny computer that only consumes 5-20 watts of power. Aside from the GPU, the CPU is certainly not slow with four 64-bit A57 ARM cores. And, you have 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage, so you should be able to load your application onto...
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Linux kernel engineer Grant Likely describes his embedded hardware journey at the Embedded Linux Conference.

A Linux Kernel Wizard’s Adventures in Embedded Hardware

Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a newbie. It also helps if, like Grant Likely, the teacher is a major figure in embedded Linux who understands how...
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Atom-Based Gateway Taps New Open Source IoT Cloud Platform

Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC...
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Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 3 tops latest SBC survey.

Top 10 Best Open-Spec Hacker SBCs

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward. In early 2015,...
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