Category Archive: single board computer

Mar 04 2017

FriendlyElec releases Ubuntu Linux-ready NanoPi M1 Plus — a $30 Raspberry Pi killer

… there is a new Raspberry Pi competitor that is quite affordable. In fact, some folks may view it as a Pi-killer. The $30 FriendlyElec NanoPi M1 Plus has an arguably superior design and layout, plus important integrated features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It even has an IR receiver, onboard microphone, 8GB storage, and both …

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Mar 18 2016

Pine 64 is Raspberry Pi 3 that does 4K, but you’ll have to wait to get one | TechRadar

Forget fruit, wood is where it’s at when it comes to miniature computing – or at least that’s what the makers of the Pine 64 would have us believe, a rivalling board that undercuts the Raspberry Pi 3. … As far as connectivity goes, you get two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and HDMI …

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Mar 02 2016

Odroid C2 Bests Raspberry Pi 3 in Several Ways | Hackaday

It’s been a big week in the world of inexpensive single board computers, and everyone’s talking about the new Raspberry Pi 3. It blows away the competition they say, nobody can touch it for the price. Almost nobody, that is. With a lot less fanfare on these shores, another cheap and speedy 64-bit quad-core ARM-based …

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Dec 11 2014

Link: ODROID-C1 is a $35 quad-core, single-board Android/Linux PC

When the Raspberry Pi team launched a tiny, low power computer priced at just $35, it was pretty remarkable. But that was 2 years ago, and while the Raspberry Pi has seen a few updates in that time, it’s still powered by the same single-core 700 MHz Broadcomm BCM2835 ARM11 processor. Over the past few …

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Sep 03 2013

Breaking: Will this spoil the Raspberry Pi? Tiny $45 cubic mini-PC runs Android and Linux

Consider that a Raspberry Pi costs $35 (for the higher end model) and for that money you get no case and no power supply. Now look at what you can get for $45, or perhaps a bit more if you want a more powerful device. If you were going to use a Raspberry Pi with …

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Aug 30 2013

Link: A Raspberry Pi File and Print Server

I was recently looking into the options to buy a living room “home server” to centralize certain services like file and print server, media server, etc. It didn’t take me long to realize that for less money I could get a whole legion of small microcomputers that do the same work better and more securely; …

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Aug 28 2013

Link: Simple way to control 12V DC Motor using Raspberry Pi’s GPIO port and NPN transistor

I needed to control a DC motor from my Raspberry Pi’s GPIO port as part of my time-lapse dolly project. I had to be able to turn the motor on for approximately 150ms which would in turn move the dolly along by 3mm. Full article here: Simple way to control 12V DC Motor using Raspberry …

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Aug 21 2013

Link: How to use the DS18S20 and DS18B20 temperature sensors with Arduino or Raspberry Pi

Did you know that you can measure temperature, from one or more locations, with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino? And that you can do it with as few as two wires (or even just a single wire with ground return, though three wires are preferred if available) connecting to as many temperature sensors as you …

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Aug 13 2013

Link: Raspberry Pi – Driving a Relay using GPIO

There’s something exciting about crossing the boundary between the abstract world of software and the physical ‘real world’, and a relay driven from a GPIO pin seemed like a good example of this. Although a simple project, I still learned some new things about the Raspberry Pi while doing it. Full article here: Link: Raspberry …

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Jul 10 2013

Links: How to extend the life of the SD card on a Raspberry Pi (or similar device)

People are using the Raspberry Pi for many applications these days, including as a VoIP PBX server based on Asterisk. One thing that many people forget is that you can only write to an SD card a limited number of times before it fails. Asterisk in particular likes to write a LOT of information to …

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