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Raspberry Pi clone wars begins

For quite long time Raspberry Pi was the only platform that was using BCM2835 processor. But recently it started selling it to anyone that opened gate for Rpi clones. So it seems that one of the first ones is ODROID-W miniature board. It is compatible with Raspberry Pi in several ways. Forst of all it carry same GPIO layout for connecting existing modules. Of course it doesn’t have pinheaders soldered to keep it’s initial profile low. It features same processor and memory as Raspberry Pi, so it can run any Rpi OS. Being small size allows it to be used as wearable electronics. To make things more easy, there are several additions made. First of all it has Li Polymer battery connector. Also board includes RTC chip with backup battery connector as well. To keep low profile there is no Ethernet connector, the HDMI port was replaced with Micro HDMI. It still has camera interface, but no display interface which still doesn’t have its module. The list continues with built in DC/DC step-down converter also with DC/DC step-up converter for… Continue reading

DC Boarduino – A Clone Will Make It Good

Did you ever have this experience before? You’ve been struggled to use a solderness breadboard with an Arduino, and you know how annoying it can be. Now, you can dump all of the frustrating into the dumpsite with this new DC Boarduino. This DC Boarduino is a clone that can works with the latest Arduino software. The assembly is so easy to operate and well documented. DC Boarduino features: Well designed to plug into a breadboard Its only sized 3″ x 0.8″ (75mm x 20mm) All pins were brought out – Digital 0 thru 13, Analog 0 thru 5, ARef, 5V, Ground, Vin and Reset A preprogrammed “no-wait” Arduino bootloader 2 LEDs, green power and red “pin 13” Low cost that everyone can affordable All through-hole parts Reset button ATmega168, running at 16.00 MHz 6-pin standard ICSP header Standard 2.1mm DC jack with 5V regulator 6-pin header at the end for a USB-TTL cable Auto-reset capability (with the used of USB-TTL cable) The only matter is this DC Boarduino doesn’t include a USB chip, so you will want an FTDI… Continue reading