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pcDuino V2: an MiniPC with Arduino headers ubuntu android google

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Price:
$49.99
SKU:
PCDUINOV2_Q5
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Weight:
0.50 LBS
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Product Description

pcDuino (V2)  is a high performance, cost effective mini PC platform that runs PC like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs its screen to HDMI enabled TV or monitor via the built in HDMI interface. It is specially targeted for the fast growing demands from the open source community. The platform could run full blown PC like OS with easy to use tool chain and compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields and open source projects etc.

 

pcDuino V2 has a built-in WiFi module and Arduino headers. Ubuntu images are same for both pcDuino and pcDuino V2.

 

Features:

  • A Mini PC with Arduino type Interface powered by ARM Pro Spec:
  • CPU: 1GHz ARM Cortex A8
  • GPU: OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 core
  • DRAM: 1GB
  • Onboard Storage: 2GB Flash (4GB after 02/01/2014), SD card slot for up to 32GB
  • Video Output: HDMI
  • OS: Linux + Android
  • Extension Interface: 2.54 mm Headers compatible with Arduino
  • Network interface: RJ45 and built-in WiFi 

 

What pcDuino can Do?

 

  • With pcDuino, user could do lots of fun stuff including but not limited to the follows:
  • Learn or teach to program
  • Interface with hardware
  • Use Internet browser or Office from Ubuntu
  • Learn Ubuntu linux
  • Play movie
  • Play game
  • DIY projects
 

Hardware Specifications

Items Details
CPU 1GHz ARM Cortex A8
GPU OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 core
DRAM 1GB
Onboard Storage 2GB Flash, SD card slot for up to 32GB
Video Output HDMI
OS Linux3.0 + Ubuntu12.10
Extension Interface 2.54mm Headers
Network interface RJ45 and built-in WiFi
Power 5V 2A

 Software Specifications

 

Items Description
OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Android ICS 4.0
Language
    English
API
  • All the arduino shield pins are accessible with the provided API
  • It consists of API to access the following interfaces:
    • UART
    • ADC
    • PWM
    • GPIO
    • I2C
    • SPI
Programming language support
  • C, C++ with GNU tool chain
  • Java with standard Android SDK

 

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  1. just great!

    Posted by Harold Jimenez on 1st Jul 2014

    I've been working with pcDuino for some time now and I can say that pcDuino v2 is the best for me! I know pcDuino v3 has more muscle (extra core + extra ports), but pcDuino v2 has the perfect mix for me in av ports + arduino headers!! I've worked with FEZ raptor and Netduino Plus 2 before. Both are great as well but pcDuino v2 is the winner for long! I'm now unleashing my C++ skills by using all the arduino-pcduino headers, PWM, SPI, TWI, ADC, GPIO, Interrupts etc. I don't like pretty much the Arduino-IDE so I rather program on gedit and created my bash script to compile and link.
    pcDuino v2 is pure muscle!!


  2. We are using the pcDuino for our 3D printer company and love it.

    Posted by Drew on 21st May 2014

    We are using the pcDuino2 in our 3D printing related products and love it. It has outperformed all of our expectations and we highly recommend it.


  3. Great!

    Posted by George Mitsuoka on 19th Feb 2014

    I program embedded systems professionally and have used many different microcontrollers and demo boards including PICs, Arduino, Stellaris, TI DaVinci, and STM32. The pcDuino V2 is my current favorite by a long shot. I have not seen a better combination of features, performance, software, support, ease of use, and price anywhere.

    The VNC over USB-OTG feature (required a firmware update for my units) is simply great, allowing use of the pcDuino without an additional keyboard, mouse or monitor.

    I found the online documentation to be very good and easy to follow. I'd recommend browsing through the tutorials to get a good idea of the pcDuino's capabilities.

    To get the most out of pcDuino, some familiarity with Linux, common software tools and open source software is necessary.