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.
What pcDuino can Do?
|CPU||1GHz ARM Cortex A8|
|GPU||OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 core|
|Onboard Storage||2GB Flash, SD card slot for up to 32GB|
|OS||Linux3.0 + Ubuntu12.10|
|Extension Interface||2.54mm Headers|
|Network interface||RJ45 and built-in WiFi|
|Programming language support||
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.