Electronics enthusiasts looking for a small Linux powered mini PC for Internet of Things projects might be interested in the new Omega2 which has been created by Onion and is priced at just $5.
Onion has taken to Kickstarter this week and has already blasted past is $15,000 pledge go thanks to over 770 backers with still 34 days remaining on its campaign.
Features of the Omega2 and Omega2 Plus mini PC can be seen in the specifications table below :
Introducing the Omega2, the world’s most accessible hardware development platform. This means that:
– The Omega2 is simple, even for people who are just getting started with building hardware.
– The Omega2 is affordable, starting at just $5.
With the Omega2, we want to lower the barrier of entry, and allow everyone to take the leap into hardware development. We made the Omega2 tiny so that it can easily fit into your DIY project or commercial product. It is less than 1/4 the size of the Raspberry Pi, and less than 1/3 the size of the Arduino Uno.
The Omega2 has integrated Wi-Fi and on-board flash storage. This means that it springs to life the moment you power it on. You don’t have to worry about buying Wi-Fi dongles or installing operating system images onto external SD cards.
Using the Omega2 is just like using a desktop computer. We’ve built simple and intuitive apps for you to interact with the Omega2. We also have an App Store where you can discover even more apps! For the more adventurous, you can even build apps with our SDK and publish them on the Onion App Store to share with the world 🙂
For plenty of Omega2 accessories jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding project via the link below.