If you enjoy building projects using Arduino, you might be interested in this 86Duino ZERO x86 Arduino development board which is available to purchase for $40 and offers a Vortex86EX Processor, 300MHz 32-bit x86, 128MB DDR3 as well as Ethernet connectivity, USB 2.0 and a microSD card slot.
The 86Duino ZERO x86 Arduino development board is open source hardware and supports DOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems and is fully compatible with Arduino IDE and the Arduino “Leonardo” form factor.
86Duino is an open-source embedded platform based on Vortex86EX SoC, easy-to-use hardware and software integrated. This Arduino-compatible board can support many x86 O/S as well as those running on the original Arduino base system.
The 86Duino is a high performance and fully static 32-bit x86 processor board compatible with Windows OS, Linux and most popular 32-bit RTOS. It integrates PCIE bus, DDR3, ROM controller, xISA, I2C, SPI, IPC (Internal Peripheral Controllers with DMA and interrupt timer/counter included), Fast Ethernet, FIFO UART, USB2.0 and SD/SATA controller within a single package to form a system-on-a-chip (SOC). 86Duino provides an ideal solution for the Arduino and embedded system with desired performance.
– Processor: Vortex86EX
– Clock Speed: 300 MHz
– Memory: 128MB DDR3
– Flash Memory: 8MB
– Digital I/O Pins: 14 (of which 7 provide 32bit PWM output)
– Analog Input Pins: 6 (11bit)
– Operating Voltage: 5V
– Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V
– DC Current per I/O Pin: 16 mA
– DC Current for 3.3V Pin: 400 mA
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Source: Hack A Day