Developers and makers that are looking for an inexpensive single board mini PC that is capable of connecting to a composite video monitor, keyboard, and SD card. Might be interested in the DUO Light which has been created by Jack Eisenmann and takes the form of a hybrid Arduino UNO and the Raspberry Pi system.
The DUO Light mini PC has been specifically created for hobbyists to build software projects and is a low-power system that is capable of video output and receiving keyboard inputs.
Powering the DUO Light is the ATMega328, the same micro-controller as in the Arduino UNO. The micro-controller connects to a variety of peripheral devices, including a composite video monitor and SD card (in a similar fashion to the Raspberry Pi), PS/2 keyboard, together with general purpose I/O ports.
The second chip onboard is a 64 KB serial SRAM, which also connects to the ATMega328. The DUO Light project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $1,100 pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Check out the video below to learn more about the DUO Light from its creator and how it might be able to help your projects. Eisenmann explains :
“Each DUO Light is preinstalled with an interpreter for DUO Light bytecode (DLBC), a proprietary binary language. DLBC programs are loaded from files on the SD card and executed in SRAM. DLBC features over 90 opcodes and a robust argument system. You can write DLBC programs using either DUO Light pseudo C or assembly. DUO Light pseudo C is a C-like language which includes many features of C and some additional features.”
So if you think DUO Light is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the DUO Light become a reality.
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