Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi mini computer, which to date has now sold over 5 million units worldwide, may be intersted in a new Raspberry Pi clone called the Odroid-W.
The Odroid-W takes the form of a miniature computing module measuring 60 x 36 x 7mm that has been designed to be fully compatible with all the software available for the Raspberry Pi mini PC.
The W within the name stands for : Wearable device development, Widely applicable Internet of Things (IoT) development and Workable DIY electronics prototyping, say the board creators. The Odroid provides a slimline version of the of the Raspberry Pi and would be ideal for any project where space is at a premium.
The Odroid-W Raspberry Pi clone is priced at $30 and is available to purchase from its manufactures based in South Korea. The Hackaday website explains a little more about the device :
“There are a few interesting features included on the Odroid: there’s an on-board battery connector, a real-time clock on the board, and more of the BCM2835 GPIOs are exposed (although not the same ones as the upgraded RPi Model B+). There’s no Ethernet, but odds are if you’re building something that’s battery-powered, you won’t need that anyway.”
For more information on the new Odroid-W Raspberry Pi clone jump over to the official website for details via the link below.
Source: Hackaday : Odroid-W
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