Electronics enthusiasts but are looking for a tiny open source Linux wireless computer that is the size of a coin may be interested in the RobinCore computer that has launched by the Indiegogo crowdfunding website this month.
Created by a team of developers in China the RobinCore takes the form of an open source mini PC that is capable of running Linux and is equipped with a 720p Video Encoder together with 150Mbps WIFI and GPIOs.
Its creators explain a little more about what you can expect as far as components and specifications for the RobinCore which is aiming to raise $7000 over the next 30 days with pledges starting from just $15 plus shipping.
RobinCore is a tiny ARM Computer with WIFI runs openWRT, it uses a high integration SOC Hi3518E(ARM926@440MHz) from the HiSilicon and a powerful WIFI chip(MT7601U),there is a H.264 encoder(720p@30fps) and 64MB DDR2 integrated in Hi3518E.RobinCore has a 16MB NOR Flash,USB2UART chip,it provides many interfaces such as 10/100M Ethernet,UART,I2C,SPI,SDIO,ADC,PWM,JTAG and GPIOs,but its size is about 1.38 square inch (33 X 27 mm), the interface spacing is 2.0mm,and the USB interface is used for a USB2UART debug port and power supply,so,Just need an ordinary USB cable,we can easily develop software with robincore.
For more information on the new RobinCore jump over to the Indiegogo website for details following the link below.