Mini PC + Arduino. Essentially, pcDuino is a high performance and cost-effective mini PC combined with the ability to connect to Arduino*. Capable of running KODI and operating systems such as Ubuntu and Android ICS, it has many ubiquitous I/O ONBOARD such as HDMI, LVDS, USB and Wi-Fi (XC4350 only) so you can use it in robotics, home theatre, signage, electronic control and various other applications. This is the development platform you have been waiting for.
Six Analog inputs and two PWM outputs make for even extra versatility. The pcDuino comes preloaded with XBMC-Media Centre. Add a HDD and a wireless keyboard & mouse (such as XC4943) and you have a great media centre ready to go. Of course 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet and HDMI are standard. Two versions are available: pcDuino v3 and pcDuino NANO
*CAUTION: Unlike the Arduino, the pcDuino operates at 3.3V not 5V. If you want to connect a shield with 5V logic, you must use a voltage step down shield (XC4362). The Arduino header on the pcDuino still supplies 5V to power your shields, but all inputs must be at or below 3.3VDC.
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ShenZhen Maker meeting will hold at 8，May at ShenZhen university, the 90th team will prepare to attend it. To know, they will establish the ShenZhen international maker Association to serve the Maker. The picture is testing the children maker education equipment.
The youth Stem Education platform Base on pcDuino
The design files (in popular eagle format) for carrier board of pcDuino3c has been released! Please clone them at https://github.com/pcduino/pcDuino3C_carrierboard. LinkSprite also has a PCB together program to help you produce your design.
Got a product design in mind? Turn your idea into a product with pcDuino3C.
HSBNE (“Hackerspace Brisbane”). had its “Relaunch” party on the evening of the 28th. The party was to celebrate the final results of their successful KickStarter campaign to upgrade their facilities. As a corporate sponsor, LinkSprite Australia was invited to speak on the night and we sent our engineer, Keith Willis to do the honours.
Some photos from the event…
We have scheduled the next course of “The Internet of Things and DIY Robotics” during the evenings of Tuesday 3rd ,Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of March. Your feedback will be most valuable for delivering this next course.
If you know of any colleagues or associates that you believe would be interested in attending these course sessions, please ask them to either:
- Enrol online: http://www.linksprite.com.au/enrol-iot-diy-course/,
- forward us their contact details,
- or forward the following link for the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) course brochure: http://www.linksprite.com.au/brochure-iot-diy-course
We are also planning to conduct at least two new advanced courses in the coming months which you may wish to consider attending. Please let us know by reply email if you would like to receive additional course information when it becomes available and also include your preferred dates and times.
Finally if you would like to purchase any of the pcDuino products, including boards, kits, shields or sensors please contact us directly by phone or email. We will shortly be launching the LinkSprite (Australia) Online Store where you will be able to place your orders via the web. We will send you the new store’s details as soon as it goes “live”.
Makerfaire comes to Longmont! LinkSprite attended Boulder mini makerfaire on the past weekend.
LinkSprite announces PCB together program by leveraging its sourcing in Shenzhen, China. Users can get real time quote and submit the PCB files at http://www.linksprite.com/prodtopcb. Please give it a try!