The Vocore Mini Linux Computer is a Perfect Alternative For Those Looking To Start Embedded System Projects
The Raspberry Pi has kickstarted an arms race of mini PCs and single board computers. These tiny pocket-size machines are really handy when it comes to starting small projects especially those geared towards IoT.
They are far cheaper than actual PCs, easily programmable — even for kids — and recent introductions are becoming more powerful with better CPUs, bigger RAMs and additional features like WiFI connectivity.
With already a long list of names like the Orange Pi, Mint Box mini, System 76 MeerKate and much more, each coming in different shapes and providing users with new ways to integrate with the PC.
There is a new name that is gearing up to join the list of tiny computers but this one is tailored for Linux users. The team behind the VoCore Mini Linux Computer generated a lot of buzz when they launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo and the device was named the “Coined Size Linux Mini Computer” because of its very small size measuring 0.98-inch x 0.98-inch possibly making it one of the smallest programmable device out there — even smaller than the Raspberry Pi.
This Vocore doesn’t pack that much of a power as is more designed for embedded systems and smaller IoTs but it does have additional interfaces, giving it the same functionality as other Mini PCs.
The campaign is successful and the device is available to those that need it.
Additional features include:
- It can provide up to 20 GPIO lines
- Can run OpenWRT Linux
- Can Operate a 2.4GHz router
- The package includes full hardware blueprint and full source-core
- A dual-band 802.11n WiFi
- A USB port
- One Ethernet 10/100 switch