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Description: The pcDuino3 is a high performance, cost effective mini PC platform that runs full-featured operating systems such as Ubuntu and Android. In addition to running Linux and Android, the pcDuino3 has support for programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, Arduino, and more. You can even use your favorite Arduino shields for added hardware capability. The pcDuino3 has an impressive set of features including an IR receiver, SATA host, USB-OTG, LVDS LCD interface, MIPI camera interface, 3.5mm audio output, battery header, WiFi, Ethernet, and more. If you’re looking for the ‘kitchen sink’ of development boards, look no further.
The pcDuino acts much like a computer, needing only a 5v (2A) power supply, keyboard, mouse and display to get running. You can even use the USB-OTG to connect remotely. Connect it to your network with either the WiFi module or Ethernet jack so you can log data, run a web server, or control devices remotely. The more powerful pcDuino uses a dual core A20 processor which makes it one of the most powerful single board computers on the market.
An API has been developed for the pcDuino3 that allows the user to access all of the functions that you would expect using simple Arduino-style language. Additionally Ubuntu and Android OS Images can be found in the Documents section below.
Dimensions: 121mm X 65mm
Based on 6 ratings:
I purchased pcDuino3 DEV board and LVCD displayer. However, there are not any documents included in the products packages for instructing the wire connections and boot. Also, I encountered difficulties to access pcduino website from Shanghai China for downloading softwares.
Hi, Sorry to hear about your issues. We do not ship documentation with most of our products. It’s a combination of an effort to save on wasted paper, and also in an effort to keep documents as up to date as possible. Thanks
I own a raspberry pi, and love it. But pcduinio adds the next level in arduinio compatibility. Pcduino seems more repondive than my pi too, and built in wireless is awesome. Plug HDMI, mouse/keyboard and power up into fully working Linux. Launch ardunio and blink some LEDs. All in 10 minutes or less! Setting one up for 3d print server seems in order!
One of the most complete A20 miniPCs at present and the only one, as far as I know, that includes Arduino direct connectivity with compatible headers and driver. Great/affordable price for these impressive specs! I do review and promote it in my spanish blog, raspimax.fasanzaf.es (and asociated web, minimaxpc.es)
Well. I am a happy user of pcDuino3. The information found on http://www.pcduino.com/wiki/index.php?title=Book is more than complete. I also bought a book on pcDuino3: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P4XT6EE/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_CWLvub116VSWR. The book on 18 projects (https://s3.amazonaws.com/pcduino/book/CPK_pcDuino3.pdf) is particularly helpful: Hope it helps.
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If you try to update the system when you first get it, everything stops working! When you call SparkFun tech support, all you get is “This is new to us, we will get back to you…” I spent my whole Thanksgiving break trying to blink an LED and it was not fun at all. I finally got it working after crawling through web foraums and watching videos of an Asian guy that could not hardly speak English, so you couldn’t understand what he was doing. And that’s not intended to sound racist, Im just sayin, you cannot understand what he is saying so the video isn’t much help. I have had this thing for a month and I just now got LEDs blinking
You are better of getting a RasPi. There is way more support and help with debugging and you can do more with the Pi platform, not to mention the RasPi has a better price.
Hi, So sorry to hear about your issues with getting started. Unfortunately we didn’t design this product, so for higher level support issues like your bricked device after reflashing firmware, we do direct customers to the manufacturer for more detailed assistance. In this case Linksprite’s primary support is handled through the forums so that your answer can serve to help future users who may be stuck on the same issue. They should be able to help you recover your device. Thanks, Support