Coin-sized Linux computer that costs just $20
A Linux-based computer that is no more than the size of a coin looks all set to be manufactured and commercially available for purchase. VoCore is an open hardware Linux computer that has 32MB SDRAM, 8MB SPI Flash and most of all the RT5350 (360MHz MIPS) processor as its processing brain. A bit better than Arduino controller and Raspberry Pi computer, this small Linux computer can do a plethora of tasks like controlling a robot with camera, portable WiFi router or Arduino controlled projects. Thanks to the successfully achievement of its funding goal on Indiegogo with still more than a month left to go, VoCore has is all set to let loose the imagination of developers and geeks by the end of this year.
The small little chip has 200-220mA power consumption and a voltage range of 3.3V to 6V making it ideal for USB and battery powered gadgets. This 25 x 25mm coin-sized computer is targeted for tasks like home automation and Internet of Things applications with a price tag of just US $20.