pcDuino is a mini but powerful PC platform compatible with Arduino, developed by LinkSprite Technologies Inc. It’s a powerful device specially designed for demanding users with a small budget. Combining the benefits of a high-performance ARM based mini PC,Linux,Android and Arduino ecosystem, pcDuino has become the new choice of makers, both hobbyists and professionals.
pcDuino8 Uno is an 8 cores high performance,cost effective Single Board Computer with H8 SoC Chip up to 2.0GHz. It runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android. pcDuino8 Uno has HDMI interface to output its graphic desktop screen. It could support multi-format 1080p 60fps video decoder and 1080p 30fps H.265/HEVC video encoder with its built-in hardware video processing engine. It targets specially the fast growing demands from the open source community. pcDuino8 Uno provides easy-to-use tool chains and is compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields.
We specially build up a powerful Starter Kit based on pcDuino8 Uno which includes many sensor modules:
- pcDuino8 Uno
- 8G TF card
- HDMI Cable
- 4 Port USB Hub
- USB microB Cable
- 5V/2A DC Power Adapter
- Linker Base Shield
- Linker kit modules
- Button Module
- ADC Module
- LDR Module
- USB WiFi
- USB UART
This starter kit is a great way to get started with pcDuino8 Uno, and it contains the components you need to make many fun projects following the step-by-step tutorials. Starting the basics of electronics modules, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators, also help you quick start on programming using pcDuino8 Uno.
With pcDuino8 UNO, user could do lots of fun stuff including but not limited to the follows: Learn or teach to program,Interface with hardware, Use Internet browser or Office from Ubuntu，Learn Ubuntu Linux，Play movie，Play game，DIY projects and cluster.
About pcDuino8 UNO starter kit
The kit which include many sensors and communication modules is designed for Arduino and Linux beginners.you can quickly start for pcDuino8 UNO by using this kit .It includes many useful examples for basic applications such as input and output，and also useful applications for IoT. It’s not only a kit for programming but a tool for developing smart home IoT applications.
In this book, we are going to introduce how to get started with this Starter Kit. First, we will introduce the hardware and software features of pcDuino8 Uno. You can always check www.linksprite.com and the learning center.
The following topics will be discussed in this book:
- Hardware and software introductions of pcDuino
- Introduction of Ubuntu for pcDuino
- C Language and Arduino type IDE on pcDuino
- Introduction of python on pcDuino
- SimpleCV and openCV on pcDuino
- Scratch on pcDuino
- Introduction of Android on pcDuino