There seems to be a push for all kinds of ARM based development boards. pcDuino looks to be another interesting ARM platform that runs Linux. The name comes from Mini PC + Arduino. pcDuino is a mini PC platform that runs PC like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs screen to HDMI. Moreover, it has hardware headers interface compatible with Arduino. pcDuino can be used to teach Python, C and more interesting stuff. Getting Started with pcDuino article and this SparkFun pcDuino QuickStart Guide video give you idea of this platform:

More pcDuino board are sold by Sparkfun, MCM, MÃ¥nsteri and Dealextreme.


  1. Jeremy says:

    If you want to obtain a great deal from this post then you have to apply these techniques to your won blog.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Man Behind pcDuino

    We’ve already seen how the Arduino microcontroller board, based on 8-bit Atmel AVR, became a runaway success behind the “maker movement.” Meanwhile, the Raspberry Pi — originally developed for the education market — has opened the door to a host of hobbyists looking for a single-computer board, with more processing power, to run Linux.

    The story, however, doesn’t end there.

    The popularity of the Raspberry Pi has also given birth to a host of new single-board computers such as TI’s BeagleBone(s) and AMD’s Gizmoboard.

    Then, there is pcDuino.

    It turns out that the pcDuino is based on Allwinner’s A10 (based on ARM Cortex A8 single-core CPU); and its newest version, pcDuino version 3, announced last week, comes with Allwinner’s A20 (ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core CPU).

    A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and an EE who worked at Marvell in Silicon Valley as a chip designer for hard disk drives, Liu founded pcDuino a few years back. He describes it simply as “Mini PC + Arduino.”

    the pcDuino differs from other single-board computers in that it’s designed to work with hundreds of Arduino “shields” and a variety of add-on modules. The pcDuino makes them pluggable


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *