At $9 a piece, $12 for shipping costs more than the CHIP itself. I ended up ordering 5 CHIPs at a time to spread out the shipping costs. Thus each CHIP costs around $11.40 US shipped. If I knew I'd like them so much I would have ordered 12 the first time for a $10 CHIP shipped :) Shipping takes...
The default composite video is lame for most GUI based applications. The HDMI DIP (about $12 US more) doesn't work well over 640x480 resolution for anything serious. This is OK with me since most of my projects are headless, but if you plan on using it for a cheap video streamer, good luck.
If you power the CHIP through the OTG port with the standard power setting it will shut off any time you put a decent load on the CPU. You have to use the 4.4 No limit GUI or i2cset -y -f 0 0x34 0x30 0x63 for headless Debian. I'm going to use the CHG-IN pins and build my own power supply to avo...
The ODROID GPIO pins operate at 1.8V which means that it cannot support most accessories and sensors on the market which operate at 3.3V or 5V. But this can be fixed for the XU4 with the XU4 Shifter Shield which adapts them for voltages used in the market. It comes at an extra cost of $18 though.
LattePanda brings single board computers to a whole new level of power and performance. Turbocharged with an Intel Quad Core 1.8GHz processor, 2-4GB RAM and 32-64GB onboard flash memory, LattePanda can easily carry out image recognition, real-time CNC control and more.
Other than releasing all drivers as open source, Intel has also made the schematics of the board available to download, this way hackers can give it a try and build anything they want without restrictions.
Because it has only two USB ports, one of which to be used for charging, a multi-USB hub is needed to connect a keyboard and mouse which are the absolute minimal external devices to be able to use and configure the MinnowBoard.
The cheapest version of the Humingboard Gate doesn't have a built-in Wifi card. You can either buy it separately as an add-on or you can buy a more expensive version of the Humingboard Gate which has a built-in Wifi card.