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  1. I was looking for a cheap HDMI display to check the status of my SBCs. There are some car-displays available but they are beyond my €50 limit. It should have mount holes and a screen resolution of 800x600 to support a basic shell. I don't want to waste too much RAM for the GPU. After some search I found the Eleduino 7'' display: Quite well packaged: And with a maker-like stand: Two nice addons for the driver board: One USB socket for power and a second one for the touch display: Adding the parts was easy and the final result is robust: Working out of the box with my ODROID C2: The Eleduino is based on the Waveshare board so you can use these drivers: https://github.com/derekhe/waveshare-7inch-touchscreen-driver If you do not like Phyton based drivers you can build the module on your own: https://github.com/ArhiChief/eleduino_ts
  2. This month, HackerBoards.com and Linux.com sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open spec single-board computers from a list of 81. The TOP 10 boards are following: The results did have three surprises for my view on SBCs: Odroid on 2nd and 4th place. I did not know that the boards are so known and in use. Creator Ci40 - I did not know this MIPS-based board. It runs OpenWRT and is a stunning hub (802.11b/g/n/ac 2x2 Wi-Fi, 802.15.4 6LoWPAN dedicated chip, Bluetooth 4.1). BeagleBone is still alive - but that just means that SBC are not used for servers only. Read the full article to get in touch with all other boards: http://hackerboards.com/raspberry-pi-3-takes-the-cake-in-2016-hacker-sbc-survey/
  3. Yesterday a local retrailer sold the A20-OLinuXino-LIME for €20 and I could not resist to get a replacement for my Raspberry Pi. The essentail parts of the package: Allwinner A20 dual core Cortex-A7 processor @1GhzAllwinner dual-core Mali 400 GPU512MB DDR3 RAM memorySATA connector with 5V SATA power jackCapable of FullHD (1080p) video playbackHDMI connector2 x USB High-speed host with power control and current limiterUSB-OTG with power control and current limiter100MBit native EthernetLiPo Battery connector with battery-charging capabilities160 GPIOs on four GPIO connectorsMicroSD card connectorDEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F Looks like I found a cheap and capable replacement for my Raspberry Pi. Main pros: Dedicated GPUDedicated USB HostsDedicated LAN (!!!)Dedicated SATA160 GPIOs (!!!)Currently downloading the Debian image via Torrent. Community support is not as good as on the Raspberry Pi but found enough samples for cross compiling the kernel. Still cautious how well Allwinner and Debian (not talking about FreeBSD :-( ) supports this board. I will update this thread once everything is working.