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RoboPi is now supported on 12 different single board computers! (includes Raspberry Pi Zero)

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Raspberry Pi Zero Review @ Mikronauts.com

I used to think that RoboPi was pretty small.

But it dwarfs the Rasoberry Pi Zero!

RoboPi now supports the following single board computers:

  1. Raspberry Pi Zero (RPi Zero Review)
  2. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (RPi2 Review)
  3. Raspberry Pi Model A
  4. Raspberry Pi Model A+ (RPi A+ Review)
  5. Raspberry Pi Model B
  6. Raspberry Pi Model B+ (RPi B+ Review)
  7. Banana Pi (and BPi-M1) (BPi Review)
  8. Banana Pro (BPro Review)
  9. LeMaker Guitar with Base Board (Guitar Review)
  10. ODROID-C1 (C1 Review)
  11. ODROID-XU4 with Shifter Shied (XU4 Review)
  12. MIPS Create CI20 (CI20 Review)

RoboPi simply stacks on top of the single board computers listed above.

Of course, RoboPi also supports stand alone operation with a PropPlug and 5V!

Every platform is supported with the C/C++ RoboPi API, and all platforms (except MIPS Create CI20) are also supported by the RoboPi Python API.

Links

RoboPi now works on 11 different single board computers!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

RoboPi @ Mikronauts

RoboPi now supports the following single board computers:

  1. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (RPi2 Review)
  2. Raspberry Pi Model A
  3. Raspberry Pi Model A+ (RPi A+ Review)
  4. Raspberry Pi Model B
  5. Raspberry Pi Model B+ (RPi B+ Review)
  6. Banana Pi (and BPi-M1) (BPi Review)
  7. Banana Pro (BPro Review)
  8. LeMaker Guitar with Base Board (Guitar Review)
  9. ODROID-C1 (C1 Review)
  10. ODROID-XU4 with Shifter Shied (XU4 Review)
  11. MIPS Create CI20 (CI20 Review)

RoboPi simply stacks on top of the single board computers listed above.

Of course, RoboPi also supports stand alone operation with a PropPlug and 5V!

Every platform is supported with the C/C++ RoboPi API, and all platforms (except MIPS Create CI20) are also supported by the RoboPi Python API.

Links

Curious about me and Mikronauts?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Have you ever wondered who is the man behind the curtain?

I was over on the ODROID forums today, and I noticed they have published the October 2015 issue – which has a rather large article on me and Mikronauts :)

Read the four page feature in ODROID Magazine on pages 41-44!

ODROID Magazine - see pages 41-44

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Download the October 2015 ODROID Magazine PDF

“My name is Bill, and I am addicted to robotics & electronics…”

 

I am back from vacation! I also opened a Tindie store :)

Monday, September 21st, 2015

I should have a new version of the PiDroidAlpha User Manual and the corresponding new version of PDALib.py (RoboPi API compatibility layer for PiDroidAlpha) posted later today… I just have to correct a few typos :)

In other news…

RoboPi and PiDroidAlpha are now available on Tindie!

Pi Droid Alpha @ http://Mikronauts.com

https://www.tindie.com/products/mikronauts/robopi-advanced-robot-controller-kit-raspberry-pi/

https://www.tindie.com/products/mikronauts/pidroidalpha-educational-controller-4-raspberry-pi/

ODROID XU4 Shifter Shield Review with GPIO compatibility tests posted

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

ODROID-XU4 Shifter Shield Review @ Mikronauts.com

I recently reviewed Hardkernel’s new ODROID-XU4 Big.little eight core single board computer – and I was very impressed by its performance.

The only real issue was the 1.8V GPIO spread between two connectors with 2.0mm pitch, which is obviously incompatible with all those nice add-on boards designed for Raspberry Pi’s, Banana Pi’s, and other similar SBC’s.

Fortunately, HardKernel has released a “XU4 Shifter Shield” to address this issue.

Click HERE to read my thorough review of the XU4 Shifter Shield

I even tested a few add-on boards designed for the Raspberry Pi with the XU4 Shifter Shield :)