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VoCore: Mini Linux Computer


Mini computer boards are getting more popular by the day—but none have been quite as tiny or quite as affordable as VoCore. With this mini Linux machine, you can make a tiny router, invent a new device, build a motherboard, or even repurpose old speakers into smart wireless versions. Its small size gives you options: use it as a standalone device running OpenWrt or use it as an embedded component of a larger system. With some knowledge of electronics and the included Dock that extends the Ethernet and USB ports, the electronic world is your oyster.

Works on open-source hardware

Provides up to 20 GPIO lines

Runs OpenWRT Linux

Includes an on-board Wi-Fi adapter so you don't need an external one

Easily connects to peripheral devices

Small size enables it to act as an embedded system

Extends Ethernet & USB interfaces w/ the Dock

Operates as a fully functional 2.4GHz Wi-Firouter

Acts as a general purpose low-power COM for IoT applications

Includes full hardware design & full-source code

Integrates a 802.11n MAC, baseband, radio, FEM & 5-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch