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PCDUINO 

PCDUINO = PC+ARDUINO

The PCDUINO is a single board computer fitted with Arduino compatible headers- it has the power of a computer but can interface directly with Arduino modules and shields.

PCDUINO V3.0:

The flagship of the PCDUINO range is the XC4350 PCDUINO V3.0.

 

It can be used for a wide range of applications; for example, use the built-in HDMI port and pre-loaded XBMC-Media Centre to make your own home cinema media player. Add a HDD and a wireless keyboard & mouse and you have a great media centre ready to go. Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or 10/100/1000 Ethernet.

Unlike the Raspberry Pi, there is no need to go through the tedious process of preparing a boot SD Card, the pcDuino has a 4GB onboard flash drive that comes preloaded with Ubuntu Linux (which you can replace with Android operating system).

While you don't need an SD Card, there is a microSD socket available for extra storage. If you need some serious storage space, the pcDuino sports a SATA connector so you can attach a full size HDD.

We are so impressed by the pcDuino we have set up an interactive display in our stores to show you how fantastic they really are. If you're still not sold on the power of pcDuino, we invite you to pop into our store and see the pcDuino in action for yourself. We have attached a 7” Touch Screen (XC4356) and programmed the pcDuino (running on Ubuntu Linux) to demonstrate the following (some apps may need to be installed):

XBMC:

All in one Media Centre - perfect for the car, or just for the TV at home.

ARDUINO IDE:

Program and programmer all in one - plug in a keyboard and mouse, and watch your sketches work on the same machine you've developed them on.

SCRATCH:

Want to program but don't like the look of pages of dense code? Have a look at Scratch - drag and drop blocks to assemble code, and your programs can even interact with sound and animations.

CHROMIUM BROWSER:

A fully featured browser is available with just a click.

UBUNTU 14 APPS:

All your essential utility apps like media player, text editor, file manager, and calculator.

CONNECTIVITY:

Wi-Fi, USB and USB OTG, Ethernet, SATA, Serial Debug, 3.5mm Analog and I2S Digital Audio.

PCDUINO V3.0 Specifications:

• CPU: 1GHz ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core
• SoC (System on a chip): All Winner A20 SoC
• GPU: Mali 400 Dual Core
• RAM: 1GB
• Storage: 4GB on board flash
• Storage Expansion: microSD slot, SATA port.
• Ethernet: 10/100/1000
• Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
• GPIO pins: 14
• ADC pins: 6
• PWM pins: 2
• Communication: SPI, I2C, UART
• USB: 1 x Host + 1 x OTG
• Video Output: HDMI, LVDS connector for LCD display (XC-4356)
• Analog Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio socket
• Digital Audio: Yes, via I2C
• Default OS: Ubuntu Linux
• Power Supply: 5VDC 2000mA (via Micro USB not included)
• Dimensions: 121(L) x 65(W) x15(H)mm

*CAUTION: Unlike the Arduino, the pcDuino operates at 3.3V not 5V. If you want to connect a shield with 5V logic, you must use a voltage step down shield (XC4362). The Arduino header on the pcDuino still supplies 5V to power your shields, but all inputs must be at or below 3.3VDC.

Add a Touch Screen

This is a custom made 7” LVDS colour LCD with capacitive touch for pcDuino3. It comes with an LVDS screen with driver board, a ribbon cable and 10 pieces of male to female jumper wires.
• 1024 x 600 resolution
• 167(L) x 107(W) x 10(D)mm
XC4356
Learn more about the touch screen here

Add an Arduino® Shield

This voltage converter safely marries 5V Arduino® shields with the 3.3V pcDuino.
XC4362
Learn more about the voltage converter shield here

Connect a HDD

Connects your pcDuino3 to a hard drive or SSD. 150mm long.
XC4366
Learn more about the SATA HDD lead here

Give It a Home:

House your pcDuino in this enclosure for a safe and presentable appearance.
XC4354
Learn more about the PCDuino enclosure here

Add Vision

A 5MP camera module to capture video and images up to 2592 x 1944.
XC4364
Learn more about the PCDuino camera here