Meet UDOO - the Super Pi

The hype of Raspberry Pi still going strong. But a new single board tiny computer just joined the game and currently raising fund on Kickstarter. It is UDOO ( pronounced "you do") , and it can run both Android and Linux.


UDOO can be considered as a Super Pi because according to the creator, it has the combined power and functionality of 4 Raspberry Pi's and an Arduino.

Here is the hardware spec of UDOO:
  • Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Dua/Quad core 1GHz
  • Integrated graphics, each processor provides 3 separated accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
  • Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
  • RAM DDR3 1GB
  • 54 Digital I/O + Analog Input (Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout)
  • HDMI and LVDS + Touch (I2C signals)
  • Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
  • WiFi Module 
  • Mini USB and Mini USB OTG
  • USB type A (x2) and USB connector (requires a specific wire)
  • Analog Audio and Mic
  • SATA (Only Quad-Core version)
  • Camera connection
  • Micro SD (boot device)
  • Power Supply (5-12V) and External  Battery connector
UDOO is an open-source hardware project, all the schematics will be available on the UDOO web site licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.


UDOO merges different computing worlds in one; each world has its strengths and weaknesses, and all of them are useful today in education as well as DIYand rapid prototyping endeavors. According to the creator, UDOO is easy to use and with a few steps you can start using it and creating your projects with minimum knowledge.

And just like Raspberry Pi, the goals of UDOO are:
  • Develop an innovative product for a growing market
  • Give a new vision to the educational framework: the idea is to train up a new generation of engineers, designers and software developers skilled in digital technology: physical computing, multi-media arts, interactive arts, IoT...
  • Boost up the DIY world
  • Offer a low cost embedded platform for interactive art with powerful tools: Processing, OpenCV, PureData, openFramework
  • Provide companies with a great tool for fast prototyping
The fund raising campaign for UDOO was launched on KickStarter 3 days ago but it has met the goal already with over 350 backers and counting. You can check about UDOO on KickStarter and perhaps give money to support this project. UDOO has the real potential to be a big technology hit in the future IMO.

You can also read more about UDOO on it official website.
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