BUILD YOUR OWN SBC WITH THE OPEN SOURCE BLUEBERRY PI

Raspberry Pi undeniable has being the template of most (if not all) single board computer esver since its launch in the year 2012. The Raspberry Pi has since seen a breakthrough in several spaces including the hardware industry, STEM Education, computer science, and it is one of the major movers of the maker’s movement making it receive a broad adoption among makers, engineers, students, teachers, programmer, kids, and others.

BUILD YOUR OWN SBC WITH THE OPEN SOURCE BLUEBERRY PI

The Raspberry Pi is referred to as open-source hardware, but the question remains whether the Raspberry Pi is genuinely an open-source hardware. Unlike other open-source hardware like the Arduino, Orange Pi etc, the core of Raspberry Pi which is the Broadcom chip is not in anyway open. Aside from the fact it is not open, getting your hands on that chip is also highly unlikely unless you are ready to splash some thousands to millions of dollars.

Hackers and makers have been looking into building their own Raspberry Pi just as we have seen makers rebuilding their own Arduino and even going the extent of making it better. Aside from being partially open, the PCB on the Raspberry Pi alone uses a six layer board with tightly spaced components making it a no-go build it yourself arena. But if the relentless urge for DIY still holds on you, then the BlueBerry Pi made by Marcel Thürmer might be your answer.

The Blueberry Pi project will allow hardcore DIYs to build their own Raspberry Pi. At the core of the Blueberry Pi is the more friendly Allwinner V3s, a SoC intended for the action camera market. The V3s is a System on Chip with an Arm Cortex-A7 running at 1.2GHz, accompanied with a much smaller 64 MB of RAM as compared to the 512MB found on the Raspberry Pi Zero.

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