Intel Atomic Pi SBC Launches for $34

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for a x5-Z8350, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash board called ATOMIC Pi. The IoT board Atomic Pi starts for just $34 plus shipping or $49 with a breakout shield on Kickstarter. The x86 price is on the low side, compared to Aaeon’s $99 UP board or the DFRobot’s $119 LattePanda SBC, which have the same Intel Atom x5-Z8350 “Cherry Trail” SoC. The Atomic Pi is not open source, and there are no community features available, offered by its other Cherry Trail rivals.

Intel Atomic Pi SBC Launches for $34

The datasheet and a quick start guide will be available on, which redirect us to the Digital Loggers website. The Atomic Pi has a bit of limited feature set. It is ridiculously cheap, considering the fact that it’s a quad-core, 1.91GHz Atom board.

It comes with a pre-installed Kubuntu distro based on Linux 4.15, and shipping is scheduled for the end of January. The board will come pre-loaded with Linux, but it also supports Windows 10 64-bit. The 130x100mm Atomic Pi has a 50mm height as a result of the heatsink. It also offers 2GB DDR3L, 16GB eMMC, and a microSD slot.

For communication, GbE, WiFi-ac, and Bluetooth 4.0 are available. An HD-only HDMI port with an audio output is available for display. The Atomic Pi offers USB 2.0 host and Micro-USB 3.0 OTG ports. The 5V board is equipped with a 9-axis IMU and a serial debug interface.

It also has a 26-pin GPIO and power connector, which extends through the optional breakout board that attaches to the bottom of the Atomic Pi. This enables screw terminals, a 12V header, and a prototyping area. If you live outside of the US, they won’t ship to you. The only option available is to go with a US forwarder. AAEON, the UP board maker, is one of their manufacturing partners as well as Qualtech Circuits, and PCWay.

The project is more than halfway toward its modest $3,500 funding goal, and we hope to see a good use of this cost-friendly board pretty soon.

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