VoCore: A Cheap And Coin-sized Linux Computer With Wi-Fi


vocore open source linuxShort Bytes: VoCore is an open hardware that runs OpenWRT Linux. This tiny computer comes with Wi-Fi, USB, 20+ GPIOs that will help you to make a smart home automation system or use it in other embedded projects. Read more to know about this device and grab one for yourself.

With each passing day, mini computer boards are getting more and more popular. Single board computers like Raspberry Pi, CHIP, OrangePi etc. are being endorsed by makers and DIY enthusiasts to create new innovations. However, if you are looking for an even smaller Linux computer, VoCore is the perfect device for you.

At fossBytes, we love open source technologies and so do the makers of VoCore. It’s an open source hardware that runs OpenWrt on top of Linux. With this mini Linux machine, you can fork your own Wi-Fi router, make smart home automation systems, invent a new device, build a motherboard and whatnot.

In simpler words, you can use it as a standalone device or use it as an embedded component of a larger system. It comes with included Dock that extends the USB and Ethernet ports to enhance its functionality.

Specifications of VoCore Linux computer:

This coin-sized computer is powered by 32MB SDRAM, and 8MB SPI Flash. It provides many interfaces like 10/100M Ethernet, USB, UART, I2C, I2S, PCM, JTAG and over 20 GPIOs.

  • OpenWRT Linux
  • Onboard Wi-Fi adapter
  • Integrates a 802.11n MAC, baseband, radio, FEM & 5-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch
  • Processor: Ralink/Mediatek 360 MHz RT5350 MIPS

Here’s the pin map of VoCore:

vocore linux computer

An open source software and hardware of VoCore means that you will also get its full hardware design and source code. This will allow you to control every part of this tiny Linux computer.

Visit this link to grab your VoCore Linux computer.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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