The Atomic Pi, a US$35 alternative to the Raspberry Pi, is available to order worldwide again
Fear not, for while the Atomic Pi is currently sold out on Digital Loggers, a third-party supplier has got its hands on some inventory. For those who have not seen our previous article on the developer board, it comes with an Intel Atom x5-Z8350, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage that can be expanded with up to 256 GB microSD cards. The Atom x5-Z8350 is a quad-core processor that has a 1.44 GHz base clock that it can increase up to 1.92 GHz when required.
Digital Loggers has also integrated MediaTek RT5572, Qualcomm CSR8510 and Realtek RTL8111G-CG chipsets for Gigabit Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi. The Atomic Pi has 26 GPIO pins too and can boot Linux or Windows, the former of which comes preinstalled. Digital Loggers has posted Debian and Ubuntu images online should you need to download them.
The Atomic Pi is currently available to order worldwide via ameriDroid for US$35.95 plus shipping. The company plans to ship orders on May 20, although this is an estimate so it could change. Please keep in mind that the GPIO does not provide power to the board. You could do your own wiring, but a more straightforward solution would be to order the corresponding Baby Breakout board or the Large Breakout Board from ameriDroid, which cost US$3.95 and US$15.95 respectively. Unfortunately, the company states that it does not expect more stock of either until June 26.
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