Omega2, a very inexpensive rival for Arduino and Raspberry Pi


Thanks especially to the impressive acceptance that projects such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino have had, it is not surprising that many other adventurers come together to offer something similar but that is totally different in terms of form and concept from the great supporters of the Internet of Things today. This is precisely what the creators of Omega2, a small proposal that, as you can see on the screen, stands out for its small size.

Now, not because its size is much smaller means that its connectivity has also been reduced, far from it. According to its creators, taking into account that Omega2 will be used above all in projects related to the Internet of Things, it is committed to integrating 802.11 WiFi b / g / n in addition to the possibility of adding expansions to provide the system with 2G / 3G connectivity, Bluetooth and even GPS.

Get an Omega2 for just $ 5 via Kickstarter

So that the whole system moves quite smoothly, we can even install Linux on it, we bet on a 580 MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM y 16 MB internal storage. In case you want or need more power, tell you that there is an Omega2 Plus version that mounting the same CPU, if it evolves thanks to its 128 MB RAM y 32 MB of space for internal storage. As a detail, this latest version also incorporates a card reader microSD.

If you are interested in what a project like this can offer, I can only tell you that today its creators seek funding through Kickstarter where they have already raised more than $ 155.000, far exceeding the $ 15.000 that they had marked as economic objective. As for the price of the product itself, the Omega2 can be yours for U.S. dollar 5 while, to get an Omega2 Plus the price rises up to U.S. dollar 9.

Further information: Kickstarter

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