Today I want to tell you about a rather unique project, nothing less than a miniPC the size of a 2 euro coin that is about to hit the market under the name of VoCore2. In its guts we find nothing less than a modified version of the Linux operating system that can be connected to all kinds of devices to provide different options as well as to expand its versatility.
Thanks to these characteristics and especially to the community that is behind the project today, we find solutions as interesting as the fact of being able to turn VoCore2 into an entire wireless router, into a VPN gateway, into an AirPlay station to play music, in lossless formats and even in a database. private cloud where we can store our music, photos, videos, developed code ... all kinds of files in general.
VoCore 2, a miniPC that, for price and performance, we can classify it as a rival for Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
If we go a little deeper into the project, we will discover that there are different VoCore2 options developed, as the most basic and access option we have the one called Lite, this has been equipped with a MediaTec MT7688AN SoC at 580 MHz, 64 MB of RAM DDR2, 8MB of NOR storage and a slot for WiFi antennas. The price of this version of the VoCore 2 is only U.S. dollar 4.
One step above we find the version equipped with the same SoC although here we already find 128 MB of DDR2 RAM, 16 MB of NOR storage, two slots for WiFi antennas and even support for PCIe 1.1 devices. The price of this extended version is U.S. dollar 12. To power any of the options there is a dock that is sold separately and that allows its power via PoE (Power over Ethernet) in addition to providing a headphone port, another USB 2.0 and a microSD slot.