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Have a go at open source software and hardware projects with Banana Pi which is quicker than Raspberry Pi boards with 1Ghz Dual Core processor, Mali 400 Graphics and 1GB Ram.

Includes the New Banana Pi
8 GB MicroSD Card - 8GB Class 10 Pre-loaded with software required for Banana Pi
3 Meter network Cable,
Premium Quality HDMI Cable
1A USB Power Supply with 3 meter long Micro USB Cable specially designed for the Banana Pi
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My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon
#2
ra11
My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon
Not the same thing though is it? Not by a country mile.
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ra11
My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon


your not even comparing Rasper to banana's there !

its Apples and Robots !
#4
Prefer an android box for same money, better spec.
#5
ra11
My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon

Banana Pi is a single-board computer made in China. It can run Android, Ubuntu and Debian. Raspbian can be run, though the CPU complies with the requirements of the Debian armhf port. It uses the Allwinner A20 SoC and as such is mostly covered by the linux-sunxi port.

Which can do more than the Raspberry Pi explained here:

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
#6
qwerta369
Prefer an android box for same money, better spec.

Please read my quoted explanation.
#7
lol at comparisons with android boxes
#8
I guess by including android with it they are opening it up to comparisons with other android only boxes.
#10
kpmatthews
lol at comparisons with android boxes

lostwebb
I guess by including android with it they are opening it up to comparisons with other android only boxes.

Well if you buy a case for it, it can do that job I guess. :p

But yeah it's much more than that.

Does anyone have raspberry Pi btw? Would a quicker board help in projects?
#12
Banana pi? It just doesn't have that ring to it. "Raspberry pi" flowed, was intriguing, captivating. "Banana pi" has no magic. No poetry. Bland, beige, bleuuughh.

I'm not just wittering, names are important. They're bankable. The marketing industry makes billions a year choosing names. Get it right, appeal to the public's imagination and it'll sell. Walk off the shelf, even. But get it wrong and you've an uphill struggle. Apple Mac flows off the tongue... though I confess when I first saw an iPad advert I thought what a stupid, clumsy name - it'll never work. No appeal. But then I also test-drove the original VW Golf before it was released, and couldn't find one thing to like about the charmless, utterly characterless little box that I dismissed as representing extreme mediocrity. (Obviously they took note of my words and revised the whole car before unleashing it on the public.)
Amazing what you can get away with though, what the public ignores. Like Carphone Warehouse - what's a carphone? In the 80's it meant something... something new, cutting edge technology, but today? Today we're just familiar with the name, bypass what the words actually say.
But if the Raspberry pi had been named the Banana pi, I don't think it would have had anything like the success it has had. Yes, I'd put money on that!

Tech Spec? Not really important - except to provide facts and figures to impress the punters with... the REAL buyers who buy to show off - you know, the Chelsea Tractor brigade. :)

Voted Hot... this is something I really Must Have!

God, the lengths I go to just to avoid doing my income tax return.
Back to pairing socks now.
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^ The makers should have called it 'Banoffee Pi'. I'd eat it if it had a tasty case. :{


Edited By: SpeedyG on Jan 02, 2015 22:45: :{
#14
If anyone wanted to know, LeMaker in Shenzhen in China originally make the boards.
#15
Cold! In CPC you can buy this cheaper
1 Like #16
SpeedyG
If anyone wanted to know, LeMaker in Shenzhen in China originally make the boards.


Everything is made in China.
#17

A bit more expensive though. Think the Intel vs Arm battle will be very interesting this year.
#18
This might be a noob question but what good are these little computers, do they have any practical use to a non computer geek?
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plogik
This might be a noob question but what good are these little computers, do they have any practical use to a non computer geek?

most simple use would be connected to a TV, for streaming video from non http://factcertification.com/ certified sites, get your IP added to a list for legal action against you when TTIP swings into full gear allowing your extradition.

or see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cviTxswW8c
#20
plogik
This might be a noob question but what good are these little computers, do they have any practical use to a non computer geek?


Not really, it's the sort of thing that if you have to ask what could you do with one then you don't really need one :)

I know what I could do with one, but I won't because I don't really have the time or inclination to build projects with one. One day maybe.
#21
CPC don't sell this board lol.
#22
Ricco
ra11
My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon


your not even comparing Rasper to banana's there !

its Apples and Robots !



Well, how about using an atmega interfaced either by WiFi or by usb to serial to an android box, or even one of those super cheap windows 8 tablets to control you robots. An Arduino pro mini compatible plus a esp8266 wifi to serial card would cost about £3.50, or if the esp8266 has enough gpios you could omit the Arduino.
#23
melted
Ricco
ra11
My issue here is you can get a quad core android 4.4 box for similar price from Amazon


your not even comparing Rasper to banana's there !

its Apples and Robots !



Well, how about using an atmega interfaced either by WiFi or by usb to serial to an android box, or even one of those super cheap windows 8 tablets to control you robots. An Arduino pro mini compatible plus a esp8266 wifi to serial card would cost about £3.50, or if the esp8266 has enough gpios you could omit the Arduino.



Hmm, but does that come with Strawberry or Pineapple ?

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