Orange Pi £16.68 @ Gearbest
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Orange Pi £16.68 @ Gearbest

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Found 21st Feb 2016
Orange Pi PC H3 Quad-core Learning Development Board Mali400MP2 GPU 1GB DDR3 Support 100M LAN

Orange Pi PC is an open-source single-board computer. It can run Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian, Rasberry Pi Image, as well as the Banana Pi Image. It uses the AllWinner H3 SoC, and has 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. Orange Pi PC is for anyone who wants to start creating with technology – not just consuming it. It's a simple, fun, useful tool that you can use to start taking control of the world around you.

Main Features:
● Memory (SDRAM): 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU).
● Onboard storage: TF card (Max. 64GB) / MMC card slot.
● Onboard network: 10 / 100M Ethernet LAN.
● Video input: A CSI input connector camera: Support 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface. Support CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL. Support SM pixel camera sensor.
● Audio input: Mic.
● Video output: Support HDMI output with HDCP. Support HDMI CEC. Support HDMI 30 function. Integrated CVBS. Support simultaneous output of HDMI and CVBS.
● Low-level peripheral: 40 Pins header, which is compatible with Raspberry Pi B+.
● GPIO (1x3) pin: UART, ground.
● Compatible with Android Ubuntu, Debian and Rasberry Pi Image OS.
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Edited by: "Whammerhead" 21st Feb 2016
Damn, thats a lot of ports for a small board
I like this, very cute, & looks kind of useful too. :-)
@Whammerhead your pics show the Orange Pi Plus, the one from Gearbest has no 8GB eMMC or SATA
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jpearn

@Whammerhead your pics show the Orange Pi Plus, the one from Gearbest has … @Whammerhead your pics show the Orange Pi Plus, the one from Gearbest has no 8GB eMMC or SATA



My bad. Image corrected. Thanks for pointing that out jpearn
Very tempting. IR receiver built in, H265 decoding as well. Anyone know how exactly it's powered?

Would also need a cheap case for it from somewhere too.
Edited by: "Ashe" 21st Feb 2016
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Ashe

Very tempting. IR receiver built in, H265 decoding as well. Anyone know … Very tempting. IR receiver built in, H265 decoding as well. Anyone know how exactly it's powered?Would also need a cheap case for it from somewhere too.



It is best to buy DC 5V2A charger

Raspberry Pi power supply would do
£16.24 on banggood
Whammerhead

It is best to buy DC 5V2A chargerRaspberry Pi power supply would do


Unfortunately it looks like a Raspberry PI power supply won't fit (the link you gave says it's not a Micro-USB connector).

Shame, otherwise I'd have gone for it I think - don't want to get another power supply.
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Ashe

Unfortunately it looks like a Raspberry PI power supply won't fit (the … Unfortunately it looks like a Raspberry PI power supply won't fit (the link you gave says it's not a Micro-USB connector).Shame, otherwise I'd have gone for it I think - don't want to get another power supply.




Yeah, noticed that. The cable can be found on banggod as per timefortea comment
board
usb power cable
case

Possibly £10.64+£2.83=£13.47 at Aliexpress. A case is about £2.85. Has anyone tried one of these yet?
Why is this being post every second week?
I've got two of these bought form Liliputing on eBay but all gone now.

Cases from Aliexpress fit ok. PSU is standard Sony PSP model PSP-103.

Work ok if you just want to do standard things with Debian/Ubuntu. No idea if extras such as WiFi work easily.
Don't be fooled into thinking this is a substitute for the Raspberry Pi. It is a completely different computer architecture. It has a different boot-process. The hardware is different. The software is incompatible. The O/S seems to be supported by just one guy - and that;s in his spare time.
The support for the board is practically non-existent and the forum is a shadow of what is available for the RPi.

In short, although the hardware is everything a Pi should have been. It fails completely in being a practical solution. If anyone wants one, they can have mine I won't be getting any more - I'll stick to the Raspberry flavour.
Good for most of the other stuff raspberry pi does except kodi. However don't expect many ready made images that will just work without lots of tweaking.

I want one but lack of support is putting me off.
pete_l

Don't be fooled into thinking this is a substitute for the Raspberry Pi. … Don't be fooled into thinking this is a substitute for the Raspberry Pi. It is a completely different computer architecture. It has a different boot-process. The hardware is different. The software is incompatible. The O/S seems to be supported by just one guy - and that;s in his spare time.The support for the board is practically non-existent and the forum is a shadow of what is available for the RPi.In short, although the hardware is everything a Pi should have been. It fails completely in being a practical solution. If anyone wants one, they can have mine I won't be getting any more - I'll stick to the Raspberry flavour.



I quite like them - may I have yours?
I wouldn't buy anything from gearbest my product blown up on arrival and I asked them to send another one out they still haven't after 3 months still very dodgy company they shouldn't be allowed to advertise there products on here
theres not much improvement on other boaeds out the apart from the power switch lol but at £16.68 evan better for kids to have a go at cosing on
jjp2701

I wouldn't buy anything from gearbest my product blown up on arrival and … I wouldn't buy anything from gearbest my product blown up on arrival and I asked them to send another one out they still haven't after 3 months still very dodgy company they shouldn't be allowed to advertise there products on here


Yes Im surprised they haven't been banned from HUKD yet but hey...
I had a similar experience. Item was "lost in post" took 2 months to refund me. wouldn't buy from them again!
I purchased this set

aliexpress.com/ite…tml

About a quid more but includes a case (Normally about 3 quid) and a usb power cable (it uses a small power jack - alot smaller than routers etc) just needs a 2amp usb power source(I used a spare apple charger). Installed openelec on it and changed advanced settings to buffer local content as it stuttered the first time but since the change its worked very well and supports 5.1 etc. There are some decent individuals working on images for it and there are quite a few flavours of linux and 1 for android. I was able to program a spare ir remote to control it(has to be nec protocol I believe) but the logitech k400 plus I bought on a deal here a while back also works well. Cant turn it on and off with the power button at the moment but believe its being worked on. Just to be aware there is no on board memory so a micro sd card needs to be used. Instructions on writing the images to the sd card etc are all found on the orangepi forums.

Took about 3 weeks to arrive.
Edited by: "reeso3000" 22nd Feb 2016
tan159

Good for most of the other stuff raspberry pi does except kodi. However … Good for most of the other stuff raspberry pi does except kodi. However don't expect many ready made images that will just work without lots of tweaking.I want one but lack of support is putting me off.


It's really not. Video playback over HDMI is probably the thing this board does best.


I'd avoid this over the raspberry pi as the software is poor and crashes, there's no support, very little documentation. Using the GPIO is an exercise in frustration with one guys blog being about the only resource.
The camera pretty much doesn't work for anything useful.

There's a mic and IR receiver on board but not sure they actually work in software. There's an OTG port but I don't think anyone has that working.

Allwinner chips have a history of being buggy, not giving the development community the sources they need to give good support and being dropped 6 months later when they bring a new one out.

Just ask anyone with an all winner A10 android box or tablet how good it is...

My orange pi is in its box in a cupboard while my 6 or so raspberry pis do their jobs.
I think people starting out would be best sticking with either the established Pi or if they want more grunt pre-ordering a Pine64. Both of these projects are likely to be much better supported.
pine64.com/
pete_l

Don't be fooled into thinking this is a substitute for the Raspberry Pi. … Don't be fooled into thinking this is a substitute for the Raspberry Pi. It is a completely different computer architecture. It has a different boot-process. The hardware is different. The software is incompatible. The O/S seems to be supported by just one guy - and that;s in his spare time.The support for the board is practically non-existent and the forum is a shadow of what is available for the RPi.In short, although the hardware is everything a Pi should have been. It fails completely in being a practical solution. If anyone wants one, they can have mine I won't be getting any more - I'll stick to the Raspberry flavour.



Completely agree. I would love to find something that has all the bells and whistles for this sort of price.

Was looking forward to the Pine64 but again, it uses an AllWinner SoC. Not a fan of AllWinner from my Android experience (shady with GPL stuff, no sources, some of its closed source etc) and more importantly they aren't interested in supporting their products like the Pi Co.

Heat for the price but wont be getting one.
Cold, Odroid-C2 available from 2nd march
specs here if anybody interested forum.odroid.com/vie…683
Edited by: "justanotherpunter" 22nd Feb 2016
justanotherpunter

Cold, Odroid-C2 available from 2nd march :{specs here if anybody … Cold, Odroid-C2 available from 2nd march :{specs here if anybody interested http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=18683



Odroid, well let's see...they quote $40, then you have to add $25-30 for postage, plus import duty and vat. So you end up paying £60-70 for an ARM based SBC. You can get an Intel based mobo+cup+ram for that money
mystik

Odroid, well let's see...they quote $40, then you have to add $25-30 for … Odroid, well let's see...they quote $40, then you have to add $25-30 for postage, plus import duty and vat. So you end up paying £60-70 for an ARM based SBC. You can get an Intel based mobo+cup+ram for that money


you can pre-order from odroid.co.uk for less than £50 all in, most nerds into this sort of stuff will have a suitable usb psu lying around. OK a lot more than the orange weirdy thing but a completely different beast, as is your comparison to a traditional pc....
Edited by: "justanotherpunter" 23rd Feb 2016
jpearn

@Whammerhead your pics show the Orange Pi Plus, the one from Gearbest has … @Whammerhead your pics show the Orange Pi Plus, the one from Gearbest has no 8GB eMMC or SATA



Having SATA on the orange plus is a big deal for me, has anyone had any experience with it ?
Any good supplier links also appreciated thanks
spidermanbatman

Why is this being post every second week?



​because its too frequent if its every week.
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