Linux based mini PCs are the growing trend these days. We have seen mini PCs like MintBox Mini, System 76’s Meerkat, GeekBox, Entroware’s Aura etc in the past. Today, I am going to introduce you to VoCore Mini Linux based computer.
Unlike the above mentioned mini PCs, VoCore is more for embedded devices and DIY electronic projects.
The coin-sized VoCore can be used in embedded projects such as for building a robot. You also have the option of using dock with it, it gives more interfaces to connect to, With dock, you can use it the same way as Raspberry Pi (though it has far less memory compared to Raspberry Pi).
Considering its low memory size, 32 MB, to me it seems a fit for running IoT projects.
- Works on open-source hardware
- Provides up to 20 GPIO lines
- Runs OpenWRT Linux
- Includes an on-board Wi-Fi adapter so you don’t need an external one
- Easily connects to peripheral devices
- Small size enables it to act as an embedded system
- Extends Ethernet & USB interfaces w/ the Dock
- Operates as a fully functional 2.4GHz Wi-Firouter
- Acts as a general purpose low-power COM for IoT applications
- Includes full hardware design & full-source code
- Integrates a 802.11n MAC, baseband, radio, FEM & 5-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch
- Dimensions: 0.98″L x 0.98″W
- Operating system: OpenWrt
- System Memory: 32 MB RAM
- Storage: 8MB SPI Flash (for firmware)
- In-out voltage range: 3.3V to 6V
- Power consumption: 200-220mA
- Processor: Ralink/Mediatek 360 MHz RT5350 MIPS
- Data rate: Up to 150Mbps
- Dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi
- Interfaces include:
- 1-port 10/100M Ethernet Switch
- Software I2C
- Hardware SPI
- I2S, PCM
- Over 20 GPIO links
If you think VoCore suits your need, you can buy it from It’s FOSS Shop at a limited time 13% discount.