DFRobot Launches the All-In-One UNIHIKER, a Single-Board Arm Laptop with Show and RISC-V MCU

DFRobot has introduced the launch of a brand new all-in-one single board laptop (SBC) improvement platform, designed for plug-and-play programming and bringing its personal 2.8″ touchscreen alongside for the experience: the UNIHIKER.

“DFRobot is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest single-board laptop, UNIHIKER, which is a brand new class of single-board laptop. It’s outfitted with a 2.8″ contact display screen and options extremely ease of setup and programming, supported by a number of programming software program,” claims DFRobot’s Liang Li. “With its feature-rich and user-friendly design, UNIHIKER is the right improvement instrument for studying, coding, and creating. We’re excited to see UNIHIKER encourage innovation and progress in these fields and past.”

The center of the UNIHIKER is a Rockchip RK3308 with a quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 application-class processor working at as much as 1.2GHz, paired to 512MB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage pre-loaded with a Debian Linux-based working system and expandable through a microSD card slot. There is a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 radio module and a GigaDevice GD32VF103 RISC-V microcontroller coprocessor for real-time work — interfacing neatly with the on-board button, microphone, gentle sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, LED, and piezoelectric buzzer.

For extra {hardware} there’s an edge connector on the backside of the PCB, borrowing a design not 1,000,000 miles away from the favored BBC micro:bit although missing its wearables-friendly outsized alligator clip holes. There’s additionally the aforementioned 2.8″ touchscreen show, dominating the entrance of the machine, with a 240×320 decision. Ending off the board is a USB Kind-C connector for information and energy, a USB Kind-A port for peripherals, and three/four-pin “Gravity” ports for different {hardware}.

The thought behind the platform is to get customers up and working shortly. The flash reminiscence comes loaded with a Jupyter Pocket book configured for the machine’s on-board {hardware}, programmable immediately in-browser; help can be included for improvement utilizing VS Code, Thonny, or a normal textual content editor. Python is the language of alternative, right here, utilizing an built-in management library dubbed PinPong for ease of entry to the {hardware} — with MQTT help and an internet interface as well.

Extra data on the UNIHIKER is obtainable on the official web site, whereas DFRobot has opened orders on its retailer at $79.90.

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