With technology becoming seemingly smaller every day, a world of micro-PCs is in the inevitable near future. We’ve already seen the Intel Compute Stick, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300, and many more micro-sized computers. But for people, like me, who consider themselves a ‘maker’ there is a different micro-PC called LattePanda that might suite our maker needs.
LattaPanda is a complete Windows 10 computer on a single board and includes everything a regular PC has and can do anything that a regular PC does. It is compatible with almost every gadget you know: printers, joysticks, cameras and more. Any peripherals that work on your PC will work on LattePanda. How much does it cost? LattePanda starts at $109.00 USD.
Not only can it be used as a low cost regular Windows computer, LattePanda is also designed with an Arduino compatible co-processor, which means it can be used to control and sense the physical world, just like an Arduino. Whether you are a Windows developer, an IoT developer, a hardware DIY fanatic, interactive designer, robotics whizz, or a maker, LattePanda can aid your creative projects.
Let’s talk specs; obviously with the low cost you’d expect some performance difference between a high end desktop and this computer. This computer packs an Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad Core 1.8GHz processor. LattaPanda come with a pre-installed pre-activated full edition of Windows 10.
- 2GB of DDR3L Ram
- 32GB of storage capability
- 1 USB 3.0 port
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- Bluetooth 4.0
- ATmega32u4 co-processor
- 2 GPIOs for Intel Chip
- 20 GPIOs for Arduino
- 1 HDMI port
All that runs off of a 5v 2A power supply (Not Included) via Micro USB. LattaPanda measure in at 3.46”x2.76” and weighs 100g. Optional is a 7 Inch screen with an optional touch panel. All I have to say is take my money! This is an amazing looking product and I cannot wait to get my hands on one, or two, or possibly more. I have so many great project ideas for this neat little device.