There are many types of single board computers available to choose from, with more and more coming out all the time, some may be new to the market and some are revisions of previous models.
Powered by an ARM processor most will run a variety of different custom-built Linux distributions tailored to the specific architecture of the single board computer.
With a seemingly endless number of combinations you can create a platform that will be best suited to your needs, depending on the complexity of your project and your programming abilities you are sure to find the perfect fit.
Single Board Computer
|BeagleBone:||is a credit-card-sized Linux computer that connects to the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. With plenty of I/O and processing power for real-time analysis provided by an AM335x 720MHz ARM® processor, BeagleBone can be complemented with cape plug-in boards to augment functionality.|
|BeagleBone Black:||is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.|
|Raspberry Pi:||is a low-cost credit-card sized single-board computer. It was created in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It’s Foundation’s goal is to “advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. Many people have used the Raspberry Pi to make many things.|
|Raspberry Pi 2||
|Raspberry Pi 3||
|Arduino||is a computer hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.|