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RPi is awesome, just a little under-powered. How about an Intel Atom loaded with memory and I/O for under $35? Read on..
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More CPU.  More I/O.  Less Cash...

We're RPi lovers, and the UP board is nice... but it's about price and performance.  We feel there's a market for a $34 Atom maker board.  Thus was born the ATOMIC Pi. 

  • Genuine Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad core with 2M Cache. Runs up to 1.92GHz with a 480MHz GPU.  Eats RPi for dessert.  Beats some desktops.  
  • Loaded with memory: 2GB DDR3L-1600, 16GB eMMC, slot for SD expansion (up to 256Gb)
  • Full HDMI port with Intel HD Graphics & audio out
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Fast dual band WiFI b/g/n 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi RT5572 IPX connectors on board
  • Bluetooth 4.0 CR8510 
  • Gigabit hardwired RJ45 Ethernet RTL8111G 
  • 9-axis inertial navigation sensor with compass BNO055 
  • TTL serial debug and expansion serial ports up to 3.6Mbps
  • Real time clock & battery
  • JST style connectors and a 26-pin header for power & GPIO. 
  • Runs on 5V. Typically 4-15 watts.
  • Legitimate licensed BIOS boots from SD, USB, or Ethernet. Linux comes preloaded... Yes, it'll run Win10 64 bit.
  • Optional breakout shield with screw terminals for easy wiring
  • Well documented, find specs & files here. 
  • Our campaigns aren't fancy, but we ship on schedule. Check out our feedback. 
  • What will you make with it?

The production board:

Like a pi, but with balls
Like a pi, but with balls
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The breakout shield (optional)

  • Brings power and I/O to large screw terminals
  • Adds a prototyping area for your own custom expansion circuits
  • Converts the TTL debug port to USB
Breakout shield with screw terminals for hardware hacking...
Breakout shield with screw terminals for hardware hacking...
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Our Team:

This is our day job. We design, debug, build, and assemble products in Silicon Valley. We're on a mission to create a powerful, wallet-friendly IoT. Your pledge makes it happen.  In the valley?  Come on in and say "Hi"!

Two board stack
Two board stack

Backer Feedback

Doug Houseman:  "Fastest ever fulfillment by a kickstarter!" 

Gentzel:  "Looks very nice. I opened one up and the build quality seems quite good." 

Sahey:  "this is best kickstarter ever. there is no kickstarter can do as you guy did. "

Vmem: "I got mine yesterday and tested it! Works flawlessly. Thanks for a super fast campaign!"

Linux configuration report:

System: Host: kubuntu Kernel: 4.15.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0

Console: tty 0 dm: sddm,sddm Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

CPU: Quad core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (-MCP-) arch: Airmont rev.4 cache: 1024

Clock speeds:  480/1920 MHz 1: 1680 MHz 2: 1680 MHz 3: 1680 MHz 4: 1680 MHz

Memory:  Array-1 capacity: 8 GB devices: 2 EC: Multi-bit ECC

DDR3: A1_DIMM0 size: 2 GB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3 Hyni

Graphics:  Intel Atom Processor x5-E8000 Series

Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)

Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Cherrytrail)

Audio: Intel Atom Processor x5-E8000 Series Audio Output via HDMI

Driver: HdmiLpeAudio bus-ID: 00:15.0 chip-ID: 8086:22a8

Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-42-generic

Network: Realtek RTL8111 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169

IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex

Card-2: Ralink RT5572 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb

Drives: ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 size: 15.6GB 

Demo: Add 5 volts and a monitor.  Doesn't get much easier!

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Special thanks to our friends, partners and suppliers: Lyle Bickley, Bob Rosenbloom, DoubleF, Mayfield, Bosch, AAEON, Mouser, HSC and DLI.  We love you too, Kickstarter.

Risks and challenges

Not much risk, honestly. Prototypes are fully debugged. Many boards are partially built. The design is solid and proven. The breakout shield is ready for release to production. Shipping by 1/31/19 ? -- no sweat. We'll actually try to beat that. Please reply to KS ASAP after the campaign ends. That helps move things along.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

This will last. Includes a serious heat sink. No fan == no moving parts to break. No burnt pi here...

Reusability and recyclability

Recycled packaging. Please hang on to the anti-stat bag.

Sustainable materials

Lead free solder RoHS parts.

Environmentally friendly factories

We're in Santa Clara on the old Intel land. We care for the last 15 fruit trees. Come on over and grab a fresh pomegranate. This was once all orchards.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

If you're local, come on over and pick yours up to save on shipping. Everything else will go out Fed-Ex ground. We plan to partner with Adafruit, Sparkfun, Streakwave and Amazon for more efficient international distribution after the KS campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 34 or more About US$ 34

    Gimme the P O W E R

    The Atomic Pi with Quad Core Atom, 2GB RAM and 16GB EMMC. No breakout shield -- keep things small and wire it up yourself using the headers on the board. Datasheets and quick-start at AtomicPi.org

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    Second Production Run - Whole Enchillada

    Can't Get Enough!
    This is a re-list of the earlier sold-out campaign that includes the breakout board. Our parts suppliers have agreed to help, so you can still pledge the fully loaded Atomic Pi (2GB DDR+16GB EMMC) and get it with the plug-in screw terminal breakout shield. Add 5 volts and go! Note: THESE WILL SHIP 2/15. SHIPMENTS TO THE FIRST SOLD-OUT BOARD SETS WILL STILL SHIP ON 1/31

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    Greedy bastard

    I'm a dealer or OEM and I need a full case of 24 Atom boards shipped pronto. No shield breakout boards.

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    The whole Enchillada

    Here you go with a fully loaded Atomic Pi (2GB DDR+16GB EMMC), the plug-in screw terminal breakout shield for easy wiring. Add 5 volts and go!

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Funding period

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