Onion Omega

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Nice little board!

The down side of Puters vs Micros…

Hardware SPI is used internally to access the the flash. Both user accessible I2C and SPI are software emulated over GPIO.

ya, that does suck a bit. But then again isn’t that how we did it back in the day mostly anyway :wink:

Ahh yes the good old days…Green screens and strutting your stuff with a few KB of ram…

Good times :clap:

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@ Bill Gates - 64K is all you’ll ever need!

The RETRO lets you relive the glory days.


We need another retro contest! (with the previous winners excluded)

Wasn’t that invented many years ago?


Funny, even the specs are exactly the same…

@ Simon from Vilnius

There are many development boards out there with the same specs are the Omega because all of these boards are based on the reference design given by Atheros for the AR9331. The value we would like to create with the Omega is an ecosystem of expansion modules, software and cloud support that goes along with a relatively affordable hardware board.

Please let us know if we can offer any assistance in answering any questions.

The Onion Guys.

@ Onion - The obvious question, will there be Gadgeteer support somehow?


And an app store. Because everything nowadays needs an app store. App store!

Just kidding. But seriously, app store.

I think Gadgeteer/netmf on the RPI2 will be the first plausible application for gadgeteer apps in an app store.

But I am assuming that a version of the microsoft app store will be available in windows-10-for-deviceson the rpi2

I don’t think netmf will ever be on the rppi2. It will be a larger version of .net.

I am running Mono and full .net on a rppi2, and it is quite impressive.

Ok, thanks for the explanation. Just like I thought: software is almost always the weakest point for such devices. I hope you’ll do it better. Good luck.

I wonder what the BoM looks like for a $5 selling price

I always wonder this myself with things like this. At least with the likes of Raspberry Pi they were not after profits but to get the devices out and get people learning and it did.

I, as many probably do, work on a 2.5 to 3 times factor of the material and build costs for selling price so I can’t see how you can build a board and see it for 5$ and make any kind of real profit.

Here’s that Aussie guy again on the same subject.

If you look at it though, you really need to spend $24 to get the dev board so you can use it when it arrives. The $5 board alone will require some work before you can use it.

According to article above you only need a display and it’s ready out of the box, which is hard to believe for $5 including the on board WiFi.