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SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced Indiegogo Campaign

If you’re a BeagleBone fan, then the SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced campaign is worth considering.  Like many BeagleBone related crowd funding campaigns, it’s not a huge success (so far it has 46 sponsors), but the prices are reasonable.  All the SanCloud BB-E models have 1GB RAM (double the BBB’s 512MB), 1G Ethernet (instead of 100M), and additional USB ports.  Some versions add more sensors and a bit of NOR flash.

For example, the BeagleBone Enhanced Light early bird is $52 + shipping ($7 to USA), which is reasonable considering that a stock BeagleBone Black is $55.  I have already committed, since I have been wanting a BeagleBone with 1G Ethernet for a long time.

As a side note, I’m not sure why BeagleBone crowd funding has a hard time.  Maybe it’s because most BeagleBone folks have not mastered the art of hyperbole, which seems necessary on Kickstarter and Indiegogo these days.  Probably it’s partly because the very hardware oriented Beagle universe is smaller than the simpler (and cheaper) Arduino or more media-centric Pi ecosystems.  In any case, I hope SanCloud can become a permanent part of the BeagleBone landscape, along with the BeagleBone Green and such.

March 31, 2016   No Comments