November 28th, 2017 | Dale Kipple, Community Technologist
The Pine A64 is a single board computer or SBC. This means that it has everything that it needs on one printed circuit board. In the case of the Pine, it has a lot. The Pine A64 includes a 64 bit processor allowing for a larger instruction set to support much more memory, the Pine at Do Space also has 2 Gigabytes of DDR3 ram making it faster in general, and on top of all that the one that we have includes a Wifi and Bluetooth adapter allowing it to connect to the internet and other devices. When you borrow the kit you’ll get the Pine A64, a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse.
The kit comes with options for operating systems including Xubuntu Linux, Debian Linux, Android, and Remix OS which is Android for a desktop. With these options, you can test your own software creations on a multitude of platforms or test out an operating system that may be new to you. If you are exploring operating systems or looking to develop for Android check out the links provided. The challenge is that you have to be self-motivated to come up with your own projects when you use this kit.