I just wanted to share one of the greatest news this morning (CET)! The Raspberry Pi Group has officially launched the Compute Module based on the latest Raspberry Pi 3.
Since I am doing a lot of work on the industrial sector I can tell you that you cannot find any other SBC / Module (call it whatever you want - you all know what I mean) with a similar price tag:
The Compute Module 3 will be available for 25$ (external eMMC / SD-Card) or 30$ (on-board eMMC) and both have the 1,2 GHz Quad-Core ARM and 1GB RAM - this is amazing!
For Resin.io - in my eyes this means that the Compute Module can really help boost Resin.io onto the industrial sector. For my customers - we are working with Resin.io and have just set up our first larger scaled project - the compute module will definitely be a very very good option!
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 + Resin.io = Industrial / IoT Heaven!
By the way: The Raspberry Foundation has great open source hardware documents available. Using the reference design of the Raspberry 1/2/3 it’s very easy to add for example wired connectivity using the SMSC Ethernet Chip. Using a Broadcom BCM43438 SMT Module, we can add Wireless/BTLE to the Compute Module.
I am so super excited what people come up with - using the Compute Module 3!
As soon as there is a project that I can show - I will post it here!