Want to build a robot, digital signage system, or a low power computer? The Gizmo Explorer Kit is a $199 package that will let you do any of those things, and more.

At the heart of the kit is the Gizmo Board: a computer board featuring an AMD G-Series 6.4W processor and 1GB of RAM.

The board can also support Windows, Android, Linux, and other operating systems.

gizmo board

The Gizmo Board measures just about 4 inches by 4 inches, but packs a number of ports and connectors including VGA, Ethernet, SATA, USB, and JTAG, LVDS, and GPIO.

While the kit costs quite a bit more than a Raspberry Pi or some other low-power computing devices, it also packs much more power. It features an x86 processor and AMD Radeon 6250 graphics, and comes with additional hardware that lets you treat it as a system for building and testing embedded hardware and software solutions.

The kit also includes the Explorer Board expansion card with an LCD micro-display and additional connectors that allow you to add motors or other additional hardware to turn the kit into a hardware prototyping system.

You can find more details about the Gizmo Explorer Kit at GizmoSphere.

via Engadget and CNX-Software

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3 replies on “Gizmo Explorer Kit is a $199 AMD-powered mini PC/development kit”

  1. this makes the overpriced exynos 5 dev board at 149 look like a total steal (in comparison it definitely is).

  2. This sounds like a scam with a bunch of hidden costs. I feel like they’re looking to eventually hook a vacuum cleaner to your wallet. $199 – yeah, right…

  3. Nah. It is just a loss leader to get you to buy their tools. They ‘give’ you the SmartProbe thingy… with a 20 hour time limit and then you PAY. They ‘give’ you the SDK… with a thirty day trial license and then you PAY. How much do you pay? Who knows, that is something you have to get consulted first to find out and more than likely have to be a corporation and sign an NDA to allowed to see. Thousands would be a good starting point though. As a general rule if they won’t mention the price before you sit through the hard sales pitch it is something only highly compensated people spending other people’s money on important projects can consider.

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