[Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project

John Ellis neurofog at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 21:13:34 UTC 2014

Hi Danny,

I'd suggest taking a look at something Allwinner A20 powered.
Olimex LIME (or LIME2 if available), A20 SoM, or PCDuino series
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Olimex-Ltd/A10-OLINUXINO-LIME/ (US
https://www.olimex.com/Products/SOM/A20/A20-SOM/  (Module)
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12856 (Available from US distributors)

If "cheap" is the goal, try one of the USB-SATA chips with some hacking can
probably copy SD to HDD.


On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Danny Leavitt <danny.leavitt at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone,
> I just joined the mailing list, so hopefully a post like this is ok to the
> list. I'd like to start a project to transfer data from an SD card to an
> external hard drive. I'm a programmer and have never worked with hardware
> before. With a little research it looks like the Raspberry Pi B might be my
> best bet (2 USB I/Os, Linux and memory for buffer during the data transfer.
> Would this be the best choice? Anyone with experience manufacturing have an
> idea what it would vaguely cost to mass produce something like this with
> embedded linux and 2 USBs?
> Also, are Raspberry Pi Bs available for purchase at Noisebridge? If not,
> anywhere in the city I can buy one?
> Danny
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