A20 OLinuXino MICRO
Olimex's A20 OLinuXino MICRO is a fully Open Source Hardware (OSHW) single board computer. This means that the designer is actively helping people using the platform for their own designs, and supports them in adding hardware functionality and production advice. This is a part of freedom that is often overlooked, but very much aligned with the FreedomBox goals. It uses the Allwinner A20 Dual Core ARM processor. FreedomBox images are built and tested for this device starting with version 0.7. To use this device as a FreedomBox, a separate USB WiFi device that does not require non-free firmware is recommended.
Recommendation: If you are using a board that uses SD cards, when you flash the FreedomBox image onto your SD card, we recommend that you use an SD card with at least 8GB of storage space.
The following similar hardware will also work well with FreedomBox.
Olimex's A20 OLinuXino MICRO 4GB. This hardware merely has extra 4GB NAND storage that is not used by FreedomBox.
FreedomBox MicroSD card images are available for this device. Follow the instructions on the download page to create a FreedomBox MicroSD card and boot the device. These MicroSD card images are meant for use with the on-board MicroSD card slot and won't work on the SD card slot or when using a separate MicroSD card reader connected via USB.
FreedomBox images for this hardware can be built using Freedom Maker.
- Price: 55 EUR (A20 OLinuXino MICRO)
- Price: 65 EUR (A20 OLinuXino MICRO 4GB)
Open Source Hardware (OSHW): Yes
- CPU: Allwinner A20, ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1GHz dual-core
- RAM: 1 GiB DDR3
- Storage: 4 GB NAND flash built-in (only on 4GB model), 1x microSD slot
- Architecture: armhf
- Ethernet: 10/100, RJ45
WiFi: None, use a USB WiFi device
- SATA: 1x port
- Non-free blobs required: No
WiFi: Not available
- Works with stock Debian kernel: Yes
Boot Firmware: BROM (GPLV2+)
- Not visible on local network
When booting the 'stable' image (made on 2017-06-18) the board does not automatically get an IP address from the router's DHCP server over ethernet. Booting the 'testing' image (2018-06) the board does get an IP address. Tested on MICRO hardware revision J. see also: https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=5839.msg24167#msg24167
Next call: Sunday, January 27th at 17:00 UTC
Latest news: Stable FreedomBox images - 2017-08-05
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