[time-nuts] RPi/ beagle bone-like computer without video

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 02:08:03 EST 2016

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:42 PM, jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:

> I'm looking for a small linux single board - similar to RPi or Beaglebone
> Black, but don't need the HDMI, or video stuff.
> Preferably without weird connectors, and available for wide temperature
> ranges (it's for a data logger/collector in the field)

Does it really need to run Linux?   If you can give up Linux then there are
MANY ARM Cortex M SBCs that are tiny and run on literally micro amps and
sell for under $5.   You can run a very small-footprint RTOS on the Cortex
M that can do "hard" real-time as well is some multitasking and even

If you really need Linux and it needs to be small and low cost and low
power, then look at the "Pi Zero".  It is a very small Pi that sells for
only $5.   It has video but just don't plug in the cable.


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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