Last month I was gratefully surprised by an email from Germany. SomeoneĀ  had seen my blog (yay!) and was interested in sending me a Cubox-i or a HummingBoard for free (double yay!). It was hard to make the call, but I decided to request a HummingBoard, mainly because of the GPIO socket (General Purpose Input-Output). GPIO allows you to connect different electronic components to play with them and do robots and other cool things. After several months and several hours doing paperwork in Customs, I finally got it. Compared with the Raspberry Pi, the HummingBoard has more RAMĀ  (1GB versus 512MB), and more CPU (2 cores versus 1) and it also includes a SPDIF audio output. Very grateful with the[…]