element14 unveils the "ultimate dev kit"

July 22, 2015 // By Julien Happich
element14 has unveiled the winner of its global DreamBoard initiative to find the ultimate development kit. The PC64, designed to be a learning tool for students, has been voted the winner by element14 Community members from a shortlist of 16 finalists.

The design captured 67% of the vote in the head-to-head final and beat more than 3,000+ brand new dev kit creations to be named the ultimate DreamBoard.

The winning board was designed by Manjuprasad Basangi, a final year engineering student from India. He created the PC64 as a learning tool for students, as well as a powerful platform for professional engineers to build and test their systems. A 64-bit processor, compatible with Linux, and an Android lollipop loaded onto an SD card maximise the potential use cases across a variety of projects.

Other features include on-board wireless connectivity, as well as GPIO pins and a variety of connectivity options to help the board communicate with the outside word and provide the option to expand where needed.

The PC64 also features on-board sensors including the Magnetic Hall effect sensor, ultrasonic sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and temperature, to support robotic and drone projects. Audio I/O provides on-board audio processing and the LVDS port and touchscreen sensor allow the board to perform as a handheld device.

More about the DreamBoard initiative at www.element14.com/dreamboard