Geekroo Technologies have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the first Compute Module motherboard. The CoMo Booster is a 4-layer PCB with the following features:
- Built-in 150Mbps WiFi
- Built-in RTC (Real Time Clock)
- Programmable Power Management Unit(PMU), can accept wide range of input voltage (6-23V)
- Can use 3.7V lithium battery as backup power supply. The system automatically switches to the battery power when external power outage happens. It also automatically charges the battery when the external power source is connected.
- Build-in Arduino(ATmega32u4) as the System BIOS
- USB hub with overcurrent protection system
- Multiple audio connectors (SPDIF OUT,Analog OUT,MIC IN)
- Built-in temperature monitoring system, 5V cooling fan interface
- OLED screen(128 x 32), can display any information you want.
- All the connectors on one side of the device
Pledges start at $99 AUD (approx £54) for a Booster without the Compute Module and $139 (approx £76) for a Booster plus a Compute Module. This obviously makes it much more expensive than a normal model Pi, but if you want something new and cool I guess it’s worth it.