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PocketBone Dev Kit

PocketBone Dev Kit


100% Funded
100% Funded
5 Backers
5 Unit Target
Ended 2 Almost Years Ago

+ shipping

5 reserved of 5 Minimum
Limited quantity of 5 Available!

Product Details

PocketBone Dev Kit
Qwerty Embedded Design
Product Description

PocketBone is a miniature Linux SoM that can fit into a mini Altoids tin designed by Jason Kridner of and Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded Design. It runs the Octavo Systems OSD3558 SiP, aka the ‘BeagleBone chip’. The OSD3558 chip features a TI AM3558 ARM® Cortex®-A8, 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, 114 GPIOs, 6 UARTs, 2 SPIs, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, and USB. Note that only a limited amount of peripheral breakouts are available due to its small size. We ordered a small run of these boards to hack on and have a few left over to share for this special limited-edition kit. Note - this is not an official BeagleBone product.

PocketBone Back & in Altoid Tin


  • Ocatavo OSD3558-512M ARM® Cortex®-A8 SiP: Up to 1GHz, 32-bit, 512 MB DDR3, 2 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Pre-installed Debian 8.7 Jessie OS: bone-debian-8.7-lxqt-4gb-armhf-2017-03-19-4gb.img
  • Ultra-compact form-factor and lower power consumption than larger Bone variants
  • Through holes for serial peripheral breakouts; 1 ea: SPI, I2C, and UART
  • USB or Battery power ready
  • Easily runs headless
  • Mini Altoids tin has pre-cut holes on both edges for SD Card and USB Cables.
  • Tin is laser engraved with our logo so you don't mistake your mints for your computer

PocketBone FrontPocketBone with Cables in Altoid Tin

Why GroupGet?

We had some extra boards and wanted to do something fun with them. One board at Circuit Hub currently costs over $600. Save over 500% on the board cost and get essential accessories in this limited Get.

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable
1 x PocketBone Rev 0, 1 x 16GB Micro SD Card with OS, 1 x USB to Ethernet connector, 1 x USB cable, 1 x mini Altoids tin with pre-cut USB holes
Unit Price
Campaign Part #
Campaign funded, scheduled end date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:31:00 -0700
Factory Lead Time

4 weeks Days

Shipping Details
GroupGets will handle the shipment of orders for this product.

How it works

This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.

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    I have just created the GroupGet for PocketBone Dev Kit!

    Post last edited: almost 2 years ago

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    We hear ya. In quants under 10000 that Octavo SiP demands a small fortune.

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    Thanks to every backer for making this fund in less than 24 hours! Boards are in house and tins are already cut. We still need to load the disks and take delivery of the ethernet adapters this week and then we'll ship out.

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    Please note that we have a random mix of red and blue tins and will randomly ship each color. Please peak soon with a color choice or be happy with randomness.