Last year, Onion launched a Kickstarter campaign for Omega board, a tiny Linux board featuring an Atheros AR9331 processor with GPIO headers, and various baseboards and add-ons. The campaign successfully ended with $267,851 from 4,459 backers. This time, the company returned with another Kickstarter campaign for a version 2, dubbed as Omega2, which has already surpassed the goal of $15,000.
The second version comes with two different versions, Omega2 and Omega2 Plus, as well as much lower price ($5 for Omega2 and $9 for Omega2 Plus) than the original Omega. This is just like a desktop computer run by Linux, with a tiny size so that you can use it on you DIY or Arduino projects. It comes with on-board flash storage and integrated Wi-Fi, means you don’t need any extra Wi-Fi dongles or SD card.
To help you interact with Omega2, the company also made simple and intuitive apps which you can download from the Onion App Store. Also, if you create any app using their SDK, you can upload them to their app store to share your app with the world. Also, the Omega2 is easily expandable, so you can add capabilities according to your project.
Omega2 can be used on its own, or you can use with docks with mini dock, expansion dock, power dock, or even with Arduino dock. Also, some add-on options are available through the campaign as a-la-carte options, such as OLED displays, servo board, Ethernet, Bluetooth, GPS, or 2G/3G cellular connectivity, and so on. Also, the developers partnered with ControlEverything, which built an entire collection of add-on modules for Omega2. The campaign will close on August 22, 2016, and the delivery is scheduled for November 2016.