[Share] Banana Pi Cluster

Could Banana Pi run as a webserver? Could multiple Banana Pi boards act as a cluster to be a powerful computer?

There is an example to know how they build a Banana Pi cluster.


DIY Banana Pi Laser Engraver

Sharing an interesting application with BananaPi.  It is a laser engraver.  The BananaPi board can control the laser beam location and output the laser.  This is a good example to show you could build your own project with the CON3 connection ( 26-pin headers).

[Share] Evaluation report about Banana Pi

There is a detail and informative evaluation report about Banana Pi from www.mikronauts.com.
There are several angles of viewpoints to figure out what Banana Pi is and how it runs and also comparisons.  List these topics for your reference here.  

Page 1: Introduction, Does it look the same?
Page 2: Closer Look, Feature Comparison
Page 3: Operating Systems, Software Compatibility
Page 4: WiringPi, RPi.GPIO, Hardware Compatibility
Page 5: More board compatibility test results
Page 6: USB WiFi stick Compatibility, Documentation, Benchmarks
Page 7: Power Utilization, Support, Conclusion

Public source on GitHub

Here we are glad to public Banana Pi source on GitHub BananaPi-Dev.  Hope everyone can create better projects from this small step.  Looking forward to seeing lots of applications, educational courses and/or products running on Banana Pi.

Measure the power consumption of Banana Pi

Some friends asked about the power consumption data of Banana Pi. Here I have several pictures for your reference.

Image : Use the image Raspbian_For_BananaPi_v2.0 released by lemaker.org
Equipment : USB interface power voltage/current meter
Boot up to Rasbian desktop, without any addition running application

Rasbian For Banana Pi bootups

Measurement result:

1. Boot with SD card only: 200mA stable

2. Boot with SD card + HDMI output: 210~220mA

3. Booted with SD card + HDMI output + Ethernet cable connected: 230mA

4. Booted with SD card + HDMI output + WiFi dongle: 390mA