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Banana Pi

The Banana Pi is an ARM powered mini-computer inspired by the Raspberry Pi.  The Banana Pi has a 1GHz dual core processor with 1GB of DDR3 RAM.  It has a gigabit ethernet socket, and an on board SATA connector. Several Linux distributions are available including Raspbian and Ubuntu.  

This site is hosted on a Banana Pi cluster which also hosts Linux Web Servers and Pyplate.

Banana Pi

Image courtesy of Lemaker


  • SoC: AllWinner A20, ARM Cortex A7 dual core, 1GHz
  • Mali400MP2 GPU
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • SD card slot
  • SATA socket
  • Video output: HDMI, CVBS, Composite
  • Sound: HDMI, 3.5mm stereo output, microphone input
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 2 USB Host ports
  • 1 OTG Micro USB port
  • 1 micro USB socket for power
  • IR Receiver
  • 3 push buttons (Power, Reboot, Uboot key)
  • 26 pin GPIO header
  • Camera connector
  • LVDS/touch screen connector

The Banana Pi was developed by LeMaker in Shenzhen in China.  It is an open source platform intended mainly for educational uses.  

LeMaker are committed to the open source philosophy and sharing with the Linux community.


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