Cheap and Powerful Single Board Computer


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I've built a CNC machine which uses a Raspberry Pi to power the motion planning part of the machine, but it's a little underpowered for some of the tasks I'm using it for (as I'm also using a full-screen Chrome browser to act as a touch-screen interface).

I'm thinking about swapping it out for something much more powerful, more along the lines of an Intel NUC.

I've spotted the Asus Tinkerboard S which is footprint compatible with the Raspberry Pi (which makes things easy), but I don't know if that'll be enough power for what I'm after.

Has anyone seen something that would be under £80 that would be substantially more powerful that an RPi (and has at least the capability of running Windows 10). It would need to be a very small footprint (and if it runs direct from 24V, that's a nice bonus).

My thoughts so far are to pick up a cheap 2nd hand Intel NUC from eBay, but I'd be interested to know if anyone here knows of a better alternative.
 
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That board has some great specs, but I'm not sure how fast it would be in non-AI applications. It'll run Ubuntu nicely and comes in at the right price, so I'll do some more reading up on this now. Thanks for the link!
 

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I did some more reading up and spoke to a friend that has one of these NVIDIA Jetson Nano boards, and apparently it's lighting fast in Ubuntu - so this is probably just what I'm after :D. Thanks for the recommendation @Abraham Andres Luna!
 
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