For your information, Onion Omega is only 1/4th of the size of a Raspberry Pi model B starter kit and it’s not a super mini pc. The main goal of the creator is just to have enough processing power and memory to relay data directly to the cloud.
The Omega features a 400MHz Atheros processor, 16MB flash memory, 64MB of RAM, and a Wi-Fi module only. It doesn’t have built-in ports similar to other mini computers but it can be attach to a stackable docking station to have a USB port, Ethernet port, power supply port, relay switches, LED screens and push buttons.
According to the latest tech news about the Onion Omega. The company has just announced that they are going to release new expansions for the board. Right now they got a list of 14 expansions that they will try to work on. The are asking for suggestions/comments regarding on the top 3 expansions that they should prioritize on. The list is as follows:
- Ambient Sensors (Light + Sound)
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- Climate Sensors (Temperature + Humidity)
- Ethernet with PoE Support
- Infrared MicroSD Card RFID
- Proto-expansion or dock
To make it easier for us to tally up the score for each expansion, we would really appreciate it if each of you can write down your top three picks in the comment section of this update. Additionally, if there are expansions that we did not include in the above list, please write it down as one of your top three picks, and we will add them to the list. We will announce the top three picks in the next update :)
Onion is a company based out of Toronto, Canada and they are looking to market the Omega IoT device to developers, who can then leverage the REST API platform to create new innovations.