Giant Board

by Groboards

A single-board computer in the Adafruit Feather form factor

Nov 05, 2019

Manufacturing Progress & USB Gadgets

We have received all of the Giant Board and Wi-Fi FeatherWing parts! They are now on their way to the manufacturer, who will soon begin making your Giant Boards. We have also been working to improve Giant Board's support for USB gadgets, including serial consoles, Ethernet, and mass storage. Read the full update.


Oct 09, 2019

Manufacturing Headaches and Other (More Interesting) Ways We've Been Spending Our Time

Delays, out-of-the-box feature support, updated build tools, and additional GPIO libraries Read the full update.


Aug 07, 2019

Campaign Successful!

We hit our funding goal! With the campaign coming to a close in the next 24 hours, there is still some time to back us if you haven’t already. Thanks to each and every one of you who has helped us get here! Read the full update.


Aug 06, 2019

Using the Wi-Fi FeatherWing

Two days left! In this update we want to provide a brief overview of the Wi-Fi FeatherWing and demonstrate how easy it is to use. We’ll show you how to enable Wi-Fi using U-Boot overlays, how to get online using connman, and how to verify that everything is working. Read the full update.


Jul 30, 2019

From Sensor to Screen by Way of I²C

By using a U-Boot device tree overlay that enables common interfaces like I²C and SPI, you can easily leverage CircuitPython to communicate with a great number of devices. In this brief overview, we will pull data from an Adafruit BMP280 sensor and render it on an Adafruit OLED FeatherWing display. Read the full update.


Jul 23, 2019

Custom Kernel Configuration and Device Images

We provide Build Tools that allow anyone, regardless of their experience level, to configure, compile, and build Giant Board OS images. In this update we will introduce those scripts and walk through the process by which you can build a custom kernel and create a device image that boots to it. Read the full update.


Jul 16, 2019

Power Consumption - Less is More

We received a batch of updated Giant Boards! This version adds a small 2 V regulator – powered by USB or battery input – that keeps the SAMA5D2's backup domain powered while Giant Board is off. As a result, Giant Board now supports various energy-saving power modes. Read the full update.


Jul 09, 2019

Easily Load Device Tree Overlays

We've patched U-Boot so that you can specify the device tree overlays it should load simply by editing a text file. This feature is not only great for developers, it provides an easier, less error-prone way for anybody to enable and use common FeatherWings. Read the full update.


Jul 01, 2019

Improved Power Management, New Discussion Forum, and Documentation

The campaign is off to a strong start! Learn how we improved Giant Board's power management, have a look at our documentation, and swing by our public discussion forum. Read the full update.


Jun 23, 2019

Our Campaign is Live!

The Giant Board is an Open Source, Linux-capable single board computer (SBC) that is compatible with Adafruit's FeatherWing ecosystem. After many hours of development and a long wait, we are super excited to announce that our crowdfunding campaign is now live on Crowd Supply! Read the full update.


$14,220 raised

of $12,250 goal

116% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$50

Giant Board


$70

Giant Board + Wi-Fi FeatherWing

Giant Board SBC bundled with a Wi-Fi FeatherWing.

Credits

Groboards

I'm a hardware and software engineer from Phoenix, AZ with a passion for creating and making electronics. Always refining and learning new skills to make bigger, better things.


Christopher Alessandro


MacroFab

Contract manufacturer

Mouser Electronics

Component provider

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