Hackerboards.com single board computer database has been around for several years starting as Board-DB, but I noticed another one called FindBoard while browsing on Aliexpress with some more exotic boards.
Hackerboards’ database currently features 467 SBCs and MCU boards, while FindBoard has 453 boards. There are some overlaps, but also boards that are not found in the first database.
Many of the boards on FindBoard are Linux-capable, but they are also some microcontroller boards as we can see from the screenshot above. If Chinese is selected, the “Buy now” will redirect you to Taobao, and if it is English they will be a link to an Aliexpress page.
There’s a parametric search function for FinderBoard single board computer database but it’s really only useful when selecting one single parameter because the system use “OR” instead of “AND”. So if select 01Studio and Linux as above, it will show results for 01Studio or Linux. There’s no option to let visitors submit new boards, so we have to rely on the maintainer who appears to be an Aliexpress seller.
Some of the brands I’ve never heard of include 01Studio, Cosofteck, Yahooom (亚博智能), Alientek (正点原子), and a few others. The site also reminded me that I previously wrote about Qihua and 9tripod products. Most people should probably stay away from those due to software support and the language barrier, but it might still be interesting to some.
Thanks to Onebir for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.