In the world of DIY projects, the Raspberry Pi (RPI) has been a staple for enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals alike. However, with the lack of stock for the RPI, many have been forced to get creative with their projects, looking for new and innovative ways to upgrade their devices.
Some have turned to reworking the RPI board (link), a task that requires skill and a steady hand, but even with the right tools, it can be a challenging endeavor. Others have sought out computing modules with similar GPIO functions as the RPI, such as the Varascite DART-MX8M and the Compulab UCM-iMX8M-Plus.
These modules come in a range of form factors, from System-on-Modules (SOM) to single-board computers (SBCs), making them ideal for a wide range of projects. While some may argue that the RPI is more of a "hacker board" suited for prototyping, it's worth noting that many certified products have been developed using RPI.
Ultimately, the key to finding the right computing module for your project lies in understanding your specific requirements. With so many options available, it can be daunting to choose the right one, but don't hesitate to reach out for help if you need it.
In the end, the world of hardware development is all about experimentation and pushing boundaries, and with the right computing module, you can take your projects to new heights.
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