This Cubietruck is Discontinued Now, We recommend other best selling dev boards as a suitable replacement.
Cubieboard3 (also named Cubietruck) is the 3rd board of Cubieteam. It is a nice mini computer or a robotic platform running various linux distributions and/or Android system. This board upgrades the other versions of cubieboard in several ways. This design adds several features towards a media center or PC while leaving exposed several others still in use as an IoT or a robot platform. Or both at the same time(why not?). The expansion pins enable you to do SPI/UART/PWM and several others. It is low power PC, that can easily become your TV box, home server or even Network-attached storage. The cubietruck is a better option than running your old PC that keeps consuming more power than what is worth its use.
With WiFi and Bluetooth integrated, you can easily connect your wireless headset to your cubietruck media center. Or connect to your home wireless and avoid a messy wire situation. Upload your latest pictures directly over Bluetooth or WiFi and have them automatically displayed on the TV.
Note: For 3.5 SATA drives, you need External 12V power supply.