Kevin117
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Re: Request for ultra low power pi

Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm

Maybe a better question might be...

Does anyone know of a low power micro-controller chip/board that supports Rasbian or some other familiar flavor of Linux?

It may be easier to bring Linux to low power hardware than to make a Raspberry Pi low power.

W. H. Heydt
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Re: Request for ultra low power pi

Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:19 pm

Kevin117 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Maybe a better question might be...

Does anyone know of a low power micro-controller chip/board that supports Rasbian or some other familiar flavor of Linux?

It may be easier to bring Linux to low power hardware than to make a Raspberry Pi low power.
Now *that's* a necro....

As it happens, I do know of a class of device that will run for years on a fairly small battery. Unfortunately, it isn't cheap, I really don't think it will run Linux, and I doubt that you can just go out and buy one. It's a pacemaker. According to the manufacturer, the (not rechargeable, at least in situ) Lithium battery is good for 7 to 15 years.

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