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PINE A64, First $15 64-Bit Single Board Super Computer

A project in San Francisco, CA by PINE64 Inc.

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PINE A64 is the world's first 64-bit expandable Quad Core 1.2Ghz supercomputer, tablet, media center, and more... starting at just $15.
Backers: 36780
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $1,731,440 of $31,416
Dates: Dec 9th -> Jan 23rd (45 days)
Project By: PINE64 Inc.
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Latest News

25 Million-Dollar Technology Ideas That Started on Kickstarter

January 12th - via:
We looked at Kickstarter to see what new ideas are exciting consumers the most. We found a couple dozen projects that asked for tens of thousands of dollars in support and raked in a million dollars or more. (Read More)

Pine64: The Un-Review

April 21st - via:
This is not a review of the Pine64, because a proper review would look at the hardware and software, do a few benchmarks, blink a few LEDs, and maybe try to get a Dreamcast emulator working. (Read More)

Meet Raspberry Pi 3’s new competitor - $15 Pine 64 computer

March 17th - via:
Called the Pine 64, this device is powerful as the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 and could serve as a PC replacement. (Read More)

This $15 Computer Is Blowing Up Kickstarter & Its Potential Is Kind Of Mind-Boggling

January 27th - via:
The PINE A64 is a single board computer with a CPU speed of 1.2GHz. Its GPU runs at 500MHz, which means that this device’s graphics are marginally better than those of the original X-Box. (Read More)

Headless Linux, Boards, Shipping, Fulfillment...

January 23rd - via:
Down to the last few hours, and thank you everyone that has been part of this journey. There are still tons of questions and I havent gotten a chance to get back to all of you yet, but if you are on the fence and hesitating.. don't, cause anything... (Read More)

Production Updates, N64 Emulator, PLEX, and more!

January 21st - via:
Last 36 hours left of the campaign and we're wrapping  a lot of stuff up for you guys. There has been a lot of boards sent out these past few weeks and we're finally gathering some information on what people have been working on and developing. ... (Read More)

10 Genius Kickstarter Projects That You Should Get Behind In 2016

January 21st - via:
If you’re an early adopter, a tech geek or just have an enthusiastic interest in the cutting edge, browsing Kickstarter campaigns is like attending CES, but without having to actually talk to anyone (which is a bonus). (Read More)

PINE64 - Top 10 Emerging Hardware Startups, TechCrunch, and more!

January 20th - via:
PINE64 was named one of the top 10 emerging hardware startups by and will be featured at the 6th annual Launch Festival March 4-6, 2016 at the SF Moscone Center. You can visit more information at The LAUNCH... (Read More)

How do we give back? How can PINE64 change the way education works in different programs? Add-On prices released!

January 19th - via:
While banks and schools and post offices are taking a break on Martin Luther King Jr's day today, we spent our morning visiting a few non profits in the area to ask them how they can utilize PINE64 in their programs.   We want to take this moment to... (Read More)

The latest Android 5.1.1 Image Load Demo

January 16th - via:
This is the latest Android 5.1.1 file that has also been uploaded onto the Wiki page at This is a unedited video so excuse the background noise.  From start to beginning, unedited, and unrigged. You can see how the PINE64... (Read More)

Huge Milestone + New Operating System Partner

January 15th - via:
THANK YOUYou, a loyal backer, and 23,500+ others, have pledged over $1,000,000 to make PINE64 a reality. thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we have some great announcements for you! JIDE REMIX OS JOINS PINE64One of the biggest milestones in... (Read More)

Post CES Updates, Partnerships, Developments, and more...

January 14th - via:
Hey guys.. I know we haven't been updating and it's for quite a reason. There are tons of updates I want to share wit you guys, and we will do so in the next 1-2 days.  I just got back from CES after a whopping 10+ days in Vegas (I had meetings... (Read More)

The most exciting Linux and open source Kickstarter projects of 2016 (so far)

January 12th - via:
Keep an eye on this slideshow as it evolves over the course of the year. We'll keep you updated on new projects and let you know who met their funding goals. (Read More)

Las Vegas CES 2016! Robotics, Smart Home, Video Blogs!

January 5th - via:
Hey guys - Hope everyone had a great New Years. I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on what's going on. We're in Las Vegas for the 2016 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Convention where all the worlds' top products and coolest electronics... (Read More)

Happy New Years Eve to All. CES 2016 Las Vegas + PicoCluster

December 31st - via:
Here comes the end of 2015. I hope everyone had a good year - this past 20 days or so has been a roller coaster, and this campaign and everyone helped make the hallmark of my 2015.  It's like a baby - 9 months ago, TL and I came out with this... (Read More)

January Kernal Developer Boards and small update.

December 30th - via:
Update on the power switch... So we received a bunch of emails and messages regarding the switch that we were going to add on for our stretch goals.  As we assured everyone, that this has no delay to our manufacturing timeline, others are requesting... (Read More)

Wanna get a Free PINE64? + Stretch Goal Released!

December 29th - via:
Hey Guys, the New Years is near, and we're working hard to get the PINE64 ready for everyone.  I hope you guys all had a good holiday week last week - I sure did! We've decided that due to popular demand and support, We're going to announce the $1M... (Read More)

Happy Holidays!

December 25th - via:
Happy Holidays from PINE64 Inc. We have a few things in the works and we will announce them next week where I'm sure it will make you guys very happy and excited.  We've spent the last week negotiating and working with Allwinner President Oliver... (Read More)

Enclosures are coming! + New Partner! Cozy.IO

December 22nd - via:
We're working around the clock to finalize some of the enclosures so we can put it into production to be ready for February.  Here are some sneak peaks:  PlayBOX concept Currently made of wood for size sampling while we work on actual ABS model. ... (Read More)


December 19th - via:
First off, I'm going to try to do at least 2 updates a week, but this week, we have been tremendously busy and productive as well. If you guys have issues with too many updates, just post below. Otherwise... You may receive more than 2 updates a... (Read More)

We're honored to partner up with Backerkit!

December 18th - via:
Wednesday 12/16/15 - I dropped by the HQ of Backerkit and we've decided to partner up with them to bring you a streamline experience on selecting upgrades, add ons, or additional boards in your campaign.  Our teams will huddle together soon and... (Read More)

Are you guys excited yet? High-Def Video and Games?!

December 16th - via:
Krissy was playing for the past 30 minutes and she couldn't beat the level.. then shortly after the video of filmed, she passed.   Here we got our board to run Angry Birds 2, with no lag (our previous Android build had some glitches). I hope you... (Read More)

Most commonly asked question - Additional Units, Cases, Upgrades, etc.

December 14th - via:
Hey Everyone,  We received a lot of messages regarding upgrading their board to 2GB and also buying additional boards.  We will clarify this here so it's easier for us to handle all of the questions.  1) Can I upgrade to the 2GB model ?Yes. You... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Zafirro Sapphire Razor, The Right Cup Tricks Your Brain & PINE A64 Super Computer

December 13th - via:
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Friday December 11. First Look at the PINE64 in action!

December 12th - via:
What a week everyone! First off, I want to apologize for the delay getting back to everyone. We've been bombarded with tons of messages regarding compatibility, availability, resources, and all.. Keep in mind, we're working hard to resolve all... (Read More)

Happy Holidays!

December 11th - via:
We just opened up 50 slots of Holiday PINE. we're in a giving mood....  (Read More)

Day 1

December 10th - via:
We're absolutely overwhelmed with everyones support and ideas. We can already see so many projects being built.  TL is now at our factory and will be there til end of December and I'm meeting with developers this week to discuss ideas.  Day one is... (Read More)

Ordering more than 1

December 9th - via:
It's in our FAQs :) if you want more than 1 unit, please do not double your pledge. Some of you love us and pledge extra to say thanks and the others want 2 or 3. It's hard for us to keep track! You will be given an option to add additional boards or... (Read More)


December 9th - via:
I think wow is a good word to describe what just happened in the last 4 hours.  I had just recently came back from a business trip and the PINE64 team was up to 4:30AM last night answering last minute questions before launch. I haven't slept in more... (Read More)

2GB Opened up

December 9th - via:
Last week, when the sneak peaks went out, we received tons of email regarding a 2GB version. Your wish has been granted... a 2GB is being made. Looks like you guys love that one the most!  (Read More)

PINE A64: A $15 64-Bit Computer Hits Kickstarter

December 9th - via:
The small 3.125 x 5 inch unit includes a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 GHz processor, dual-core Mali 400 MP2 graphics and the capability to hold up to 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM. (Read More)

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