Check out the new MinnowBoard.org website for the most up-to-date information on the MinnowBoard Turbot and the MinnowBoard.org Community.
The MinnowBoard.org Foundation is a US-based non-profit founded to promote the education, design, and use of open source software and hardware in embedded computing using Intel Architecture. MinnowBoard.org provides a forum for developers of open source software and open source hardware to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience.
MinnowBoard supports the Open Source Hardware Association statement of principle 1.0:
MinnowBoard boards also comply with the OSHWA Open Source Hardware Definition.
MinnowBoard.org is the result of a spirited collection of Intel employees working on the open source Yocto Project who also wanted to create powerful, open, and embedded devices using Intel Architecture. Currently, Intel Corporation’s John Hawley is the MinnowBoard Evangelist and along with an Intel Corporation team, is focused full time on growing the MinnowBoard community and ecosystem. MinnowBoard.org invites you to join the MinnowBoard.org community and its growing ecosystem by creating derivative boards, specialty boards, lures, projects, forums, and related endeavors which can be documented here on our wiki
The initial MinnowBoard MAX was a major redesign by CircuitCo (out of Richardson, TX USA) of an Intel design which had been released to CircuitCo with a freely adoptable license. CircuitCo is the manufacturer of the MinnowBoard MAX and they assume all costs of, and derive all royalties from, the sale of the MinnowBoard MAX boards.
Compliant (royalty) and Compatible (logo) programs exist and we invite you to participate by contacting our Business Director; MinnowBoard.org Foundation requests contact and approval before considering the use of the MinnowBoard name on any products. The MinnowBoard.org Foundation participates as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code which pays a small fee for mentoring students. Usability support for MinnowBoard.org boards comes from the development community accessible through channels such as Google+ and the mailing list. Hardware support is the responsibility of the manufacturer.
MinnowBoards are low-cost, fan-less single-board computers specifically designed for the embedded market. The MinnowBoard is a compact and affordable open source hardware reference platform that puts the power of a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC in a small versatile form-factor. This embedded board has an enormous range of capabilities for hardware, software, and firmware developers: from creating a fun hobby or professional maker project, to developing high performance embedded applications or products. The MinnowBoard MAX is designed to offer exceptional performance, flexibility, openness, and standards, which means most operating systems such as Linux*, Android* and Windows* will “just run” on a MinnowBoard.
Nicole Gray - MinnowBoard.org Foundation Executive Director Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Erway - MinnowBoard.org Foundation President of the Board Email: email@example.com Telephone: 503-264-6345
MinnowBoard.org Foundation VTM, Inc. 3885 SW 153rd Drive Beaverton, OR 97006 Fax 503-644-6708
Current MinnowBoard.org Foundation Board Members
Tracey Erway – Intel Corporation – Business Director and Marketing John Hawley – Intel Corporation – Technical Evangelism and Usability Clint Cooley - CircuitCo – MAX Sourcing and Manufacturing
MinnowBoard.org and MinnowBoard.org Foundation can be used interchangeably