Mark Shuttleworth has a blog post announcing the new snappy Ubuntu Core OS support for ARM and x86 small board computers. If you haven’t heard of it before, Ubuntu Core is a new version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system that’s targeted at cloud services and supports modern best practices for security like application isolation with Linux containers. With this announcement Ubuntu Core now supports a handful of Linux small board computers like the BeagleBone Black, ODROID-C1, and more (unfortunately the Raspberry Pi isn’t supported yet). This is very interesting news as the Ubuntu Core operating system design, with heavy focus on application isolation and transactional updates, is foreshadowing what could be the future of modern operating systems.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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