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Nov 07, 2014, 08:58 am Last Edit: Nov 12, 2014, 06:28 am by Rubix-Arduino
As an Arduino projects developer, a full functional environment on power enough platform, supporting open source standard library, more flexible communication between devices, more synchrony or asynchrony control coming from kernel system, faster computing backend with simplicity architact, which device always is needed when you develop a either complex multi functional or basic low cost Arduino project.

Yes, this is Rubix A10, a new FULL Linux board with full Arduino compatible pins, easy plugging together, working with Arduino compatible boards, full open source development environment, high performance computing ARM architecture, very suits for either Arduino advanced developer or Arduino educator for beginner with no PC laptop dependence.

Rubix is designed for Arduino projects, leveraging the simplicity of the Arduino software experience. The integration of the standard Arduino pins interface enables Rubix to use the existing Arduino shield ecosystem so that innovators can expand the Rubix to develop a wide range of high-performance multi functional projects, such as visual motor control project, camera or lighting automation system, IR connection, remote collect data from sensors, and wireless integration control system, actually Rubix prepares All in One for you.

Here is a demo picture from INTERNEL resources of Rubix official website.

In the picture, all sketches are directly loaded from Rubix (middle unit) into Arduino UNO (bottom unit) to control simple LCD Arduino shield (top unit).

Here is an INTERNAL video for Rubix getting started if you'd like to enjoy watching.

Rubix is able to quickly bootup FULL functional Linux less than 35 seconds! it is based on A10 processor wiht Mali400, 1GB RAM, 4GB NAND and 150Mbps wireless. it has more applications(Arduino IDE, GNOME MPlayer, LibreOffice,Midori Browser, Apache web server, Mysql database), also has a lot of programming languages, such as Python,Perl, Ruby, Java, PHP, gcc.

Need more DIY? No problem.

Thank you for reading, hope it more help your Arduino projects development.


That website seems to be mostly about style with little useful information.

Does this RUBIX thing include an Atmel chip - if so which one?

If it does not have an Atmel chip and is solely a Linux board I can't figure why you would want to plug it into an Arduino like a shield as that seems to prevent access to the Arduino pins?

How do you program it as a Linux device?



They don't seem to have put more than 2 photos on their site, but it looks like possibly the Linux board has arduino headers on it, and pins below it that plug into the UNO

So I presume that other arduino shields can be plugged into the top of the Linux board, and are hence connected to the UNO

But goodness knows how you configure the Linux chip connections to the arduino pins to be tristate.

Perhaps they just communicate to the UNO via spi or i2c

Information is sorely lacking ...


I'm not going to follow this in Bar Sport.



Thank you for reading.

Very powerful question!

Everyone wants to know "Why Rubix A10".

I try to steal the ANSWERS for you from engineers.


Dear Robin2,

From Rubix A10 engineers answer, Rubix A10 can be very easy to communicate with any Arduino Compatible Boards, it does not prevent access to all the Arduino pins.
If you and rogerClark enjoy hacking Rubix A10, I can email sales to apply delivering FREE two units for your testing.



Rubix is able to quickly bootup less 35 seconds! it has full functional applications(Arduino IDE, GNOME MPlayer, LibreOffice,Midori Browser, Apache, Mysql), it also has a lot of programming languages, such as Python,Perl, Ruby, Java, PHP, gcc.

Thank you for reading, hope it help your Arduino projects.
Please when you have something Real put videos on Youtube?
And maybe get your information into Wikipedia?

Full functional applications. Does that mean it has VGA or HDMI and USB Host interfaces?
I don't know how you could have Arduino IDE without keyboard and monitor so I expect there is a way.

Perhaps a list of such and ports (and other specs) besides the Arduino-compatible pins would help.
Nick Gammon on multitasking Arduinos:
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts


Dear GoForSmoke,

Actually, here are your very good suggestions to us, thank you so much.

Rubix A10 has HDMI interface with 1080P video and HDMI audio output,

and Rubix loads your customized Arduino sketch into Arduino compatible board.

Rubix can run as a Linux server, it looks like you are able to remote control your server in data center.



Hi there,

Why can NOT login arduino forum from my IE11 browser?

Did anybody login forum from IE11?

I hate using Firefox to login forum from VPC, but no choice.


Others have noted issues with IE11 here too.  Not sure why or whose fault that is -- I have no idea what version is on the Windows boxen I have access to, and can't be bothered to download updates to a browser I only use when I literally have no other choice.  Someone else might have narrowed it down to a particular script or rendering bug, though it has been a problem for a while, so I wouldn't hold your breath for a fix if I were you.


 :D Thank you so much for your reply.

I have emailed to webmaster, and now I found it works!

Perfect, enjoy my IE11 logining here with correct sso.

and Yes, using Rubix A10 so easy to run Arduino Starter Kits.

and you will find out more amazing scenes of running together.

more INTERNAL videos will coming soon.


Where to buy Rubix A10, if you want to get one for testing or Arduino projects development.

Just search "Fry Rubix A10" in google and find it in Fry's official website.

Yes, here is the link,


For 90 bucks, if you want to *sell* them you should provide full detailed information on the sales site.

Convince the customers that they want one. Tell them what they get from ports to support. Sell it.
Nick Gammon on multitasking Arduinos:
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts

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