© Liz Clark 2019
Liz ClarkPractical Tinker Boardhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3826-4_1

1. What is the ASUS Tinker Board?

Liz Clark1 
Boston, MA, USA

Before diving in, let’s discuss some basics. What is a single-board computer? What can it do? And why would you want to use one in a project?

A Little Context

The maker movement has empowered the everyday person to tap into an intrinsic human element: making things. The ability to create robots or weather stations or other large-scale intelligent devices was once reserved for the most educated among us, with access to expensive equipment and fabrication tools. Now most of these items and skill sets can be acquired by anyone with a modest budget who just has the urge to learn. But as the abilities ...

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