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Mouser is giving away 2 Intel® Aero Compute Boards! The Intel® Aero Compute Board is a purpose-built, UAV developer kit powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor. The board combines compute, storage, communications, and flexible I/O in a form-factor the size of a standard playing card. Match the board with the optional Vision Accessory Kit and have endless opportunities to launch sophisticated drone applications into the sky. For more information about the board, view the datasheet

About the Board


  • Operating System: Linux 4.4.3-yocto-standard OS
  • Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Processor
  • Display: 1 micro HDMI 1.4b
  • USB: 1 USB 3.0 On-the-Go (OTG) connector
  • Wi-Fi: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260; 802.11ac, 2x2 MIMO
  • Storage Embedded: 32GB eMMC
  • Camera Interface: MIPI (CSI-2) 4-lanes + 1 lane connector
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3-1600
  • I/O Expansion: 80-pin flexible I/O connector
  • Storage Expansion: microSD memory card slot M.2 connector 1 lane PCIe for SSD
  • Camera Expansion: MIPI CSI-2 (4 lanes + 1 lane) Intel RealSense camera (R200) with dedicated USB3.0 connector
  • Dimensions: 88×63×20mm (includes heatsink)
  • Weight: 30g board only; less than 60g board with heatsink

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28 Ideas

  • bowenfeng 2017-07-24

    I’m working on a project to help visually impaired people walking in the street. Even with many facilities and tools applied, it is still dangerous for visually impaired people to walk on the street because of so many obstacles like light poles or scaffolding pipes, and moving objects like cars and bicycles. Using Intel® Aero Compute Boards allow me to quickly implement the system by using Intel RealSense computer vision tool to identify obstacles and send out alerts when they are dangerously close.

  • bowenfeng 2017-07-24

    I have another existing project that will benefit from this powerful board.  I had a drone project which was using voice to control the drone. You can use commands like “up 10 inches”, “forward 10 inches” etc. But given the drone only use a nRF52 chip as both flight control and bluetooth communication, there’s not enough computing power to do more than hard coded flight path. It will be a huge upgrade to this project to use this board as UAV controller to take more complex and flexible tasks like “fly to the north until reach the wall”, or “follow the road for 10 feet”, and the drone should be able to do real time vision analyzing and figure out how to apply the commands.

  • Ghostus 2017-07-25

    Last year I was involved in a team researching constructivism and machine reasoning. We had a land-robot with a webcam attached to the top scouting an environment we had made for it. We were trying to use machine learning to pick up on patterns and identify objects. In the end we all just got busy with other things and lost interest in our club. With this board, we could build a drone to similarly identify objects on the ground by surveying with a webcam. This would be helpful in numerous scenarios including search-and-rescue, military, and land surveying. The Intel Aero certainly has these high-performance capabilities.

  • SensationalGuna 2017-07-27

    Hello, I am Guna. Iam a multi technology developer since 3 years. I have come across 89c51 first, then PIC microcontroller, then Arduino, Then ARM CORTEX. and that was my final controller i have ever worked with. As i am Multi-Tech hobbyist, I use to interface real-time Computer, GUI (using & C#) with my every projects I do. Making these kind of projects made me a highlighted and best amongst our University, Public and city circles, (I was fully inspired!). Then I had done a huge Industrial project by using Arduino MEGA2560, that controls the process of automatic liquid filling system, I had used GUI to be as a Human interface for this machine So I again interfaced a laptop running with my own windows Application(GUI). The project got a great success!!.
    ### The reason I would like to have one ntel® Aero Compute Board is that, i can expand my knowledge towards growth of the technology. And amaze people that what technology can do. I can run my ideas larger and more greater than before.. With this dev board I can replace my Part of interfacing computers and try to program in this board itself as it runs on OS.
    Possibilities are more…....................

  • grosar 2017-07-27

    I’m working on a midi musical synthesizer that is easy to use, and does not take up a large space; this would be a great platform to build it.

  • forrestlaw 2017-07-27

    I am working on a project to monitor the power consumption by each device in the house using an app.
    Intel Aero Compute Board provides the perfect platform to bring my idea into the real world, with its high performance and low power requirements. The app will also have an added feature for remote controlling of the appliances along with monitoring the electricity bills.

  • Bhavik Solanki 2017-07-28

    I am just a curious student. I started working with analog circuits. Then i got arduino . Now i am working with 8051. Aero will be a great platform for me to develop new ideas .

  • cybermah 2017-07-29

    I think this board would be good for a video scoring target.  The biggest issue would be getting opencv working on it.  The idea would be to setup a camera on a target and record the score of the hits automatically.

  • Axmed Cabdirashid 2017-07-30

    I am electrical engineering student, here in Denmark. And i am currently working with a project with a drone, and i would like to use this board for that purpose.

  • oliverGaskell 2017-08-02

    I am planning on building a drone with a tilting camera with infra-red and thermal capabilities and 4G/LTE for control almost anywhere in the world. This could be used by mountain rescue, air ambulance, police and military.

  • Samith Ashan 2017-08-02

    I need to develop a Drone which is capable of track and reach a drowning person and drop a life saving equipment to the victim.And also a there will be a voice and video link between the victim and the operator. i already developed the drone but i need more processing power for the image processing part of the drone. here i used a separate board as the flight controller and another one for the processing part. But the processing power is not enough. This Intel® Aero will be a great solution for my project. In my country i could not find this type of products and if available the cost will be very high.

  • aleide 2017-08-02

    I’m working on an autonomous DSLR/VCR camera vehicle capable of discretely taking pictures of animals and helping to observe and assess animal populations. The Aero would be an interesting choice to explore further.

  • HiranP 2017-08-05

    I am currently developing a plant disease monitoring system which uses automated drones to scan large areas of crop using NIR and RGB image sensors. After calculating the NDVI index we can pin point stressed areas of the vegetations. After that those pinpointed areas will be monitored with the drone which uses machine learning algorithms to detect the exact diseases.  The latter part is almost developed.  But for integration of that system with the drone a very stable/multi sensory drone system is needed. Intel aero board fits all these needs. And has sufficient computational power.

  • jbird1 2017-08-06

    I have worked with couple of other Intel boards. this one if we can find a OS that will run on it has potential.  It has 32GB emmc, and 4GB ram which should provide an effective multi-use platform for IOT or Linux applications.  I am interested in building a complex radio station monitor leveraging a board like this. 

  • jwdossey4604 2017-08-11

    I’m working on a project to do home automation for quadriplegics and quad amputees. These people need a way to navigate around their apartment or house and control lights, open and shut doors, and control entertainment devices as well as appliances.

  • divbansal 2017-08-11

    I am trying to harness to harness the EM wave energy, so this computing board makes sense for me in building drone and measuring what kind of waves would be there, and utilizing its capability for many things needed.

  • AVD 2017-08-12

    I need a computer vision and navigation processing platform for my project “3D map generation using an autonomous flying robot (quad-copter)”. In this project, I am using a quad-copter which will navigate autonomously in a building or open space within given co-ordinates to create its 3D view/map. With Intel Aero Compute Boards Atom processor, 4GB memory and camera interface I can perform real-time image processing for autonomous navigation and localization for image/video segment capturing and position fixing. Intel Aero will be great platform for this project.


  • Lonne Mays 2017-08-16

    Mobile, autonomous GuardBot that functions as both a stand-alone robot ‘guard dog’ and a remote-viewable alarm & security system.

  • eascott 2017-08-16

    An automated camera head for tracking development projects. Using autofocus, some AI/ML, hand gestures and eye tracking, it will minimize direct user involvement is camera positioning over a work area.

  • eetwidget 2017-08-21

    I’m working on the SLAM problem, utilizing computer vision. I’ve been developing fixed wing, multiroter, and rover. Mostly using arduino, Pixhawk, Odroid, and Jetson. I’ve got the opportunity to develop a platform destined for MARS! Intel Aero is the next evolution in UAV technology. I believe we can utilize Aero & computer vision for effective GPS free navigation. Honestly that’s only the jumping off point. I’m a mentor for a rescue robotics team. The team builds robots that assist first responders.

  • Dekoninck 2017-08-25

    An robot project for airfield support

  • thejashree 2017-08-26

    I am having an idea to work on smart city and traffic control using drones .I went through the data sheets and I was really impressed with it’s features . If you would give me an opportunity I could probably work on my idea and make it a reality.

  • Franko711 2017-08-30

    Working on a drone to act as a service dog and monitor veterans

  • msz 2017-08-30

    I would like to use Intel Aero Compute Board to build a Navigation Tool for Visually-Impaired People.
    The main goal of this project is to help the blind people get to know better about their surroundings.
    This system will be implemented using a long-range, stereoscopic Intel RealSense R200 camera, Aero Compute Board, vibration motors and ear-piece. Intel RealSense R200 camera consists of a depth sensor and an RGB camera. It will be used to detect objects and depth of field.
    The device will sense the surrounding and detect objects or walls and also predict moving objects that coming to blind people to warning them. User will be notified through voice commands. The sound signals can be send to the persons ear to walk on the right path.
    Also additional information will be send to vibration motors connected to the persons hands.
    The output of OpenCV will be analyzed and compared to the database of known shapes and objects in near-realtime.
    OpenCV is capable of detecting objects both moving and stationary very precisely with very high accuracy.
    This device would be the perfect way for the visually impaired to easily walk around without the fear of bumping into something.

  • Ram22444 2017-08-31

    Advance mapping module is the proposed system for this Intel Aero board challenge.It can be used to build application for aerial survey,  tunnel mapping/inspection using this intel Aero compute board. This system would combine advance sensors such as mm Wave sensors, real-sense cameras to provide advanced information such as distance depth, 2.5D scanning objects to guide UAV vehicle.

  • Gareyflee 2017-08-31

    I’m working on IoT solutions to help common households transform their appliencea into efficient smart devices without replacing them.

  • Devaprakasam 2017-08-31

    This development module can be used as a defense gadget. Could be a friend to military man.

  • KyleJosling 2017-08-31

    I am Kyle, I’m a Mechatronics Engineering student who loves to work on drones. Currently, I am working on a face-tracking drone using a Raspberry Pi and OpenCV for image processing and an Arduino for a flight controller ( I assembled the drone from scratch as a base for prototyping. After this project is done I plan to continue using my drone for other projects. The next project I have in mind is a system where the drone flies over a parking lot periodically and shows which parking spots are empty on a web app. As the Raspberry-Pi and Arduino system works for my current project, it would be nice to have a development board which is more powerful such as the Intel Aero that could perform more complicated tasks.