Free OLinuXino for every child on the planet Earth (pre-installed with Windows 10)


April 1st, for Immediately press-release:

At Olimex we decided to donate one OLinuXino board to every child on the planet, so they can play their favorite moves and games all day long instead to learn and do their home work!

The moto of the campaign is “No boring programming learning – just fun!”

Surely we are small company to accomplish this ambiguous project, so we contacted one of the world biggest companies in the world – Microsoft for help.

They were quite supportive on this idea and agreed to cover all manufacturing costs if we ship OLinuXino boards with pre-installed Windows 10 on them. What a sweet deal!

So we are just waiting Windows 10 to be released to may start this noble charity operation!

Of course the production of so many boards need serious production backup so we are proudly present our new SMT line member: Samsung SM482 with intelligent auto splice feeders!
On this video you can see the new machine in warm-up mode:

Of course the good old SONY line will play significant role in this venture.

Here you can see our SONY SI-G200Mk3 chip shooter which shoots nearly 15 components per second

and this is our SONY SI-E209 odd components and fine components placer (connectors, BGAs, etc components which are heavy and need high precision placement):

The major bottleneck in these SONY monster machines is that they place the component so fast they stop every 10 minutes for feeders re-load (yes, 10 000 components reels do not last long on these beasts).

Here you can see what happens inside SI-G200Mk3 – it have two revolver heads which shoot 12 components in less than second and while one is shooting the other is loading components and vice versa:

So the auto splice feeders which Samsung have would lower the changeover times significantly and help us in this noble initiative.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anonima
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 22:21:45



  2. SK
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 23:31:41

    GREAT NEWS! First video is private though – can’t see the new Samsung line πŸ™‚

    P.S. I hope you posted this a couple of hours earlier because you are working hard on great products without the joking part πŸ˜€ We are waiting for the blog post about the RT5350F-OLinuXino πŸ˜›


  3. WOTLmade
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 00:45:51

    Maybe you could also get Apple on board to put some hardware locking features on the system so children are not bothered by exploring their system or accidantly learning something about computers ….


  4. winston
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 00:49:30



  5. David Aparicio
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 01:39:14

    if you allow dual-boot, that would be really a good initiative


  6. Open Source company spreads Close Source
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 08:26:19

    Windows 10?? This must be sarcasm. I hope you’re not serious about this..


    • Open Source company spreads Close Source
      Apr 01, 2015 @ 08:27:41

      Lol, April’s 1st.. but that one was really good πŸ˜›


      • Unclejim NuNu
        Apr 07, 2015 @ 06:38:47

        MIcrosoft are good cheap talk from the past record, ie, silverlight, Surface…many others, one things for sure they still in course where is the quick $$$, not what they say

  7. LinAdmin
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:44:07

    I am far too old, but is it sufficient to behave childish in order to obtain your foolish gadget?


  8. Bobby
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:54:05

    Apple has just announced its partnership with Olimex.
    Due to the huge IoT buzz in the IT world Apple decided to join the party.
    On a special event this evening Tim Cook and Tsvetan Uzunov will promote the new platform.
    MacOS X targeted only for Olimex OSHW LIME boards will be presented.
    Moto of the new Apple IoT platform is “I Do Internet of Things” or just “iDIoT”


  9. winstonthomas2013
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 12:17:36



  10. MathB.Fr
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 12:24:55

    Latest news : Microsoft decided to release Windows 10 open source to keep the charity project open.
    Check it out here :


  11. Florin Smadu
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 14:29:17

    What day is today? Similar article was published by olimex one year ago!!!


  12. anonima
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 14:32:58

    It’s not true. winsucks 10? no, please. Free software, and free hardware please!


  13. Huy Hoang Nguyen
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 15:54:10

    I think it is not necessary to use auto splice feeders. In my factory, we use tape to join two reels. We also use Sony SI-G200 and Sony SI-E209 for SMD segment.


  14. Pieter Van Gils
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 16:55:10

    the video’s are really cool, tough πŸ™‚


  15. Tyler
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 23:50:59

    For every OlinuXino donated to a child, I will donate $1,000 to Olimex*

    *No I won’t.


  16. Nikolay Dimitrov
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 02:51:54

    I don’t find this joke entertaining. Charity is not something you should make jokes with.


  17. SK
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 10:15:45

    @Olimex, not only that, but you disrupted the whole market! I am pretty sure that beacause of this Win 10 thing Apple are behind the attack on github (but shh).


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