Onion Omega: Build Hardware with JavaScript, Python, PHP

The Onion Omega is a hardware development platform designed specifically for software developers. 

Comes with built-in WiFi, Arduino-compatible and it runs full Linux. It lets you prototype hardware devices using familiar tools such as Git, pip, npm, and using high level programming languages such as Python, Javascript, PHP. The Onion Omega is fully integrated with the Onion Cloud, making it a breeze to connect physical devices to the Web to create Internet of Things applications.


The Onion Omega’s powerful processor is capable of running the full Linux operating system. This means you can install OpenCV with a single command to add image recognition capabilities to your drone. You can use git to check out the latest changes your colleagues made to the coffee brewer. You can use pip or npm to incorporate libraries that allow your thermostat to talk to Twitter. The Onion Omega provides you with familiar tools that reduces learning curve and enhances your productivity in hardware development.



The Onion Omega is fully integrated with the Onion Cloud. This means that the Omega can interact with the myriad of Web services available and can also communicate with other Internet connected devices. In addition, the Onion Cloud allows the Omega to be accessed anywhere in the world quickly and securely through our highly customizable RESTful APIs. Building applications that interacts with the physical world has never been easier. The Onion Cloud is free for non-commercial use.


The Omega is always connected, so reprogramming can take place anywhere and at any time. And since the Omega runs a multi-tasking operating system, it can be configured to run multiple programs simultaneously. The Onion App Store is open for everyone to share their creations to the world, and it even takes care of automatic updates and dependency managemen.



  • Dimensions: 28.2mm x 42mm (1.1″ x 1.7″)
  • CPU: Atheros AR9331 400MHZ MIPS 24K
  • RAM: 64MB DDR2 400MHz
  • Flash: 16MB
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps
  • Ethernet: 100Mbps
  • GPIO: 18
  • USB: USB 2.0, Supports additional USB Hub
  • Power: 3.3V
  • Antenna: PCB Antenna w/ uFL Connector
  • Power Consumption: 0.6W


Source: kickstarter

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