LinkIt ONE – Kyuubi (behind the story)

What kind of animal do you have in mind when you see the picture below?


Have you heart nine-tailed fox? An animal who has nine tails.


Kyuubi comes from ancient Chinese myth – Classic of Mountains and Seas.


Kyuubi is an classic character ever since, BANDAI released the game Digital Monster (aka 数码暴龙 / デジタルモンスター / DiGiMON), which included Kyubimon.

Kyubimon is a Mythical Animal Digimon whose name and design are derived from the mythological Nine-tailed fox (九尾の狐 Kyūbi no Kitsune).

— Kyubimon wiki

Back to the topic, what has all this got to do with LinkIt One? Actually, the formal name of LinkIt ONE was LinkIt Kyuubi. The reason is that the board designed has a pile of antennas, as if they are the tails.

If you played the game, you will know the upgrading roadmap is:

妖狐兽(Renamon)→ 九尾狐兽(Kyubimon) → 祭师兽(Taomon)→ 沙古牙兽(Sakuyamon)

Similar to the process, LinkIt Kyuubi also upgrades as the board becomes a co-branded board designed by Seeedstudio and MediaTek.

LinkIt Kyuubi →  LinkIt ONE?

If you love Beatles, you will know 《1》, which is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 13 November 2000. The album features virtually every number-one single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970 by the Beatles.

  • LinkIt ONE is the first LinkIt HDK for MediaTek LinkIt Platform for wearable and IoT.
  • LinkIt ONE is the first 8-in-1 wireless open hardware. a compliation board.
  • LinkIt ONE is the first Co-branded board designed by SeeedStudio & MediaTekl.

So, LinkIt ONE is born.


By the way, a good news is LinkIt ONE has sold 350 pcs after its launch. Thank everybody. Remember check the tutorials!

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