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Do you have a specific requirement that can not be directly addressed with our boards alone or by using any widgets? Perhaps your project needs a powerful processor, two networking ports, and no audio. Whatever your desire, we can customize our boards to fit your request! Use the below form to specify the details of the customization you are looking for and one of our staff members will follow-up with you within 48 hours.

Please note that alterations will require a minimum order quantity and may include a fee for the engineering.

Before you will be able to interact with the various areas and members of this site, you must provide the login credentials of a valid user account. If you currently do not have an account with us, please click the 'Account' link in the upper left-hand side of the screen to fill out and submit all the information on the form. If you do have an account and are having problems accessing it, we have included some services below to help get you back in!

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Who We Are

blu Boards LLC is a new startup based out of sunny Orlando, Florida for computer hardware and consumer electronics with the aim to become one of the major global brands for end-users and OEM's alike. Not only are we bringing innovation to the market place, but we are also committed to making our products as open, secure, and transparent as possible by incorporating open source software. All of our motherboards will use the Linux distro XiniX as the official operating system, but should also be able to use a variety of other platforms including Armbian and Android. And while we do not yet have any for sale, our future AMD-based motherboards will feature the coreboot BIOS to prevent vendor lock-in while providing the community with the ability to add, remove, or modify features as they desire.

About Our Products

Our products use quality components and innovative designs to get the most out of your purchase. Our first several boards being introduced to market will run ARM-based SoC's and target the embedded space. They are revolutionary as they bring the modularity of the Personal Computer (PC) to this industry by breaking the various aspects of the boards into three categories labeled as "Cells", "Nodes", and "Widgets". The first component, the "Cell", contains the SoC and RAM which is plugged into a main board, the "Node", that defines the overall role and houses the physical connections such as USB, HDMI, and networking. The "Widgets" are small add-ons that contain items such as the networking chip (e.g. 10/100/1000), Wifi (e.g. A/B/G), and storage (e.g. eMMC and SD Cards). If you would like to download and view a sample 3D rendering of this project, click here! If you would like to see the specs of our first project click here, or an overview click here.

At a future date, we will also introduce several AMD-based motherboards as well. Our current plan will be to offer them in three variations of the board, each with a different target in mind. Type A, known as the 'Advanced' line, is geared towards the top-end of the scale boasting a powerful processor and GPU along with a vibrant audio system. Type B, or 'Basic' line, is for those that still require a robust set of capabilities but are on a budget. Finally, our Type C (a.k.a. Core) is our low-end, power-efficient model that is useful for devices such as toys, gadgets, robotics, or larger IoT devices.

Working With Us

We invite all third party manufacturers to work with us as part of a larger synergy model so that new and unique products can be brought to market quickly and efficiently! Our staff is ready to work with you to help resolve any issues and to provide any additional assistance you may require to work in our eco system of electronics. In addition to these services, we offer the ability to sell directly from our website, in both new and used conditions, allowing your customers to get the most out of their purchases as well!

Our commitment to the open source community is unmatched as we contribute directly to several projects including our official Linux distribution XiniX, webBooks, drivers, the kernel, and more. We encourage our users to not only report any bugs or errors they may encounter, but to also request new features to help keep our software on the cutting edge of the technological boundaries! And for any third parties that develop operating systems that work with our hardware out-of-the-box, please let our staff know so we can link to your distro.

Contact

The staff at blu Boards looks forward to hearing from existing and potential members and customers. Please send us feedback in the form of comments, questions, or concerns whether good or bad. Our staff can use this information to help with any improvements that should be addressed. We would also like to hear from you even if you have an idea for our site or a possible service.

For those of you that have an email application on the computer you're using, feel free to click any of the email links to the right. Otherwise, a form has been included below, for your convenience, to send us your correspondence. To keep track of your submissions, a copy will be sent to the email address you provide in the "Your email" field.

blu Boards allows a variety of ways for people and organizations to make money by working with us. Some are more involved than others. Some require a capital investment beforehand. Below we will cover each in more detail to see if you are a good fit for any one in particular.

Direct Hire

All companies need staff in order to make the day-to-day operations run. Below you will find a list of available jobs we are looking to fulfill within the next 45 days. Please email our staff with your resume and any additional questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

Referring Others

Do you know others that would be as interested in our products as you are? Why not refer them then? That way everyone can enjoy their unique gadgets - at a great price! And for each new member that uses your referral, they save 5% off their first purchase of all official and participating products. And because we value your efforts, you additionally get 5% of that purchase to spend in our online market! Over time this can really add up to a lot of free stuff! To make a referral now, click here.

Independent Marketing Agent (IMA)

Are you a social butterfly? Do you enjoy marketing and sales? Then why not get paid for your talents? blu Boards has created the ability for you to generate your own promo code that allows customers to receive 5% off all official and participating products. Then depending on the volume you are able to generate, you simply get a check for your efforts! Setup is as easy as providing a $100 deposit, entering whatever promo code you would like to use under your "Account", and then start promoting it.

Reseller

While one of the easiest methods to get into, this one does require a capital investment seeing as how you must purchase a minimum quantity of goods from us. There is no qualifying and to get setup, all that is required is to simply create an account on this website while being sure to identify the account type as a "Reseller" and entering a sales tax exemption certificate number along with uploading a copy of the certificate itself. Larger purchases will need to contact our staff to make order arrangements.

OEM Integrator

Are you creating a product that incorporates any of our boards? Don't pay retail, become an OEM integrator to reduce your costs! Setup is as easy as creating an online profile with us and selecting "OEM" for your account type. As you browse our online catalog, all participating manufacturers will have their prices adjusted for you as well! Please note that the buyer is responsible for shipping (FOB Origin). Contact our staff to provide supplemental account information and make order arrangements.

Second Hand Seller

If you have purchased products from our website and want to resell it for any reason, we provide our users the ability to do so directly from our same site. There is no setup required so feel free to post your parts in our online market place at your convenience. Please note that taxes are an assumed responsibility of the seller.

Third Party Manufacturer

We welcome all third party manufacturers to sell their goods in our online market! It doesn't matter if you sell products that compete with us, or have unique designs that do not interface with ours at all. We even allow products that are being crowd sourced to be included in our market place! Setup consists of identifying your account as a "3rd Party Reseller" and adding your products using the "+" icon within the links at the top of the page.

Software Engineer

While this is not directly related to blu Boards, there are jobs available with one of our partners, Cliquesoft. They are the company that is responsible for producing our official Linux distro and other software we will be using in conjunction with our hardware products.

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Welcome to blu Boards - the newest participant in the embedded space! While we are not yet well known, we can assure you that our innovation will help propel us to one of the top brands in the industry. As a matter of fact, our first project being released will help transform the market by bringing with it all the flexibility of traditional computers. This will not only provide a real upgrade path for your small gadgets and electronics, but it will also enable consumers to build specifically for their purposes while saving money! Click here for more details about the board, or click here to download a 3D pdf file to view a sample rendering of our current project.

It is important to note that the above board will be a clone of the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and not all the connectors shown are correct, in the proper location, or even shown at all.

As mentioned above, we are working on revolutionizing IoT. Along with producing unique hardware, another main aspect of this revolution will be accomplished by being open and transparent. While our boards should be able to run closed source software such as Windows on ARM, our focus will be with the Linux and Android communities to make sure the best possible user experience can be achieved. Currently we are part of a larger synergy with two other companies, Cliquesoft and Digital Pipe, to provide software, support, and implementation. In addition to using and contributing to open source software, we are also dedicated to our third party partners and developers so that they have the ability to build into this eco system without cost or restrictions! As such, we plan on releasing our board interconnect specifications in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Additionally, we are not only committed to open source software, but also to open platforms, an open Internet, and open ideas in general. Below is a listing of the projects we would like to work with in some mannor (partnership, contribution, etc) in order to help our customers and non-customers alike be as free as possible!

Lastly we would like to announce our crowd sourcing efforts for our first board! We are currently taking pre-sales on a variety of platforms including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and directly from this website. If you are interested in supporting our efforts, please visit one of these outlets and place your order!

This section of the site lists links to various news articles around the Internet that were written on or about our various products and services. If you have located one that we have missed, please contact our staff to have it added to the list below!

Privacy Policy

Overview

This document outlines the privacy policy that users agree to when creating an account with blu Boards LLC (referred to herein as "blu Boards", "BB", "we", "us", "our"). This policy was put in place to protect our members personal information while also providing them with the details of how it will be used and only applies to interaction with our site. This does not apply to any other Website, offline point of contact between blu Boards, or any of our affiliates. This policy was implemented on February 1, 2019 and may change from time-to-time, so please periodically review this page. Each time you use our services or provide us with information, by doing so, you are accepting the practices described in this policy at that time.

Information We Collect From You

In order to provide our users with the best possible service, we obtain various information about each individual via their own submission. This information is NEVER sold or given to third-parties or affiliates without the users consent. Any correspondence, such as emails or letters, between our staff and a user or third-party are kept on record as well as any complaints towards any individual user from other members. All messages, blogs, or other information posted in social, non-private outlets are considered public domain. We do NOT store users' ip addresses while performing normal account activity nor do we collect financial information from our members (such as bank accounts or credit card information) to help prevent identity or financial fraud. Any purchases, contributions, or donations made using this site are handled by well known and respected third-parties such as Paypal and/or Google Checkout.

Information Other Websites Collect From You

Our privacy policy only pertains to the services and products that this company sells and/or offers. Although we work closely with our third-parties and affiliates, we are NOT responsible for their practices and policies. Please be aware that any of these entities may use our brand names and trademarks or other intellectual property that we own. External links provided via our website are not governed by this or any other policies defined by this company and as such, we do not control these entities or their business practices, regardless of whether or not they contain our brand names, trademarks and other intellectual property. We encourage each user to review the privacy policies of our third-parties and affiliates and remind them that we are not responsible for their actions.

How We Use Your Information

This company is committed to protecting our users' personal information to the fullest extent possible. Users' email addresses, contact numbers, and other personal information are used for communication with our staff and automated services to contact members in connection with their activities including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect a relationship with us (these types of communications are known as "Operational Communications"). We do NOT give or sell any of this information to third-parties or affiliates that have not explicitly been granted by the user. Any third-party or affiliate with whom we are allowed to share our users personal information is authorized to use that information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third-parties or affiliates and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control. By using our services and products, the user acknowledges that we are not responsible or liable for any actions or omissions by our third-parties and affiliates.

We will also NEVER voluntarily enter our users into any sweepstakes, game, or other program. While we may offer this information via email for our users to sign up or participate, it's at their own discretion and will. By purchasing, registering, or making reservations for, products, services, contests, sweepstakes, communications, any other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), or electing to receive communications (such as emails or magazine subscriptions) offered or sponsored by our third-parties or affiliates, you consent to our providing your personal information to them. Those third-parties or affiliates may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third-parties or affiliates to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.

Miscellaneous

One may not use another user's information for any purposes, including but not limited to, spamming, harassing, or making unlawful threats. blu Boards reserves the right to terminate each member who misuses other users' information or who otherwise violates this document and/or our terms and conditions.

One may not disclose their password to any third-parties, affiliates, person, or other entity. If, despite the foregoing, a password has become known by others, the user may lose substantial control over their personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on their behalf. Therefore, if a password has been compromised for any reason, one should immediately change it for the protection of their account and related information.

All aspects of a users account can be changed online by logging in and going to the 'Account' section. We strongly urge our members to periodically change their account password to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to the account and related information.

Terms of Use

Preface

While the below document may or may not appear so, this website and parent company are very dedicated to open ideas, open specifications, and open source code. We believe that software should be free (in every sense) to use by everyone without burdensome restrictions. We welcome all community input to revise the below terms of use to make our products and services as open as possible.

This document outlines the terms and conditions that you agree to when creating and maintaining an account with blu Boards LLC (referred to herein as "blu Boards", "BB", "we", "us", "our"). By supplying us with all the required information and signing up as a member, you acknowledge and affirmatively state that you have read and understand the terms set forth herein, and that you agree to be bound by the terms of use hereof. This Agreement is subject to change at any time, and changes are effective upon posting. If you do NOT agree to these terms and conditions, you may not create an account or you must terminate your account if you already have one. By using our products, services, or website, you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement, including all amendments and changes made to date. Bookmark this page and check it frequently as it is the responsibility of our members to keep track of changes to this document. This agreement was last updated February 1, 2019.

Intellectual, Copyrighted, and Trademarked Property

blu Boards LLC owns and retains all proprietary rights to this website and its content, including without limitation, copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, along with all of its offered products and services. Unless express written permission by the appropriate blu Boards LLC staff members is given, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any proprietary information acquired by using this website and its products and services.

Privacy

This site is governed by our privacy policy.

Right to Use

Your right to use our products and services is subject to any limitations, conditions, and restrictions established by us at our sole discretion. While we strive to keep our services up and running 100% of the time, we reserve the right to alter, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of our products and services at any time, for any reason. We also reserve the right to impose limits on certain features and aspects of our products and services or restrict your access to parts or all of said items without notice or liability.

Eligibility

The products and services offered at blu Boards are for everyone. There is no information that is restrictive to anyone based on age, race, sex, or creed. By creating an account or using any of our products and services, you represent, warrant, and covenant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of its terms of use. Purchase of our products and membership in our services are void where prohibited.

Code of Conduct

  1. You are solely responsible for all data that you contribute when using our services;
  2. You will not use our products or services to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behavior which contains sexual conduct, libelous, slanderous, abusive, defamatory, racist, pornographic, obscene, or offensive content;
  3. You will not use our products and services to distribute, promote, or otherwise contribute any data containing any solicitation for funds or advertising of any kind;
  4. You will not forward any chain letters through our services;
  5. You will keep all information provided to you from our staff as private and confidential and will not give such information to anyone without the permission of the appropriate Digital Pipe Inc employees;
  6. You may not allow others to use our products and services under your identity and you may not transfer accounts in any way. You are responsible for all usage and activity on your account by someone else, including without limitation, the use of your password by any third party;
  7. You will not use our products and services to infringe on any privacy right, property right, or other civil right of any person; and
  8. You will not use our products and services or contribute data in any way which
    1. violates, plagiarizes, or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation, any copyright, trademark, or other personal or proprietary rights.
    2. is fraudulent or otherwise unlawful conduct in connection with your use of our products or services or that violates any law where they may be in use.

Information

We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor any and all content of this website to ensure that it conforms to the content guidelines set within this Agreement. We are not responsible for any offensive or obscene data that may be transmitted or posted by any and all users, including all types of unauthorized accounts. We are also not responsible, under any circumstances, for the use of any personal information, by anyone, that gets posted or transmitted through our services.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to delete, move, or edit content of this website, that we, in our sole discretion, may deem to violate the content guidelines set within this Agreement, or to be otherwise unacceptable to us at our sole discretion. Notwithstanding our right to delete, move, or edit content, you shall remain solely responsible for all individual contributions made to our website or its users.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us, our officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any loss or damages, including without limitation, reasonable legal fees, which we may suffer from your activities on or by use of our products and services, including without limitation any breach by you of this Agreement or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right to the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you; provided, however, that you shall remain liable for any such claim.

We are not responsible for any incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, direct, or indirect damages of any kind whatsoever, which may arise out of or related to your use of our products, services, or website, including without limitation, lost revenues, profits, business, data, or damages resulting from any malware or interruption of our products and services, regardless of the cause. Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for the use of our products and services during the previous 3 months from the time of written notification. We may discontinue or change our products and services or their availability to you at any time, for any reason. Our users retain the right to stop using our products and services at any time.

Warranty

Our products and services are distributed on an "as is" basis. We do not warrant that our products and services will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, and interruptions in the availability of any or all of our products and services at certain times. Where permitted by law, you acknowledge that our products and services are provided without any warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including without limitation, to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You acknowledge that the use of our products and services are at your own risk. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through our products and services, any user of our products and services, or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or information shall be at your sole risk.

Third Party Sellers

blu Boards allows third parties to sell hardware directly to our users via our website. By purchasing or posting to these areas, the user acknowledges and consents to the below terms and conditions:

  1. blu Boards, our officers, directors, employees, and agents, are absolved from any liability incurred by the use of third party products and services;
  2. Resellers are permitted to sell new products in the absense of the original manufacturer;
  3. Warranty and other claims must be handled by the original seller or manufacturer in a timely manor;
  4. Payouts occur within 45 days of sale;
  5. Monthly payouts can be suspended at the discretion of blu Boards while processing any disputes;
  6. A Portion of the monthly payout may be returned to customers where a dispute is resolved in their favor;
  7. Remediation of a dispute involving our staff has a fixed cost of $49.99 USD that is charged to the seller;
  8. Hardware being sold as second hand must have all abnormal conditions stated in the online post;
  9. Hardware being sold as second hand will have their funds released upon approved receipt and stated functionality;
  10. Hardware being sold as pre-order sales will have a total fee of 5% (including payment transaction costs);
  11. Funds collected for pre-order sales will be released as orders are fulfilled;
  12. A percentage of the gross sale is charged to the seller as payment for the service rendered, as outlined below:
    1. New, unopened products have a fixed rate of 7% plus 3% payment processing fee;
    2. Used, opened products have a fixed rate of 2% plus 3% payment processing fee;
  13. All of our charges are collected at the time of sale;
  14. All products can have up to three category associations per item

Independent Marketing Agents (IMA)

blu Boards allows third parties to market our products while collecting a payout in exchange for their service. By creating and distributing a customized promo code, the user acknowledges and consents to the below terms and conditions:

  1. IMAs are required to maintain a $100 deposit before code activation;
  2. Refunding the deposit, less all fees, can take up to 30 days;
  3. The promo codes can only be used at our official website, bluboards.com;
  4. The promo codes are only applicable to official and participating manufacturers and resellers;
  5. The promo codes are reset on the 1st of every month to remove those that are stale;
  6. Payouts occur within 45 days of sale;
  7. Sales of less than 10 total items are subject to fees covering the 5% offered to the customer;
  8. The payout depends on the volume of sales over each month, as outlined below:
    1. Sales of 50 or more items applicable to the promo code receive 5% of those sales;
    2. Sales of 100 or more items applicable to the promo code receive 10% of those sales;
    3. Sales of 1000 or more items applicable to the promo code receive 15% of those sales;
    4. Sales of 5000 or more items applicable to the promo code receive 20% of those sales

With so many people using social media today, we wanted to make sure that you can see what we are up to on your favorite network! Not only does the below list of icons represents the various services we are currently a member of, but we have additionally included several outlets for community related interaction. You may also occasionally see icons for our upcoming crowd sourced projects! And although we will continue to expand into other applicable social networks in the future, feel free to let us know which one(s) you participate in so we can prioritize our selection. To simply spread the world of this website to others, click here to refer them!

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Pardon our dust! We have some awesome plans for this page, but right now we are focused on other aspects of the website that have priority. Keep checking back though!

WELCOME

Thanks for visiting our site! We are excited to have you browse our products and services to see if any of them will be well suited for your hobbies, home, or work. Our online market has competitive prices and allows you to purchase a wide variety of parts and products - even the elements used to create them!

Since you have been referred by another user, you are entitled to a 5% discount off your first purchase (for official and participating products) after creating an account with us! Feel free to browse our site beforehand, but make sure to create an account before leaving so we can associate your account with the discount offer.

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