I have read this article which describes the prototype of Ethkrem, a development board for IOT and Ethereum: https://devpost.com/software/elkrem-development-board-for-iot-ethereum .

However, it is not clear to me that this platform installs an Ethereum light client (Geth or Parity) on their micro-controller? Or they install Ethereum client on a routing connected to this micro-controller? like this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BrvGnuGteI ?

Is it possible to install an Ethereum light client on Nano Pi using EthArmbian? (https://docs.armbian.com/#supported-boards)

Note: EthArmbian is a custom Linux image for ARM SoC devices that runs Geth or Parity Ethereum clients as a boot service and automatically turns your ARM SoC into an full Ethereum node. (https://github.com/diglos/userpatches#etharmbian)

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This is Islam from Elkrem.

Our board has 2 processors. One of them is used solely for running go-ethereum client in light mode. The other is a bare-metal user programmable microcontroller. Both are interconnected with an RPC system over UART.

The board also has a WiFi module, a microSD card slot, a secure microcontroller and a usb port.

We've run go-ethereum in light mode successfully before on Nano Pi without using EthArmbian

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