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> Banana Pi Zero UMPC Available
ArchiMark
post Mar 15 2018, 11:27 AM
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Check out this little pocket size Banana Pi Zero with WiFi/BT, USB, 5" Display, backlit keyboard....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDwPJMnupQ8


Decided to get one for fun....

Should have it by week after next.....

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speculatrix
post Mar 15 2018, 01:04 PM
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That's a pretty nice toy. I'd see if I could fit a rock64pro board when it comes out (was due first but has been delayed.
More about that board here:
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5614

More about the rk3399:
http://rockchip.wikidot.com/rk3399
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post Mar 15 2018, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 15 2018, 02:04 PM) *
That's a pretty nice toy. I'd see if I could fit a rock64pro board when it comes out (was due first but has been delayed.
More about that board here:
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5614

More about the rk3399:
http://rockchip.wikidot.com/rk3399


Thanks...

Figure it will tide me over until my Gemini shows up....April/May, I'm guessing...

The Banana Pi board is only about 65 x 30mm....so, if the rock64pro board is much larger, it won't fit in the case....but will let the guy who's making the Banana Pi UMPC know about this....

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post Mar 15 2018, 03:22 PM
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The lower end rock64 is not huge
https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147

85x56 mm
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post Mar 15 2018, 05:10 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 15 2018, 04:22 PM) *
The lower end rock64 is not huge
https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147

85x56 mm


Thanks for the info....

Yes, not huge, but the Banana Pi Zero is 65 x 30 mm......

See pics of inside of UMPC......

https://www.instagram.com/puterpi/

Not much extra room with current case design....

I'll ask the maker if he could modify case to accommodate the rock64.....
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post Mar 15 2018, 11:55 PM
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Oh yes, on seeing the pictures, the rock64 would be too big without totally rearranging the boards inside and maybe using a smaller display controller
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post Mar 18 2018, 08:43 PM
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First progress photo received of my UMPC being made.

Setup of power assembly.

Assume it will be transferred to actual case once it is finished 3D printing.

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post Mar 19 2018, 04:59 AM
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Realized I haven't posted the maker, Chris Calderone's Instagram page here....

Check it out at:

PuterPi
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post Mar 19 2018, 05:40 PM
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Just got another progress photo from Chris.....

Getting closer.....


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post Mar 21 2018, 05:05 AM
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And another progress photo from Chris....it's great that he keeps me posted on progress.

Just need to put in battery and bottom half is done except for keyboard and case piece around it....

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post Mar 21 2018, 08:03 PM
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Getting close now.....

Just got latest progress photo...

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post Mar 25 2018, 04:55 PM
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Got email now that my Banana Pi is fully baked and tested...

Chris is just waiting for package to arrive tomorrow with my AC charger. Will ship to me on Tuesday....So, I should have it by Friday...

In meantime, here's photo of it on....

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post Mar 25 2018, 11:21 PM
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It's truly a hand-crafted device. The good thing is you can upgrade whenever a more powerful computer board becomes available that will fit.
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post Mar 26 2018, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 26 2018, 12:21 AM) *
It's truly a hand-crafted device. The good thing is you can upgrade whenever a more powerful computer board becomes available that will fit.


Yes, indeed....definitely not an 'off the rack suit'....and agree that at some point it's likely a more powerful board will be available....

We shall see...


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post Apr 3 2018, 04:21 AM
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Great case, and the backlit keyboard is surely a nice thing to have, one of the few things I’ll miss on my Gemini once I'll get it.

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