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ArchiMark

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« on: March 15, 2018, 03:27:31 pm »
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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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 05:04:22 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
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 05:43:38 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
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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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 07:22:43 pm »
The lower end rock64 is not huge
https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147

85x56 mm
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 09:10:42 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
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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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 03:55:03 am »
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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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 12:43:08 am »
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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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 08:59:35 am »
Realized I haven't posted the maker, Chris Calderone's Instagram page here....

Check it out at:

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 09:40:20 pm »
Just got another progress photo from Chris.....

Getting closer.....


 


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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 09:05:04 am »
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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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 12:03:04 am »
Getting close now.....

Just got latest progress photo...

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 08:55:29 pm »
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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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 03:21:05 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.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 09:48:29 am »
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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.

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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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2018, 08:21:01 am »
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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