[Arm-netbook] crowdfunding page is live

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Thu Jun 30 16:25:34 BST 2016

crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 29. June 2016 20.35.04 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> the page is now live, and runs till the 26th august.  please do help
>> push that out to as many people as you can, blog about it, etc. we
>> have thinkpenguin writing about it, liliputing is doing an article,
>> i'll create a slashdot article, i'll be in touch with wired later
>> today and so on.
>> https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop
> Congratulations on getting this far!

 thanks paul

> I like the fact that the computer cards are providing 2GB RAM and are thus
> competitive with various other solutions...
> https://wiki.debian.org/CheapServerBoxHardware
> (I would add the EOMA68-A20 card to the list on that page, in combination with
> the Micro-Desktop, but I guess the SATA/Ethernet requirement rules it out for
> the time being: it's a list related to FreedomBox, after all. Maybe a future
> device would manage to get onto such a list, but such lists are obviously not
> the final word on whether an EOMA68-based solution would be usable for that
> particular application.)

 it's a pity that they classify USB-ETH as "toys" directly on that
list.  at some point i'll see a gigabit router done, it'll need to use
MII bit-banging to manage the IC, and one of the ports will need to be
connected via USB-ETH to the EOMA68 card, but it'll do the job.

> I'm inclined to pledge for the Micro-Desktop and EOMA68-A20, but I'd be very
> interested in getting other cards as well, if the ones that were planned
> (jz4775, IC1T) made it onto the bill. The possibility of experimenting with
> different architectures, having a common platform in which to do it, is a
> considerable strength of the EOMA68 concept.

 the ic1t i haven't heard back from them in a while, but the jz4775
looks achievable - i just have to find time to sort out the boot

> Good luck with reaching the target!
> Paul
> P.S. Links for newer readers:
> http://rhombus-tech.net/ingenic/jz4775/
> http://rhombus-tech.net/icubecorp/IC1T/

 appreciated.  btw there's a discussion going on on reddit:

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