[Arm-netbook] early access EOMA68 to hardware for parabola ARM maintainers?
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Jun 21 20:26:46 BST 2017
On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Andreas Grapentin
<andreas at grapentin.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:43:07PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> [...] it's $USD 2000 a time or so to make 10
>> samples. i have 9 available working 2.7.4 samples and 9 microdesktop
>> v1.7 pcbs.
> So it's 200 $USD for one card plus microdesktop pcb?
yyyeah roughly. i forget how much the microdesktop samples were but
it's nothing like the cost of the A20 samples. DHL will be... $50
maybe $70, i'll look it up.
> That is manageable.
> Let me know where I should transfer the money and I will do that ASAP.
>> if you have a usb-to-uart (usual FT232 thing will do) and
>> a soldering iron that would help.
> yup, plenty of those around.
awesome. one less thing for me to do. i'll take a photo so you have
the pinouts. just fyi if you look at the microdesktop longways with
the 20-pin 2.54mm DIL nearest to you and left-right it's GND in the
front right corner then TX/RX to the left of those, i forget which is
>> also if you can arrange pickup (e.g. DHL) that would be really
> I am not sure what that entails - could you elaborate? I was assuming
> the card would just be shipped to my home address. I am not familiar
> with dhl pickup, and a quick search didn't produce anything useful.
google "DHL scheduled pickup taiwan":
mm.... depending on the bank account i might be able to just arrange
shipping: i'll have to talk to my partner to find out which bank
account has a means and method of paying DHL.
>> very important: i will mark them as "sample of negligeable value" on
>> the cards themselves and on the customs form.
> good, let's see how that goes. I'm consistently having trouble with
> packages that go through customs; must be on some kind of watchlist.
if you're receiving a lot of stuff, regularly, and it's not a
business address then yeah they might get edgy. that being the case
it might be better to use Fedex. Fedex are much better: they handle
customs payment on your behalf and make damn sure to actually do what
they promise: deliver on time.
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