all fun projects at Olimex Ltd
26 Jun 2015 2 Comments
by OLIMEX Ltd
in Allwinner, ARM, olinuxino, open source, OSHW
Tags: a20, laptop, Open, Source
While waiting Novena to be released some people made their own OSHW Laptops based on A20-OLinuXino-MICRO + LCD-OLinuXino-15.6FHD 1980x1080p Full HD LCD display.
Previous Open Source SMT PCB assembly production :) Next Open Source ESP8266-EVB IoT Firmware initial release is uploaded to GitHub
Jun 26, 2015 @ 17:34:12
Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:40:57
Some crazy idea: laser-cut enclosure could have much better look and feel. And then it is possible to release DXF files so everyone can cut their own enclosure at will. And of course LibreCAD can deal with just some few 2D curves in DXF, so in fact everyone can change it and try to make their own design at quite affordable prices (laser cutting often done for advertising boards, etc so it is a bit more obvious than one can think of).
On side note, it seems KiCad can also generate DXFs accepted by laser cutters from layers, so those preferring KiCad can try this trick, too.
Then it could be fancy idea to put something like 2-3 Olinuxino and connect ’em all through gigabit switch (those who are crazy enough can try to make switch board, some Realtek switches are just some mere QFPs – not a challenge for direct toner transfer gurus at all!). Then one can use xorg’s network transparency to run something like a “distributed computer”. This way it is possible to get many cores, several SATAs and more RAM, keeping various apps on various boards and xferring picture over gigabit net.
I call it “strange ways of doing opensource-friendly computers”. And of course that’s how real geeks are supposed to make their PCs :P.
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