@PINE64 Hm, this is a lot easier than I thought:
- downloaded Armbian, written to SDHC card, booted,
- followed instructions on wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pine
and now:

@BrianA @PINE64 Just trying to get it to do something, and that seems to work ok:

@mike @PINE64 It has 128MB of Ram and a single core ARMv7 CPU, so ... I doubt it.

@linmob That's unfortunate. With a built in mic and speaker, that would be a perfect device for a . I saw the image on the Wiki, and it was the first thing that popped into my head. This device would be PERFECT if it even had the specs of a .


@mike @PINE64 That's right, that would be cool. On the other hand, if you want to, @PINE64 sell SBCs and accessories that make such a device possible, if maybe more clunky than PIneCube, but still.

@linmob Yea, I've been looking to build one as hasn't been the most expedient when it comes to shipping their hardware. I've got a couple Raspberry Pis running around the house, and I've been looking at what it would take to get a decent microphone/speaker combination setup that wouldn't be super weird looking. I'd much rather have something that's decent and integrated, but so far the has been the best thing I've found. Honestly, it works flawlessly as a Mycroft.


@mike @linmob @PINE64 Pi 4B worked great for me - as you say it's the microphone / speaker combo which is an issue if you plan on living with it. Mine ended up looking like an 80s karaoke night

@david Yea, that's really the problem. The devices should blend in and be mostly invisible. They're intended to behave like appliances. You don't want cables running everywhere and stuff poking out all over the place. It should be something self contained and virtually invisible until it's needed. That looks perfect. If only the hardware had a little bit more juice.

@PINE64 @linmob

@linmob @PINE64 Nice to see some pinecube action. i've been thinking of getting one of those. Are you happy with the image quality?

I printed one partially using official solid works files.
I had to trim down a bit some cables for the #PineCUBE to fit well.
I think I'll make a pokeball-like case for it at some point

@linmob @PINE64

Ooooohhhhhh! At last! Some @PINE64 #PineCube info! I desperately want to see if this can be easily brought into @homeassistant / #HomeAssistant! There's been so little info about this project, despite cameras in people's homes and environments being so important to have properly #foss for #privacy and #security reasons.

@Blort @PINE64 @homeassistant Sadly I won't be able to say much about Home Assistant – my home is so tiny, if I had to pick any assistance it would be a robot vacuum or a dish washer. Other than that I am doing my best to keep IoT out of here. :)

@Blort At least getting it setup is easy enough with the Armbian image and the wiki. :)

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