@erlend @freedomboxfndn yes, A20-OLinuXino-LIME2 used in Freedombox has native SATA interface and power supply all you need is SATA-CABLE-SET https://www.olimex.com/Products/Components/Cables/SATA-CABLE-SET/ and 2.5" HDD to attach (3.5" is also possible but require additional 12V which LIME2 will not provide and spoils the battery LiPo backup idea
Buy it Now: Pioneer Edition FreedomBox by @olimex
For €82 ($92), you get:
-Computer: LIME2 single-board computer in a CUSTOM metal case
-Storage: 32 GB SD card with FreedomBox pre-installed
-Battery: backup battery which provides 4-5 hours of power
-Cables: ethernet and power cords
TuxCon 2010 soldering workshop was lot of fun, we had massive invasion of kids (4-12 years old) wanting to learn how to solder and they were soldering better than adults! The soldering kits are now available on the web for these who missed TuxCon. https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/tuxcon-2019-soldering-workshop-kits-are-now-on-our-web-for-sale/
All our ESP32 Open Source Hardware boards now have option for External antenna (-EA) more flash (up to 16MB) and Extended temperature range -40+105C for demanding reliable applications https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/esp32-devkit-lipo-esp32-poe-and-esp32-poe-iso-boards-now-have-option-with-external-antenna-and-all-our-esp32-boards-can-be-build-in-extended-temperature-range-40105c-for-demanding-applications/
TuxCon 2019 OSHW FOSS conference is this weekend in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Looking forward to see you here ! https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/tuxcon-2019-is-this-weekend-in-plovdiv/
TuxCon 2019 FOSS/OSHW conference is coming on 8-9 of June in Plovdiv, Looking forward to see you there https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/tuxcon-2019-is-coming-on-8-9-june-in-plovdiv-reserve-these-dates-in-your-agenda-and-we-are-looking-forward-to-see-you-there/
Do-It-Yourself Open Source Digital Scratch Musical Instrument which you can build and impress your friends with your DJ skills :) https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/sc1000-open-source-pocket-size-portable-scratch-digital-instrument-you-can-build-by-yourself-and-impress-your-friends olimex.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/sc1…
Do Allwinner SOC used in OLinuXino Linux boards has back-doors allowing Chinese government to spy on us? https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/how-secure-are-allwinner-soc-we-use-in-our-olinuxino-boards/
Why we have so many OLinuXino Linux SBC with Allwinner SOCs https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/why-we-have-so-many-olinuxino-linux-sbc-with-allwinner-socs/
@Benjaminlj you are selected as our Weekend Discussion winner of Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK! Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org your address so we can send you the prize!
FreedomBox is a tool to easy maintain and administrate set of Open Source Software, targeting privacy. Everything is build on top of GNU/Debian Linux, so if FreedomBox developers decide NextCloud could be included and be part of pre-installed software packages in FreedomBox.
Participate in our Weekend Discussion and you have chance to win one Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK! https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/participate-in-our-weekend-brainstorm-discussion-and-you-have-chance-to-win-pioneer-freedombox-hsk/
Learn to code! Boost your C++ skills! And have fun :-) Our next programming workshop is coming up tomorrow, on 25 April – watch a video to learn about C++ features, then join experienced developers for a chat: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/04/24/next-c-workshop-linked-lists-stack-classes-pqs-and-heaps-25-april-at-1800-utc/
@diegor @telent the difference is that this support is mostly done by Rockchip engineers alone being pushed by Google due to Rockchip SOC use in Chromebooks, Rockchip community is probably x100 times smaller than Linux-Sunxi and if there is issue in most cases you are on your own as the possibility Rockchip to spend resources on your problem if you are not Google is close to zero
@sylveon this is exactly what we proposed to FreedomBox developers and guess what? They said it's in their TODO list :)
@telent we do mostly Allwinner boards as Linux-Sunxi community is biggest and most friendly. Most SOC manufacturers offer same poor Linux support (including Allwinner) all mainline efforts for Allwinner SOCs are done by Linux-Sunxi community. This is the reason we always prefer Allwinner SOC vs others. It makes no sense to make OSHW hardware boards when they will run Linux with Android kernels full of binary blobs.
@bootlin did wonderful job by opening the video decoding drivers for Allwinner VPU https://bootlin.com/blog/allwinner-vpu-main-goals-delivery/ but FreedomBox is not intended to be video player although hardware is capable. GPU in ARM is not used for MPEG decoding.
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