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My campaign is live for the Obsidian , it's the form factor clone running an ESP32 I mentioned a while back.

I've made very quick demos running various hats from and IDE, I'll post some of those later.

crowdsupply.com/thomas-mckahan

Literally got my internet back last night. Only two options in my area, need more competition to help light a fire under these service departments

Just over a day left on my crowd supply campaign, www.crowdsupply.com/thomas-mckahan/obsidian-esp32

The update is stuck in limbo, but by shifting some of the process to my shop (just the ESP32-WROVER-B) I can *significantly* reduce my on-hand inventory costs, so the project is funded pending the update by Crowd Supply. Snag one, they're a lot of fun for hacking, IDE supported, music playing, and I have a hat that supports VGA and PS/2 interfaces using www.FabGLib.com

My DSL was out for 2 days, ATT u-verse tech support is useless, they went from "nothing is wrong" to "We'll have to send someone into your house". I hung up and started researching alternatives when my internet started working again magically.

Just a pretty picture of my board with some RPi hats on it. All the lights made it too shiny to avoid picture taking

Please note this is an untested design so far, I have PCB's in Fab as we speak, but please submit issue reports if you find anything rather than freaking out. 🙂

Campaign for Obsidian underway on Crowdsupply, I put together a hat to support : github.com/singleboardsolution

FabGL is a VGA and PS/2 library for ESP32 with examples ranging from a terminal application to a full GUI (think win 3.x)

fabglib.org/

As will be typical of my work, the board design files are licensed under the CERN OHL.

My campaign is live for the Obsidian , it's the form factor clone running an ESP32 I mentioned a while back.

I've made very quick demos running various hats from and IDE, I'll post some of those later.

crowdsupply.com/thomas-mckahan

Just set up my first SBC in my shed/workshop (15'x14', it falls between the two). Ethernet over power line and it's ready to go.

Used 32" TV soon to be mounted to the wall for a monitor, should be awesome

I've got an Odroid N2 coming in the mail and just received a NanoPi Duo 2, it's Armbian time.

I don't know what it is about blinking lights that is so awesome, but I got the onboard SN3218 to play nice with my board, so verified my I2C and poor skills all at once. For anyone who hasn't tried it, micropython is highly recommended.

I will be raising funds to make a production run of my Rpi-form-factor board via CrowdSupply. The design will be released under CERN OHL 1.2 as soon as I have it stabilized and funded for a run.

crowdsupply.com/thomas-mckahan

Playing with that uncovered a floating ground pad that was masked by shared supply grounds, so that's good

I've made a hardware description file for my board and Ka-Radio32, a nice internet radio setup for ESP32, and honestly the OLED makes me as happy as anything else has...

Now I have to keep from distracting myself and making a radio hat until after I get this one launched/released.

TonyMac32 boosted

21st century rant 

Ordering PCB's from the likes of oshpark or PCBWay has rendered my CNC router obsolete... Now to figure out what to build with it instead...

Looks like 5.2 is going to have panfrost and Lima drivers, as well as corresponding Mesa support. ARM devices are finally getting real graphics support in Linux.

It looks like Plex finally has and Debian packages available, rather than having to strip them from an armel NAS box. I wonder what the performance improvements look like?

Ah, the wonderful activity of troubleshooting a circuit that should work, assuming the black box it's attached to is doing what it's documentation says it does...

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