Started by basicitstuff, March 30, 2023, 10:40:53 PM
Quote from: basicitstuff on April 03, 2023, 10:04:22 AMThanks LubOlimex!!I now have seen promising models for the screen enclosure and bottom of the laptop. The bottom part will give us the ability to create more room to maybe add hardware? The laptop might be a bit thicker. I haven a printer that will do 30 by 30 cm, so once I have time I will print and fit the parts.
Quote from: kreyren on April 04, 2023, 01:48:13 AMBtw. Teres-A64 can have HDD if that's desired though the only way to connect it is through USB (like not using the connector, but soldering it to the USB hub, though connector is also an option) including it's limitations on transfer speed.
Quote from: kreyren on April 04, 2023, 01:48:13 AMAdding hardware shouldn't be an issue you just need to locate the appropriate bus pins to add it there (See the documentation for AllWinner A64), the MODs in olimex store should be easy to implement that way, though i proposed adding and edge UEXT connector (https://github.com/OLIMEX/DIY-LAPTOP/issues/55) so that it would just just connecting them without having to solder.
Quote from: basicitstuff on April 04, 2023, 03:37:24 PMSomething like this would be super cool, then I would be able to use a sata ssd! https://www.olimex.com/Products/USB-Modules/USB-SATA/open-source-hardware
Quote from: basicitstuff on April 04, 2023, 03:37:24 PMFor a sata ssd i would need more room in the laptop shell hence the 3d printing.
Quote from: kreyren on April 06, 2023, 03:25:23 AMbetter idea is to wait for TUKHLA (https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/iMX8/IMX8QM-TUKHLA/open-source-hardware) which will have multiple NAND options (so in TB/s transfer speed) or use the eMMC which can theoretically reach up to 150/50 MB/s
Quote from: basicitstuff on April 06, 2023, 12:59:19 PMKreyren,We are talking about 2 paths we could walk. One path is getting the most out of the A64 model and maybe making a revision of the motherboard so it has more options, sata, more ram, replaceable eMMC, splitting io from the mainboard. Not sure if USB 2.0 is somehow available for usb to sata? The other path is the IMX8QM-TUKHLA as a mainboard that you can switch with the current board in de laptop. sata, replaceable eMMC, would be replaced by a m.2 nvme solution I think? splitting io from the mainboard would still be very nice but not super important? More RAM would also be possible I think? 4, 8 and 16GB RAM?
Quote from: kreyren on April 07, 2023, 01:20:49 AMoh and according to the A64 datasheet (http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/A64_Datasheet_V1.1.pdf) it has USB 2.0 (see 2.9) and claims speed of up to 480 Mbps so the SATA might be a good option too