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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from gounthar in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    Just to give you a realistic idea of total you may spend. at least $35 to 50 if you shop around  and be patient, possibly up to $70 or more if you just don't want to wait and haggle so much.
     
    So aside from the board you buy,

     
     
     
    you may want/need any one of these or similiar.. daughter board for the ops slot.
     


     
     
    and that oddly hard to find barrel jack adapter pin *top row, last tip on the right)..
     

     
     
     
    or if somehow you get lucky and find something like this ops adapter kit, it has ops powered cooling fans, proper voltage/amp for ops device power adapter, and ops daughtercard all contained inside it and each functioned separately when disassembled.
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Here is the usb uart I have at the moment. Haven't gotten to use either of them yet so this could take a bit for me to update on the debug logs.
     
     

     
     
     
    Would be nice if anyone else wanted to see what else can be done armbian or otherwise with these boards.
     
    Am70 and am40 or am50 i can confirm boot to the operating systems all without an expensive smart board.
     
    but yes you will need one or two of the things I have listed above to get the hdmi and or power going on them correctly on a normal or touch hdmi display. and a power switch more than likely. i used one off an old dekstop
     
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    bubbadestroy reacted to stut in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    You make a good point! I will contact some of these sellers and offer them a low amount. It will be a nice device to learn and tinker with and it shouldn't be too difficult to hunt down a SDK for this somehow somewhere. Which might make it easier to get Armbian on this. This box could make a nice little router or access point or something. I'm mostly sold on the form factor to be honest. I got a weak spot for these kind of boxes. I hope I can get my hands on one or two at a nice price. 
     
    As for your power bill, I charge powerbanks using one of those 'camping' solar panels and use those powerbansk to run sbc's on. During day time the pass trough charging makes sure all the banks are filling up and at night there's enough juice left to last all night. And to be honest my main sbc doesn't take much at all. I have a bunch of NanoPi NEO2 boards and as Pihole or little webserver they're usually under 100ma at 5v. Very very little.
     
    You could also get one of those chargers they had for the OLPC laptops. They have this foot pedal or crank to generate power. Charge powerbanks with it that are powering your sbc, or build your own desk 

     
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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from stut in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    you'd be supprised at how the asking price and market value can find a reasonable middle ground with a reasonablely low offer on technology. because the supported hardware/software revision has expired anyhow (EOL); i believe any open pluggable specification device pre 2017 are about (less) as useful as my virtualboy or sega saturn was at its EOL as far as market value is concerned.  
     
    i imagine if they ask more than $50-70 the seller better verify from buyer and seller should confirm its not EOL, is  model 2017+  new or used with all parts in working order.. and boots to an OS... otherwise it needs to be relisted as for parts only and gfl.
     
    -phew. my 2-or-more-bits oppionion anyhow
     
     
    on topic;
     
    thank you, and I will give a legitimate attempt to bub my way through flashing armbian to this board!
     
     
     
     
    till then I had better mention a few important things; some of which have may already been said multiple times by myself or others, on forum or otherwise
     
     
    # disclaimer and acknowledgement
    # I claim no rights to inventing, development, safe practices or translation iterization utilization or any other legal shit that hoes on, on this device, reference, or any other planet.
    #this disclaimer is possibly the only thing i take responsiblilty for, so if any system, ANY system breaks down, welcome to the club, bubba destroy  alot of stuff for hobby and educational purposes only.
    #if it armbian made, old new borrowed or dissassembled, I will share the knowledge and credit source to those who are due credit as best as possible.
     
    #any the unlikely event of any new software or hardware  developed unless otherwise mentioned specifically as my own creation is purely by a miracle circumstance and sheer brute force plug it in till it works or breaks method.
     
    # peer sharing is awesome, bright red blood makes the green grass grow, and always remember to spay and tutor your pests.
     
    supporting original content creators and future makers is probably a really good thing.  money is a tool for helping many people create something together, so use it intelligently once in a while.
     
    Which reminds me, all shit costs electricity.
    i gotta go invest in a hamster wheel and hamster army to power this experiment. thats what i would say anyway, if i was the boss of anything.
     
     
     
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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from gounthar in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    It arrived!
    This is going to be a non-professional tear-down and quite a WIP!
     
    The intent of posting this up was not just to show off a cheaply found / obscurely deployed rk3399 board, but to possibly open development using Armbian.
    If possible, boards like this and other hidden gems that might pop out of the woodwork as we may find them may come with amazing things only found at usually outrageous prices  for the business market.
     
    As I found this, it was intended to be a $400-600 DIGITAL SIGNAGE MODULE sold to education private and public I suppose. For one reason or another the modules themselves are being sold near mint, at anywhere from $40-100. A fair price for something that is just parts at worst. Still, the hope and GOAL here is to attempt as much hillbilly hackery as possible to see what else can be done, and armbian seems to be the most hopeful solution for an OS.
     
    Any suggestions are welcome, technical, critical, or otherwise that might improve interest as such;  BUBBA proudly present and DESTROY
    smart technologies am40 rk3399 module - now with more pie and banna!
     
     
    Technical Stuff
     
    guideam40installv31aug17.pdf - The manual that comes with the module product new in box. It also requires a smart tv with touch capability to insert it into. I would rather install a 3rd party touch screen such as raspberry pi 7-10 inch touch screens like any normal rk3399 sbc..
     
    For now however, I've attached the "module" to something more familiar, pictured here:
     


     
     
    comparisoniqappliances.pdf
     
    Comparison of the different modules you may find for various prices with a similar chip-set. The am50 do look cool, but Bubba can't find one priced to destroy.
     
    Photos:
    sorry for the terrible camera filter I had on. posted anyhow to show general size of board. surprised it 1 pound!
     
    Front - with added 1 antenna (can have 2)

     
    Rear - Serial Port (including power) aka: Open Plug-gable Specification

     
    Side - Service Switch (used for booting operating system of SD I believe, hope for armbian)

     
     
    Inside:
    "disclosure fitting for rockchip"
     
    Bubba am not certified to do anything except destroy. To give you an idea, Bubba had to carry a rock to tech school during basic electronic week for dumb as rock answer. A week how long it took to realize there's rocks everywhere and Bub didn't have to carry a rock for  a week in the first place!
     
    Anyone who already didn't know, (me had to research) the Rockchip that's not under the heat-sink is : RK808 is a complete power supply solution for Portable systems. The highly integrated device includes four buck DC-DC converters, eight high performance ldos, two low Rds switches, I2C interface, programmable power sequencing and an RTC.
     
    Have yet to remove the heat sink, its a beast now that I think about it.. I'll put my m4 on top of it for a comparison photo later.
     
     
    Nomenclature

    Heatsink HEATSINK!
    RK808-D

    UART Debug and logic levels

    RTL8822BE removable

    "service switch" labled ADB

     
     
    Power I/O
    seemed hidden by chasis housing, Bubba destroy a hole into it later for easy access

     
    From these photos, does anyone know if this is a carrier or dev board native to any Armbian already supports? Thoughts, corrections, and feedback are welcome.
     
     
    Destroy with caution!
     
     
     

     
    This was tricky. The board was free of all mounting, except the adhesive around the front pannel jacks. Bubba destroy carefully here
     

     

     
     
                 

     

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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from gounthar in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    SMART AM40 iQ Appliance
    P/N: 1031572
    Model: UGK-AM40-EDU | EWY1-AM40-EDU | EWY2-AM40-EDU
     
    Processor            RK3399, Dual-core A72+Quad-core A53, 64 bits, 2GHz
    Memory              4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
    Storage 32 GB eMMC 5.1
    Wireless technology       Bluetooth 4.1
    802.11A/B/G/N/Ac
    Capture options               Establish a Bluetooth wireless connection with a supported mobile device
    Connectors         HDMI 1.4 (1920 × 1080) output for external monitor
    USB 3.0 Type-A (×2)
    RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
     
     
     
    --Update--
    For device tear-down and technical sheets included in package - SEE SECOND POST
     
    Reference links posted at bottom are sourced as I dig up more details that may be useful . It looks like the power will have to be supplied via gpio as far as I can tell.. The official documentation and fccid technical orders refer to the Headless SBC / Module what have you; as an "IQ Appliance".  Tagged 'grep' for control/command function searching through fccid or other official documentation) Otherwise found simply as AM40 rk3399 or AM40 iq on google/other engines  
     
    --AM40 iQ - Anyone seen or attempted armbian on something similar?--
     
    Figured this forum may be one of the few places that might appreciate and see what I first saw.
    So if anyone might have an idea where to proceed with a possible hidden gem like this..
     
    I picked it up for reasonable price a quite a bit LESS than current nanopi m4 cost  the other night. Can't say quite yet if it will be a useless paperweight, or a diamond in the rockchip. heh.
    As soon as it arrives I intend on seeing what kind of hac.. err educational research can be done to place Armbian on it eventually over its intended OS. There seems to be a service switch that is used on other models to allow intel modules and windows OS. The form factor seems to be carrier board size, so here's hoping for that switch to be more open to source than intended for this particular model.
     
    It's just something about the specs on it raised an eyebrow, yea? And the case it comes with is pretty solid compared to the shit, err, other case and fan combos you normally see.. That alone..
     
    I didn't see any tear-down from the ffcid schematics available to the public, possibly because it sold as an education exclusive device to school system.
    If anyone here shows interest, I'd be glad to do a tear-down (bubba do like destroy) and share it with the RK3399 community.
     
    -Follow up-
    Regarding cost. I paid somewhere under $50. If anyone else considers it, I suggest you be firm with the seller, and make an offer that is well under what they're going to be asking.
    Reason to be a cheapskate on these things? Well..
     
    1. Likely these were paid for by government tax funds for schools. Or written off as a privately owned business cost anyhow, which means someone like us already helped pay for them.. In the form of tax or tax return budget allotted to business owners.
     
    2. Considering I'm not even sure if its possible to power on so simply without gpio testing or a breakout wizard beard
     
    3. Cause we can build this things ourselves already for under $100 easily. So yea don't pay something more than that, even brand new for sure!
     
    Open Power Specification and 2 pins in the back is all I see so far.
     
    Ebay:
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMART-Model-AM40-Part-Number-1029788-Rev-07-No-Antennae-Very-Good-Condition/174156468137?hash=item288c88cfa9:g:DvwAAOSwCRVdcQyW
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SMART-iQ-Appliance-AM40-Education-Digital-Signage-Player-Rockchip-RK3399/173853101572?hash=item287a73ce04:g:AccAAOSwaAlccc2l
     
     
    Manufacturer Reference:
    https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/specifications/am40.cshtml

    https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/iq-appliance-connectors.cshtml
     
    FCCID Technical Orders: doesn't seem to have its own nomenclature listing however, it is referenced in great detail its carrier device (an over priced touch screen)
    sourced for IMPORTANT notes before any reversing or mod attempt at introducing hardware compatible touch screen, PSU, OPS (serial) etc

     
     
    user manual control/command function search 'grep AM40'
     
    FCC ID QCIIDS665P1
    QCI-IDS665P1, QCI IDS665P1, QCIIDS665P1, QCIIDS665PI, QCI1DS665P1, QCIID5665P1, QCIIDS66SP1, QC11DS665P1, OCIIDS665P1, 0CIIDS665P1
    SMART Technologies Inc. SMART Board 6000S and 6000S Pro Series Interactive Displays IDS665P1
    SMART LCD Monitor SBID-6065S, IDS665-1
    Smartboard Interactive Display 6000S / Pro SBID-6265S, SBID-6275S, SBID-6265S-PW, SBID-6275S-PW
     
    https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1
    https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1/Users-Manual/User-Manual-4554712
     
     
    FCC ID QCI7086
    QCI-7086, QCI 7086, QCI7086, QCI7O86, QC17086, OCI7086, 0CI7086
    SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7086
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/User-Manual/Users-Manual-3626573
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3626563
     
     
    user manual control/command function search 'grep iQ appliance'
     
    FCC ID QCI7000
    QCI-7000, QCI 7000, QCI7000, QCI7OOO, QC17000, OCI7000, 0CI7000
    SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7000
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7000
    https://fccid.io/QCI7000/Users-Manual/user-manual-3417295
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3417295
     
     
    OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification  Serial (40 pin) Seria(40 pin) = OPS (80 pin
    *note, not sure exactly if this is the way to go, but closest I could find for now to adapt the OPS interface
     
    manufacturers "support" forum search regarding ops
    https://community.smarttech.com/s/global-search/OPS?language=en_US
     
     
    A Challenger Appears
    https://hackaday.io/project/20193-open-pluggable-specification-breakout-board
     
    https://www.digikey.com.au/products/en/connectors-interconnects/rectangular-board-to-board-connectors-arrays-edge-type-mezzanine/308?k=tx24&k=&pkeyword=tx24&s=54162&pv1989=0&FV=ffe00134&mnonly=0&newproducts=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&quantity=0&ptm=0&fid=0&pageSize=25
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification
    potentially an inconvenient convenience.  (hdmi,usb,rj45 and etc..) to make the platform a module.
    imagine your favorite usb to serial, or whatever favorite debugging i/o.  Now, chop off the USB part, and replace it with this. heres hoping those 2 pins are simple logic level voltage and ground

     
    Service Switch:
    Possibly switches between EMMC and SD Boot? May be interesting

     
     
    TLDR;
    possibly epic fail or epic win
    used condition: metal case / fan / rk3399 / 4GBDDR3 / 32GB EMMC

     
    vs
     
    NanoPi M4 Metal Case w/ Cooling Fan 
    $30 to $45
     

     

     
    Metal Case with Cooling Fan and
    RK3399/4GBDDR3/32GB eMMC
    $35 to $100
     

     

     

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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from legogris in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    SMART AM40 iQ Appliance
    P/N: 1031572
    Model: UGK-AM40-EDU | EWY1-AM40-EDU | EWY2-AM40-EDU
     
    Processor            RK3399, Dual-core A72+Quad-core A53, 64 bits, 2GHz
    Memory              4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
    Storage 32 GB eMMC 5.1
    Wireless technology       Bluetooth 4.1
    802.11A/B/G/N/Ac
    Capture options               Establish a Bluetooth wireless connection with a supported mobile device
    Connectors         HDMI 1.4 (1920 × 1080) output for external monitor
    USB 3.0 Type-A (×2)
    RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
     
     
     
    --Update--
    For device tear-down and technical sheets included in package - SEE SECOND POST
     
    Reference links posted at bottom are sourced as I dig up more details that may be useful . It looks like the power will have to be supplied via gpio as far as I can tell.. The official documentation and fccid technical orders refer to the Headless SBC / Module what have you; as an "IQ Appliance".  Tagged 'grep' for control/command function searching through fccid or other official documentation) Otherwise found simply as AM40 rk3399 or AM40 iq on google/other engines  
     
    --AM40 iQ - Anyone seen or attempted armbian on something similar?--
     
    Figured this forum may be one of the few places that might appreciate and see what I first saw.
    So if anyone might have an idea where to proceed with a possible hidden gem like this..
     
    I picked it up for reasonable price a quite a bit LESS than current nanopi m4 cost  the other night. Can't say quite yet if it will be a useless paperweight, or a diamond in the rockchip. heh.
    As soon as it arrives I intend on seeing what kind of hac.. err educational research can be done to place Armbian on it eventually over its intended OS. There seems to be a service switch that is used on other models to allow intel modules and windows OS. The form factor seems to be carrier board size, so here's hoping for that switch to be more open to source than intended for this particular model.
     
    It's just something about the specs on it raised an eyebrow, yea? And the case it comes with is pretty solid compared to the shit, err, other case and fan combos you normally see.. That alone..
     
    I didn't see any tear-down from the ffcid schematics available to the public, possibly because it sold as an education exclusive device to school system.
    If anyone here shows interest, I'd be glad to do a tear-down (bubba do like destroy) and share it with the RK3399 community.
     
    -Follow up-
    Regarding cost. I paid somewhere under $50. If anyone else considers it, I suggest you be firm with the seller, and make an offer that is well under what they're going to be asking.
    Reason to be a cheapskate on these things? Well..
     
    1. Likely these were paid for by government tax funds for schools. Or written off as a privately owned business cost anyhow, which means someone like us already helped pay for them.. In the form of tax or tax return budget allotted to business owners.
     
    2. Considering I'm not even sure if its possible to power on so simply without gpio testing or a breakout wizard beard
     
    3. Cause we can build this things ourselves already for under $100 easily. So yea don't pay something more than that, even brand new for sure!
     
    Open Power Specification and 2 pins in the back is all I see so far.
     
    Ebay:
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMART-Model-AM40-Part-Number-1029788-Rev-07-No-Antennae-Very-Good-Condition/174156468137?hash=item288c88cfa9:g:DvwAAOSwCRVdcQyW
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SMART-iQ-Appliance-AM40-Education-Digital-Signage-Player-Rockchip-RK3399/173853101572?hash=item287a73ce04:g:AccAAOSwaAlccc2l
     
     
    Manufacturer Reference:
    https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/specifications/am40.cshtml

    https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/iq-appliance-connectors.cshtml
     
    FCCID Technical Orders: doesn't seem to have its own nomenclature listing however, it is referenced in great detail its carrier device (an over priced touch screen)
    sourced for IMPORTANT notes before any reversing or mod attempt at introducing hardware compatible touch screen, PSU, OPS (serial) etc

     
     
    user manual control/command function search 'grep AM40'
     
    FCC ID QCIIDS665P1
    QCI-IDS665P1, QCI IDS665P1, QCIIDS665P1, QCIIDS665PI, QCI1DS665P1, QCIID5665P1, QCIIDS66SP1, QC11DS665P1, OCIIDS665P1, 0CIIDS665P1
    SMART Technologies Inc. SMART Board 6000S and 6000S Pro Series Interactive Displays IDS665P1
    SMART LCD Monitor SBID-6065S, IDS665-1
    Smartboard Interactive Display 6000S / Pro SBID-6265S, SBID-6275S, SBID-6265S-PW, SBID-6275S-PW
     
    https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1
    https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1/Users-Manual/User-Manual-4554712
     
     
    FCC ID QCI7086
    QCI-7086, QCI 7086, QCI7086, QCI7O86, QC17086, OCI7086, 0CI7086
    SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7086
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/User-Manual/Users-Manual-3626573
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3626563
     
     
    user manual control/command function search 'grep iQ appliance'
     
    FCC ID QCI7000
    QCI-7000, QCI 7000, QCI7000, QCI7OOO, QC17000, OCI7000, 0CI7000
    SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7000
     
    https://fccid.io/QCI7000
    https://fccid.io/QCI7000/Users-Manual/user-manual-3417295
    https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3417295
     
     
    OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification  Serial (40 pin) Seria(40 pin) = OPS (80 pin
    *note, not sure exactly if this is the way to go, but closest I could find for now to adapt the OPS interface
     
    manufacturers "support" forum search regarding ops
    https://community.smarttech.com/s/global-search/OPS?language=en_US
     
     
    A Challenger Appears
    https://hackaday.io/project/20193-open-pluggable-specification-breakout-board
     
    https://www.digikey.com.au/products/en/connectors-interconnects/rectangular-board-to-board-connectors-arrays-edge-type-mezzanine/308?k=tx24&k=&pkeyword=tx24&s=54162&pv1989=0&FV=ffe00134&mnonly=0&newproducts=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&quantity=0&ptm=0&fid=0&pageSize=25
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification
    potentially an inconvenient convenience.  (hdmi,usb,rj45 and etc..) to make the platform a module.
    imagine your favorite usb to serial, or whatever favorite debugging i/o.  Now, chop off the USB part, and replace it with this. heres hoping those 2 pins are simple logic level voltage and ground

     
    Service Switch:
    Possibly switches between EMMC and SD Boot? May be interesting

     
     
    TLDR;
    possibly epic fail or epic win
    used condition: metal case / fan / rk3399 / 4GBDDR3 / 32GB EMMC

     
    vs
     
    NanoPi M4 Metal Case w/ Cooling Fan 
    $30 to $45
     

     

     
    Metal Case with Cooling Fan and
    RK3399/4GBDDR3/32GB eMMC
    $35 to $100
     

     

     

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    bubbadestroy reacted to JMCC in [Development] RK3399 media script   
    THE MEDIA SCRIPT IS DEPRECATED, IN FAVOR OF THE LEGACY MULTIMEDIA INTEGRATION. PLEASE REFER TO THIS TOPIC:
     
    So finally we have the first version of:
    The UN-official, UN-supported, etc...
    RK3399 MEDIA TESTING SCRIPT
     
    This is the first release of the RK3399 media testing script. The script provides a functionality similar to its RK3288 equivalent:
    Installing all the libraries and system configurations necessary for GPU accelerated X desktop, Chromium WebGL, full VPU video play acceleration up to 4k@60 10-bit HEVC (the maximum supported by the SoC), and GLES 3.2 / OpenCL 1.2 support. Three video players supporting full VPU acceleration (RKMPP) and KMS display (GBM or a X11 DRM "hack", as described by the authors), namely: MPV, Gstreamer and Kodi. Two example programs using the OpenCL functionality: Examples form the Arm Compute Library, and a GPU crypto miner (an old version, but small and simple). A library that will act as an OpenGL to OpenGL-ES wrapper, allowing you to run programs that use OpenGL 1.5-2.0. Two additional features, that have no big interest from the Armbian development prospective, but I find them interesting to play with:  Chromium browser with support for Flash and DRM-protected commercial web video streaming (tested with Amazon Prime, should also work with Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and a simple Pulseaudio GTK equalizer using LADSPA.  
    Here is a more thorough documentation:
     
    >>> DOWNLOAD LINK <<<
     
    Prerequisites:
    You need a fresh Armbian Bionic desktop image with legacy kernel installed.  
    Instructions:
    Download the file above Untar it: tar xvf media-rk3399_*.txz cd media-script ./media-rk3399.sh  
    Notes:
    This script is not officially supported by the Armbian project. It is just a community effort to help the development of the main build, by experimenting with a possible implementation of the media capabilities of this particular SoC. Therefore, questions about the script should not be laid out as support requests, but as commentaries or community peer-to-peer assistance. That being said, all commentaries/suggestions/corrections are very welcome. In the same way, I will do my best to help solve any difficulty that may arise regarding the script.  
    Enjoy!
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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from aaditya in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    It arrived!
    This is going to be a non-professional tear-down and quite a WIP!
     
    The intent of posting this up was not just to show off a cheaply found / obscurely deployed rk3399 board, but to possibly open development using Armbian.
    If possible, boards like this and other hidden gems that might pop out of the woodwork as we may find them may come with amazing things only found at usually outrageous prices  for the business market.
     
    As I found this, it was intended to be a $400-600 DIGITAL SIGNAGE MODULE sold to education private and public I suppose. For one reason or another the modules themselves are being sold near mint, at anywhere from $40-100. A fair price for something that is just parts at worst. Still, the hope and GOAL here is to attempt as much hillbilly hackery as possible to see what else can be done, and armbian seems to be the most hopeful solution for an OS.
     
    Any suggestions are welcome, technical, critical, or otherwise that might improve interest as such;  BUBBA proudly present and DESTROY
    smart technologies am40 rk3399 module - now with more pie and banna!
     
     
    Technical Stuff
     
    guideam40installv31aug17.pdf - The manual that comes with the module product new in box. It also requires a smart tv with touch capability to insert it into. I would rather install a 3rd party touch screen such as raspberry pi 7-10 inch touch screens like any normal rk3399 sbc..
     
    For now however, I've attached the "module" to something more familiar, pictured here:
     


     
     
    comparisoniqappliances.pdf
     
    Comparison of the different modules you may find for various prices with a similar chip-set. The am50 do look cool, but Bubba can't find one priced to destroy.
     
    Photos:
    sorry for the terrible camera filter I had on. posted anyhow to show general size of board. surprised it 1 pound!
     
    Front - with added 1 antenna (can have 2)

     
    Rear - Serial Port (including power) aka: Open Plug-gable Specification

     
    Side - Service Switch (used for booting operating system of SD I believe, hope for armbian)

     
     
    Inside:
    "disclosure fitting for rockchip"
     
    Bubba am not certified to do anything except destroy. To give you an idea, Bubba had to carry a rock to tech school during basic electronic week for dumb as rock answer. A week how long it took to realize there's rocks everywhere and Bub didn't have to carry a rock for  a week in the first place!
     
    Anyone who already didn't know, (me had to research) the Rockchip that's not under the heat-sink is : RK808 is a complete power supply solution for Portable systems. The highly integrated device includes four buck DC-DC converters, eight high performance ldos, two low Rds switches, I2C interface, programmable power sequencing and an RTC.
     
    Have yet to remove the heat sink, its a beast now that I think about it.. I'll put my m4 on top of it for a comparison photo later.
     
     
    Nomenclature

    Heatsink HEATSINK!
    RK808-D

    UART Debug and logic levels

    RTL8822BE removable

    "service switch" labled ADB

     
     
    Power I/O
    seemed hidden by chasis housing, Bubba destroy a hole into it later for easy access

     
    From these photos, does anyone know if this is a carrier or dev board native to any Armbian already supports? Thoughts, corrections, and feedback are welcome.
     
     
    Destroy with caution!
     
     
     

     
    This was tricky. The board was free of all mounting, except the adhesive around the front pannel jacks. Bubba destroy carefully here
     

     

     
     
                 

     

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    bubbadestroy got a reaction from TRS-80 in RK3399 -Smart Technologies AM40 iQ "Module"   
    It arrived!
    This is going to be a non-professional tear-down and quite a WIP!
     
    The intent of posting this up was not just to show off a cheaply found / obscurely deployed rk3399 board, but to possibly open development using Armbian.
    If possible, boards like this and other hidden gems that might pop out of the woodwork as we may find them may come with amazing things only found at usually outrageous prices  for the business market.
     
    As I found this, it was intended to be a $400-600 DIGITAL SIGNAGE MODULE sold to education private and public I suppose. For one reason or another the modules themselves are being sold near mint, at anywhere from $40-100. A fair price for something that is just parts at worst. Still, the hope and GOAL here is to attempt as much hillbilly hackery as possible to see what else can be done, and armbian seems to be the most hopeful solution for an OS.
     
    Any suggestions are welcome, technical, critical, or otherwise that might improve interest as such;  BUBBA proudly present and DESTROY
    smart technologies am40 rk3399 module - now with more pie and banna!
     
     
    Technical Stuff
     
    guideam40installv31aug17.pdf - The manual that comes with the module product new in box. It also requires a smart tv with touch capability to insert it into. I would rather install a 3rd party touch screen such as raspberry pi 7-10 inch touch screens like any normal rk3399 sbc..
     
    For now however, I've attached the "module" to something more familiar, pictured here:
     


     
     
    comparisoniqappliances.pdf
     
    Comparison of the different modules you may find for various prices with a similar chip-set. The am50 do look cool, but Bubba can't find one priced to destroy.
     
    Photos:
    sorry for the terrible camera filter I had on. posted anyhow to show general size of board. surprised it 1 pound!
     
    Front - with added 1 antenna (can have 2)

     
    Rear - Serial Port (including power) aka: Open Plug-gable Specification

     
    Side - Service Switch (used for booting operating system of SD I believe, hope for armbian)

     
     
    Inside:
    "disclosure fitting for rockchip"
     
    Bubba am not certified to do anything except destroy. To give you an idea, Bubba had to carry a rock to tech school during basic electronic week for dumb as rock answer. A week how long it took to realize there's rocks everywhere and Bub didn't have to carry a rock for  a week in the first place!
     
    Anyone who already didn't know, (me had to research) the Rockchip that's not under the heat-sink is : RK808 is a complete power supply solution for Portable systems. The highly integrated device includes four buck DC-DC converters, eight high performance ldos, two low Rds switches, I2C interface, programmable power sequencing and an RTC.
     
    Have yet to remove the heat sink, its a beast now that I think about it.. I'll put my m4 on top of it for a comparison photo later.
     
     
    Nomenclature

    Heatsink HEATSINK!
    RK808-D

    UART Debug and logic levels

    RTL8822BE removable

    "service switch" labled ADB

     
     
    Power I/O
    seemed hidden by chasis housing, Bubba destroy a hole into it later for easy access

     
    From these photos, does anyone know if this is a carrier or dev board native to any Armbian already supports? Thoughts, corrections, and feedback are welcome.
     
     
    Destroy with caution!
     
     
     

     
    This was tricky. The board was free of all mounting, except the adhesive around the front pannel jacks. Bubba destroy carefully here
     

     

     
     
                 

     

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