MickMake

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    MickMake got a reaction from qblueRed42 in The mmBoard   
    Hi guys!
    Thought I'd let you know about a new board that I've just released - called the mmBoard.
    Has all the features that SBC hackers have been wanting, plus more.
     
    https://www.mickmake.com/post/announcing-the-mmboard-a-mickmake-sbc-with-all-the-goodies
     
    Let me know if there's any questions about it. Would be happy to answer them.
     


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    MickMake got a reaction from chwe in The mmBoard   
    Yeah, I was going to go with 10GbE, but it would have set the price too high. :-)
     
     
    Yup, different memory sizes are available. I'll even throw in a free stick of BluTak - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu_Tack.
     
     
     
    Ahem... Well, around 100,000 Argentinian Pesos. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. The exchange rate is pretty good... or was.
     
     
    You gotta love it.
     
     
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    MickMake reacted to Tido in The mmBoard   
    it comes with Arduino Header, but not with RPi-Header (GPIO), or did I get this wrong?
     
    8Gb is a lot and expensive, are different configuration planned and the first Edition is fully equiped?
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    MickMake reacted to zador.blood.stained in The mmBoard   
    It's much easier to make some "reference pictures" using this kind of board as a base than an SBC board.
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    MickMake reacted to eternalWalker in The mmBoard   
    @MickMake, ...little question; ...Price?
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    MickMake reacted to @lex in The mmBoard   
    ... better ask on another thread...
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    MickMake reacted to Tido in The mmBoard   
    ahh, 1 of April
     

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    MickMake reacted to zador.blood.stained in The mmBoard   
    Still not nearly as impressive as the new GPU solutions for Pine64, for people who don't like the Mali 400:


     


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    MickMake reacted to ahrlad in The mmBoard   
    Oh come on, that's just mean
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    MickMake reacted to ahrlad in The mmBoard   
    I don't get it. Wouldn't the 8GB DDR4 alone push the price above Rpi levels? 
     
    Board looks amazing
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    MickMake got a reaction from lanefu in The mmBoard   
    Hi guys!
    Thought I'd let you know about a new board that I've just released - called the mmBoard.
    Has all the features that SBC hackers have been wanting, plus more.
     
    https://www.mickmake.com/post/announcing-the-mmboard-a-mickmake-sbc-with-all-the-goodies
     
    Let me know if there's any questions about it. Would be happy to answer them.
     


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    MickMake got a reaction from lanefu in The mmBoard   
    And for those who prefer a video, you can check out my video here:
     
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    MickMake reacted to Igor in The mmBoard   
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    MickMake reacted to tkaiser in The mmBoard   
    Thank you for providing dev samples already weeks ago. We've been working 24/7 to support this awesome board from day one!
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    MickMake got a reaction from tkaiser in The mmBoard   
    Hi guys!
    Thought I'd let you know about a new board that I've just released - called the mmBoard.
    Has all the features that SBC hackers have been wanting, plus more.
     
    https://www.mickmake.com/post/announcing-the-mmboard-a-mickmake-sbc-with-all-the-goodies
     
    Let me know if there's any questions about it. Would be happy to answer them.
     


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    MickMake got a reaction from pfeerick in Orange Pi Zero You Tube review with Armbian, Dec 17. Cooling, GPIO, MIPI   
    Hi guys,
    It's always tricky doing reviews as things change very quickly. So my initial review concentrates on how quickly an "average Joe" can get their board doing what they want it to do and whether it will actually do it. Then I'll follow up with updates getting into deeper testing.
     
    I don't like companies shoving products to market and expecting the community to pick up the slack. They need to put at least *some* effort into their product aside from hardware design. I bet none of the community has been paid for their efforts, yet the company is reaping the rewards? A lot of effort has been put into Armbian, yet companies like Orange Pi seem to gracefully ignore these efforts. At least some gratitude, (if not financial), would be nice.
     
    The Pine64 was a case in point: I eventually did three reviews on that hoping that things would change, but alas still one primary guy, (longsleep), doing all the hard yards.
     
    Apart from that I like the OPiZ and have a couple of projects in mind for it that the RPiZ won't be able to keep up with.
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    MickMake got a reaction from pfeerick in Orange Pi Zero You Tube review with Armbian, Dec 17. Cooling, GPIO, MIPI   
    Yes, I tend to approach this with a lot of boards, because the average Joe is always on the hunt for something they can use quickly. Most of the time I tend to direct them towards an RPi as a lot of boards don't fit into the "easy" category. As you said the OPiZ is a good example.
     
    From what Igor has said, it seems that they actually have a decent relationship with the hacker community. This is great news. I don't mind a company pushing out boards when the expectation is WYSIWYG...
     
    ... on the other hand companies like the Pine64... Yeah, well. Marketing at its worst, (or best, whichever way you look at it). I have been lead to believe that the original creator of the Pine64 was a decent guy, but he hired a gun slinging marketer who came in blazing. The end result is the mess that we see today.
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    MickMake reacted to Igor in Orange Pi Zero You Tube review with Armbian, Dec 17. Cooling, GPIO, MIPI   
    Me neither. Pine is a typical example. They had relatively good campaign - from marketing perspective, they raised solid money, but their relations with community is failing, like you already discovered. Similar case / attitude is with Sinovoip, while other makers do cooperate with community (not just with us) in a range from solid to very good. Xunlong is among those, even it's one of the smallest company. They are actively listening to our comments, adjust future hardware design, sent boards to developers no questions asked (all other makers too, from obvious reason) and they are the only board maker that actually made some donation in last 3 years since this project exits.
     
    In general, all board vendors provide crappy software support. None is good enough for usage, but some at least work hard on it. I can put Solidrun here as an example. Since Linux is a community project per se, no company can fix their software on their own. No go. SDK, which comes from chip maker, is usually in a terrible state, unfinished, mainline support is usually mostly on community.
     
    Well, at least we have a lot of fun 
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    MickMake reacted to zador.blood.stained in Orange Pi Zero You Tube review with Armbian, Dec 17. Cooling, GPIO, MIPI   
    With this board it's tricky - why would an "average Joe" buy a board with no display output (CVBS requires soldering or making a special cable - so not an option for an "average Joe") in the first place? It can't be a good media player or a desktop replacement, so you'll need to find a good use case to choose it over Orange Pi Lite/One for example.
     
    OK. That's good, because while hardware situation usually doesn't change over time, software will improve and end users need to be aware about that.
     
    As a relatively small Chinese company Xunlong does its best - produces cheap hardware in large quantities and different variations.
     
    Well, just look at Pine64 kickstarter page. I'm sure that if they didn't advertise a development board with smartphone/tablet grade hardware as a "super computer" people would have less problems with current software support.
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    MickMake got a reaction from tkaiser in Orange Pi Zero You Tube review with Armbian, Dec 17. Cooling, GPIO, MIPI   
    Hi guys,
    It's always tricky doing reviews as things change very quickly. So my initial review concentrates on how quickly an "average Joe" can get their board doing what they want it to do and whether it will actually do it. Then I'll follow up with updates getting into deeper testing.
     
    I don't like companies shoving products to market and expecting the community to pick up the slack. They need to put at least *some* effort into their product aside from hardware design. I bet none of the community has been paid for their efforts, yet the company is reaping the rewards? A lot of effort has been put into Armbian, yet companies like Orange Pi seem to gracefully ignore these efforts. At least some gratitude, (if not financial), would be nice.
     
    The Pine64 was a case in point: I eventually did three reviews on that hoping that things would change, but alas still one primary guy, (longsleep), doing all the hard yards.
     
    Apart from that I like the OPiZ and have a couple of projects in mind for it that the RPiZ won't be able to keep up with.