Thanks for the summary: Ok, so is there any over-the-counter GPIO Power Supplies that one can purchase ?, -instead of me trying to make my own plug-n-pray one. By "filtered" power supply does that mean a switching power supply.? Not to mention the plethora of other glaring issues with this ASUS Tinker Board, <- can u believe it "Asus" -you'd think they knew how to make boards by now eh. Or, (being a new user to SBC), should I wait for the Tinker 2 Board, when hopefully everything should be fixed?. Thanks for any advice folks.