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Re: Anyone working on support for A83 or R8?

On Wed, 5 Jul 2017, John Klos wrote:
Has anyone looked in to supporting the Allwinner R8 in the $9 C.H.I.P. or the Allwinner A83T in the Banana Pi M3?

I don't know but it's a good question since I just got a PocketC.H.I.P. recently to play my Pico-8 games on. Running NetBSD on the PocketC.H.I.P. would be a lot of fun.

I'm not sure about the internals, but the unit's hardware lines are very well documented. I was plesantly surprised at that. It reminds me of the days when you'd buy electronics or computer hardware and you actually got access to technical information (often schematics even!) required to do more with it than just consumerism stuff it came with. The top of my PocketCHIP still has silkscreened headers for I/O pins.

Oh, and they look cool, too.

I remember an incident in which one of my (much) younger brothers thought I'd stole technical documentation from Commodore when he saw Amiga 3000 schematics on my desk. He didn't realize that sort of thing used to be legal before the DCMA and other bright ideas took hold.


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