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I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself.

I wanted to play with the board and see whether I could do some home automation kind of stuff or make my Traxxas X-maxx smart. There are three editions of PINE64: 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB RAM, and I ordered the 512MB version.

The PINE64 is almost twice as big as the Raspberry Pi 2 (Figure 1), so it’s not as compact as I expected. Still, it’s a good size for a whole range of projects.
I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself.
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10 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi http://flip.it/7Ji-3
The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering.
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My bad. I've just seen that VoCore is the first one in this list :)
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Another disk server!
 
Possibly the biggest, badest retro disk server is Drivewire 4, (originally to serve disks for the Tandy Color Computer.) It's written in Java and serves far more than just disk. It can take about anything that's a serial data stream and serve it to its client. MIDI, telnet, printer... And of course, disk.

This one took a little fiddling to make it work on CHIP. The full SWT GUI in Drivewire 4 seems to have issues on CHIP, so the config.xml has to be edited by hand to specify DeviceType as "serial" and SerialDevice as "/dev/ttyUSB0"

(Basically use the Raspberry PI instructions for CHIP :)

Drivewire fortunately also has a lightweight GUI built-in so once the serial port specifics are good the liteui is sufficient.

As far as the SWT issues go, I think it needs a file called swt-pi.jar to complete the SWT to GTK interface. I've found instructions on building this jar (step 1: install eclipse. Nope.) but nowhere it can just be downloaded.
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SBCs supporting retro computers.
 
One great use for a tiny SBC like CHIP is a disk server for obsolete but well loved machines. The TRS-80 Model 100, for instance. The Model 100's most popular disk drive was an intelligent drive called the Tandy Portable Disk Drive (PDD). The Desklink Plus PDD server is written in C and compiles and runs and runs flawlessly on the CHIP.

There is also the LaddieAlpha PDD server but that requires the Mono runtime which I haven't installed yet.
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I'm silly, I forgot that DL Plus and LaddieAlpha are actually at http://bitchin100.com/
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I can now develop for my Arduino... on my CHIP. :-)
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It's fun to see how nowadays you can have a $8 computer with Wi-Fi, that does (maybe more slowly) what a normal computer does. Raspberry Pi Zero would also be interesting, if they did have a minimum stock allowing a decent number of people to buy it. Also Orange Pi has developed several boards around $10 (One, PC and the Wi-Fi OPI-Lite, that we'll soon feature here on Google+). Nobody would have thought of this five years ago. I remember that before Raspberry Pi, the only development boards available were about $150, and had very limited power. But, honestly, I wouldn't have expected these boards to be so cheap. And some people built clusters with big quantities of these boards. Impressive.
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Here's something different, an SBC designed specifically to run the Oberon operating system. 
To get started with this blank [[TiddlyWiki]], you'll need to modify the following tiddlers: * [[SiteTitle]] & [[SiteSubtitle]]: The title and subtitle of the site, as shown above (after saving, they will also appear in the browser title bar) * [[MainMenu]]: The menu (usually on the left) ...
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+Jonathan Herr​ thanks for the warning. :-(
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Not in love with the Raspberry PI 3. Had it up maybe an hour before I managed to hose the raspian install, and of course that meant noobs wanted to download it. Yeah, not downloading a Gig at 25Kps. That's why I got the fancy kit with a configured sdcard in the first place.

And while it was up, it made me really mad. It was plugged into a perfectly good 100Mbit Ethernet, but instead of that it was insisting that it just HAD to use the wifi.

Plus one of the big reasons I wanted a PI is that I want to see RISCOS. Guess what OS the PI3 can't run without a lot of hacking? :-(

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I just let mine try to do wifi, but have the Ethernet as the connection it is using. There is a Slackware release for it. Still, some distros want you to do too much with the gui and assume too much about what you want to do
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Another $8 SBC...
 
The NanoPi NEO is another fun board developed by FriendlyARM for makers, hobbyists and fans and costs $8. It is based on Allwinner H3, Quad-core Cortex-A7 Up to 1.2GHz and comes with DDR3 RAM: 256MB/512MB versions and USB and Ethernet connectivity. NanoPi NEO is an $8 Ubuntu board – [Link] RELATED POSTS22 October, 2012 Cubieboard:Read More
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Possibly the biggest, badest retro disk server is Drivewire 4, (originally to serve disks for the Tandy Color Computer.) It's written in Java and serves far more than just disk. It can take about anything that's a serial data stream and serve it to its client. MIDI, telnet, printer... And of course, disk.

This one took a little fiddling to make it work on CHIP. The full SWT GUI in Drivewire 4 seems to have issues on CHIP, so the config.xml has to be edited by hand to specify DeviceType as "serial" and SerialDevice as "/dev/ttyUSB0"

(Basically use the Raspberry PI instructions for CHIP :)

Drivewire fortunately also has a lightweight GUI built-in so once the serial port specifics are good the liteui is sufficient.

As far as the SWT issues go, I think it needs a file called swt-pi.jar to complete the SWT to GTK interface. I've found instructions on building this jar (step 1: install eclipse. Nope.) but nowhere it can just be downloaded.
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One great use for a tiny SBC like CHIP is a disk server for obsolete but well loved machines. The TRS-80 Model 100, for instance. The Model 100's most popular disk drive was an intelligent drive called the Tandy Portable Disk Drive (PDD). The Desklink Plus PDD server is written in C and compiles and runs and runs flawlessly on the CHIP.

There is also the LaddieAlpha PDD server but that requires the Mono runtime which I haven't installed yet.
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Link to club100 is all well and good but DL Plus and LaddieAlpha are at http://bitchin100.com
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Here's another one for you...
 
MicroPython is a lean and fast implementation of the Python 3 programming language that is optimised to run on a microcontroller. Apparently it's been around for 2 years, but I just heard about it. And there is a MicroPython board that runs MicroPython on the bare metal.
MicroPython - Python for microcontrollers
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If I buy it, I certainly will :)
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Raton High UberGeek, New Mexico Tech CS nut, collector of old computers, programmer, writer, linux+CoCo+CPM+m100 nut, shadetree mechanic

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Official maintainer of the OS-9/6x09 C preprocessor, creator of ROG, the TRS-80 Model 100 roguelike game.
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    Computer Science, 1992 - 2001
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