I'll bet you don't roll out of bed and think about making your own PC before breakfast. Even you do, I bet you haven't actually shipped . Here's someone who has. I reached out to the creator of the Tauon PC-1 , Volodymyr Mishyn who kindly took more than a little time to answer some detailed questions about the PC-1, how it came to be, the challenges of a project like this, his future plans for Tauon OS and what is clearly a very personal labour of love. Many thanks Volodymyr. Your news blog suggests 30 days to prototype, and 6 months to ship! If that is right, it is very impressive, given the technical and logistical activities that had to occur. Is there more to this story? I was looking for available options before I started the project. I got myself a couple PI (3B, Zero) OrangePi, C-SKY. And tried to build some kind of educational PC for my kid. Unfortunately, the performance was awful, using Linux was too complicated even for me (I h
You should give this a chance. It deserves one. Welcome to the Tauon PC-1. A Tauon is an incredibly geeky sciency thing , as it happens, and has nothing to do with the Great Eastern Philosopher . You won't find it for sale anywhere other than on Tauon's website , and on ebay so far as I can see, and then only if you're a regular visitor of the ebay "vintage computer hardware" category. It won't even turn up on ebay if you search for the product name: "Tauon PC1" - you'll just stumble upon it one day, when you're looking for a replacement floppy drive, or a C64. So, what is it? It's a computer in a dinky little case! Hardware wise, it has: Allwinner H3 Quad Core SOC [1ghz to 1.2ghz/1gb RAM/8GB internal NAND storage] SD slot USB slot, HDMI and composite out Ethernet Wifi UART (send/receive signals through terminal commands) I2C (drivers aren't ready yet, but promised). Inside the case - y
Sofia, a representative of Dingoo, is now available at http://a320.freeforums.org/ ! This is her post: Hello every one, Good day there! This is Sofia from Shenzhen Dingoo Digital Product Company. Thank you all of you have so much interesting on our Dingoo A320 firstly! And , I'd like to be your friend helping you to know this item well. Our company is really a leading manufacturer of 3D game consolers in China. I guess all of you already knew this ,right? ^_^ Thus, I hope I can do as much as possible to lead you feel easy on A320. Also, I expect to discuss and share with all of you in order to improve my professionality. If , any of you need to buy this for try or wholesale, it will be my greatest honor to service for you ! P.S:My email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org " Have fun ! This is an excellent development! Any other questions for Dingoo? Join the discussion at this thread: http://a320.freeforums.org/hi-let-me-introduce-myself-t15-10.html#p63
GUI Version of Gadgetmiser's C64 Romset Splitter v 1.0 released =============================================== Windows users who hate the command line but who feel unfulfilled with only 64 games on their C64 might be interested in a new GUI version of the C64 Romset Splitter: Get it from: https://github.com/jamesediluke/C64_Romset_splitter_GUI_version Enjoy your new maxi/mini!
Update 4 January 2020: ================================================================== New, much friendlier GUI version released - see this post: https://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2020/01/gui-version-of-gadgetmisers-c64-romset.html ================================================================== Hello, friends, it's been awhile. A happy 2020 to you all. If Santa was kind this year, he may have brought you one of these: If Santa did, you'll have worked out by now that 64 built-in games, classics though some of them are, is simply not enough . Your travels may have led you to this c64 romset: https://archive.org/details/C64Romset , which contains 17,068 games. If you pop them on a USB stick and slip it into your c64 Maxi/Mini, only the first 256 games will appear. This is because there is a limit of 256 items per folder that can be displayed on the c64 mini/maxi loader. So you need to split the games into individual folders, each containing n
The nice folk at isharegifts gracefully sent me a sample Dingoo A380 for review. Having declared my pecuniary interest, in truth though, after playing with this new Dingoo, bribery and graft is strictly unnecessary for its promotion. IMHO, the product does stand on its own merits. It remains a testament to the original A320, and its rabid, passionate community (hey, that’s us dudes) that even in 2011, some 3 years after the word “Dingoo” became somewhat a part of the English language, that it still remains the best Dingoo-type device. This is because it is still the best supported, thanks to Booboo’s original Dingux, and now OpenDingux. Dingux means access to emulators and software other than those that came with the original A320’s native uCos firmware. Dingux allows for ports of games like Doom and Duke Nukem. Dingux is what turned the A320 from a glorified media player into the device we know and love. It’s still necessary to put Dingux onto a stock standard A320 thoug