EOMA68 Computing Devices

by EOMA68

An Earth-friendly way to easily upgrade and fix your own computer

View all updates Feb 01, 2019

New Factory Equipment, New Grant Proposal

Mike is amazing. He was concerned his existing PCB assembly equipment would not cope: most of his customers have PCBs with 0.8 mm pitch quad flat packages and the like, whereas we’re dealing with much smaller pitches. So, what did he do? He went out and bought an entire floor of equipment that could handle BGA ASICs such as the Allwinner A20 and FBGA78 DDR3 RAM ICs.

I cannot quite believe how lucky we’ve been to have found him. Mike studied economics at university, and took over the family business somewhere around 2012, when I first encountered him. He is quite young, and, bless him, he gets extremely stressed at the huge responsibility of having so many factory workers depend on him for their livelihoods. He genuinely does actually care. So, the test run of 100 starts after Chinese New Year.

Mike's factory

On a separate note, I decided to put in an additional grant application to the NLnet Foundation. NLnet has a privacy-focussed call for proposals, for which the transparency of the Libre RISC-V SoC clearly qualifies. However, it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago when I encountered Spectre-style attacks that could be fired off from JavaScript, of all things, that I realised the EOMA68-A20 and EOMA68-RK3288 and jz4775 Computer Cards would all be immune to Spectre-style timing attacks, by virtue of them all being in-order cores. So, I put in a second grant application, specifically to help with EOMA68.

Lastly, I just wanted to thank everyone who has been in touch with donations. It’s helped enormously, as I am still waiting for that unethical company that I worked for to refund me nearly €3,000 EUR in expenses.


$238,000 raised

of $150,000 goal

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$65

Libre Tea Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. We expect the Libre Tea Computer Card to receive the Free Software Foundation's Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification before the first units ship.


$65

Practically Perfect Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.


$65

Numero Uno Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Devuan GNU/Linux operating system.


$65

Getting Ahead Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system.


$55

Micro Desktop Housing for Computer Card

This is a Micro Desktop base unit and power supply unit with a beautiful laser-cut stack of 3mm plywood panels that creates an aesthetically attractive tiny base unit for your Computer Cards. Excludes Computer Card, keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor.


$450

PIY Laptop Housing Kit for Computer Card

This Print-It-Yourself (PIY) kit includes all the parts, cabling and boards (main, power, and controller, assembled and tested), and battery, charger, keyboard, LCD, and CTP-LCD for trackpad that are needed to build a complete Libre Laptop once you 3D print the enclosure from the freely available GPLv3+ licensed plans. Excludes Computer Card.


$500

PFY Laptop Housing Kit for Computer Card

This Printed-For-You (PFY) kit has everything needed to create a full EOMA68 Laptop, including a 3D printed set of casework parts, bamboo plywood panels, tested and assembled PCBs, cables, battery, charger, keyboard, LCD, and CTP-LCD for trackpad. Available in a variety of colors and materials. Excludes Computer Card.


$1,200

Completely Assembled Laptop + Computer Card

A meticulously hand-assembled and fully-tested laptop. Includes your choice of EOMA68-A20 Computer Card and 3D-printed casework.


$10,000

On-site Consultation, Presentation, and Workshop + Laptop + Computer Card

For those people who would like the opportunity to meet the designers and have them personally go over the project's development, history, future direction and much more, a week's time can be made available to meet with you personally, to do a hands-on workshop to help you (and any number of additional attendees) through the process of putting together your own fully-functioning laptop and even take you through the process of building and installing the software. Also included will be one Laptop with a Computer Card which will be assembled on-site. You must provide travel, accommodation, tools and a suitable workshop and presentation space. Contact us directly for details.


$20

PCMCIA/EOMA68 Breakout Board

One PCMCIA/EOMA68 Breakout Board with one surface mount PCMCIA header, and tracks to some convenient 2.54-mm-spaced through-holes. Added by popular demand, for access, tinkering, development work, testing, etc.


$35

Pass-through Card

A simple card that takes in HDMI and USB and passes them on. Turns a Laptop Housing into a portable, battery-powered dock for your smartphone, USB-HDMI dongle computer, and tablet, or a second screen, keyboard, and mouse for your existing laptop or desktop PC.


$15

USB + HDMI Cable Set for Standalone Operation

Includes a Micro HDMI Type D cable and 3-way USB-OTG Host-Charger cable tested and known to work with EOMA68 Computer Cards. These are the cables you need to run a Computer Card as a standalone device without the need for a housing. Also useful with the Micro Desktop or Laptop Housing to add a second screen and extra USB port.

Credits

EOMA68


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

Developer

Christopher Waid

Sponsor

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