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Ahoy there!!

This is mainly aimed @zep but other folks may want to chip in.

Essentially i have been playing with making a Pico-8 handheld, and in doing so made TinyPi

Now this works, however the Pi0 is actually a little bit slow, and things run just a shade slower than they should.

I have been shopping about and there are all kinds of single board computers knocking about these days, bananapi, orangepi, nanopi and such. Each of these offer a similar sized board to the Pi0, however most offer more in the way of power with dual or quad core processors, and as a bonus, are not limited to one per order!!!

I have tried a few boards, most have a generic Armbian build, however the Pi build is missing Broadcom libraries, and the generic linux version wont run on the ARM processors

So essentially, are there any plans/methods to get Pico-8 running on more hardware?


P#48505 2018-01-24 05:48 ( Edited 2018-01-25 12:55)

I'd assume if it runs on pi at all, then he's already fully capable of making an arm build. It might just be a matter of linking with more generic libs instead of the Broadcom specific ones.

I don't know a ton of about ARM processors, but am I right to assume that the ARM platforms you're having trouble with are therefore not using chips made by Broadcom? If not, then whose?

P#48506 2018-01-24 06:47 ( Edited 2018-01-24 11:48)

They all seem to be based round the allwinner chips.

there is an almost drop in replacement for the Pi0 BananaPi 0

and then a slightly smaller board NanoPi Duo

which both use the the H2 chip

and then for real muscle, there is the NanoPi Neo Core2 which can have 1gig of ram, 8gig onboard storage, and uses a H5 processor. There is no onboard wireless comunication, but it is crazy small!!

All of which are rocking pi3 level of power, with almost zero size and price (nearly :P)

P#48508 2018-01-24 08:34 ( Edited 2018-01-24 13:34)

Wow. $25 for a large postage stamp capable of everything my old HP mini-note was (probably more). Ah, I <3 progress.

P#48509 2018-01-24 09:02 ( Edited 2018-01-24 14:02)

yeah its pretty crazy!!

P#48545 2018-01-25 07:55 ( Edited 2018-01-25 12:55)

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