Hey everyone. My last laptop just got killed. I have a big trip coming up where I will be biking a lot (a few months). So I was researching around on and off about mini itx vs laptop for using as a bike compy. I was considering the idea of a moped batt and a solar panel (eventually working my way up to an ebike).
The primary use of the selected machine would be to do my online schooling (so I need a word processor and be able to work online). I was also hoping to start a youtube channel so I could doc the trip…which means being able to make simple youtube vids as well.
Of course the primary problem was power because it would be difficult to do these things and carry the weight of the baggage as well.
Enter TK1. I had been eyeing the embedded stuff for awhile but not really happy since I couldn’t really get much info for this project. The fact that the tk1 has been shown to run on li-po batts makes I perfect for another project I had in mind…a compact bike computer to do some crazy stuff with (electronic shifters, gps tracking to show my route, etc). The fact that the tk1 has both the l4t and that I can control all the stuff directly or via pics/arduino while being able to run on 12v packs is making this a tasty treat.
Of course the too good to be true is, I’m sure quite that. I was considering using blender for editing, but I haven’t yet found any concrete evidence that blender is supported (ie they say problems with internal graphics cards and I’m not sure I it would work on armv7 to begin with).