Hijacking my own thread because posting new threads here in the past have only lead to posts never appearing on the forum:
So I basically tripped over my TK1 box again and brought it out. Many of the Puget case parts are missing and are no longer sold on their site which links to an unpurchasable amazon link (TX1 case also unavailable from the same company), so I suppose the wiki should be updated.
I found the original Micro USB cable and PSU and fired it up with Jetpack 3.0 in Windows 10 and all went well until I realized there was no HID support in bash yet, so another temporary virtual machine it is.
Having never used Jetpack before, I was very disapointed. All I wanted to do was flash the board and there were many hoops to jump through on the local system before I could even get to that point, in which once flashing occured, no custom options were given for how the kernel should flash. I’m not quite sure I understand the logic there but sure. I prefered the old method where I could store the data on whichever medium I wanted. The Jetpack software really seems like it was designed for the TX1/2 and the old TK1 board just happened to lay the foundation, so support was lacklusterly thrown in.
That said, in the entire lifespan I have owned this device and the many dollars I’ve spent on parts, accessories, cables, and adapters… I have not actually processed a single byte of data that has been useful to me.
With almost every concievable idea I’ve ever had to use this device beeing solved by a simple solution using a Arduino parts and a few lines of code while the TK1 failed in expensive ways to reach impassible limitations, I must ask how much longer the TK1 will be supported? It felt like there was no support for it at launch and it still feels that there is still no support from nVidia save the fact that the board is an option in software for it’s higher end boards.
Even if I compare the prices of the TK1 currently on Amazon to how much I paid through nVidia (digital rivier at the time) the price hasn’t really come down either. For $400 more you can jump to the TX1/TX2, but the amature dev might be turned away from such high prices (and make the same mistakes I did?).
I am still trying to understand the point of the TK1’s “budget micro supercomputer” current purpose, as it seems most possiblities with the board create more limitations and challenges rather than solutions to the problems it has been tasked to do.
Sidenote: The board still has the same broken functions as before. smh