August update: RISC and reward

This month we take a close look at the Star64, check out PineBuds (Pro) progress and discuss the Pinecil V2. I also come bearing good news concerning the PinePhone Pro, which has seen a small but significant hardware redesign and some important software updates.     Let’s get into it. You can watch the synopsis of this […]

Lukasz Erecinski Aug 28. 2022 27

A response to Martijn’s blog

We rarely, if ever, make responses to blog posts or articles. In fact, there is only one instance that I can think of when we did so. So then, somewhat uncharacteristically, this is a response post to Martijn Braam’s blog in which he explains why he left the PINE64 community. Let’s get one thing out […]

Marek Kraus Aug 18. 2022 29

July Update: A Pinecil Evolved

Welcome to the July community update – I hope you’re staying cool in the heatwave. This month we’re introducing the Pinecil V2  – an evolution of the original Pinecil – and taking a closer look at the Star64 RISC-V SBC. We also discuss Quartz64’s development progress, the PineBuds and receive an update on PineTime and […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jul 28. 2022 24

June Update: Who likes RISC-V?

This month we reveal that we are working on a powerful and affordable RISC-V single board computer, discuss PineNote’s huge software improvements and provide updates on PinePhone, PinePhone Pro and Pinebook Pro’s availability. I am also taking the opportunity to let you know that, after 6 years of holding PINE64’s community manager post, I’ll be […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 28. 2022 299

My DIY low-power 6 SSD NAS based on the Quartz64 ARM board

ARM SBCs have been around for a few years now. They were made popular and accessible mostly by the RaspberryPi released in 2012. I’ve been enjoying building countless projects around these boards : web servers, home-automation, camera recording, IM bots,… A new trend has recently appeared in the SBC world : the PCIe slot! The […]

JF Jun 3. 2022 12

May Update: Worth The Wait

Hello everyone! This month we’re announcing production of the Pinebook Pro resuming and introduction of Quartz64 model-B. I had an opportunity to meet with TL earlier this month, and got some ear-on time with the Pinebuds, so I dedicated a section to my early impressions from the time spent with the prototype. This update also […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 31. 2022 22

April update: no more unicorns

This month’s update is packed to the brink with news: the product team is negotiating restarting Pinebook Pro production, QuartzPro64 will be heavily subsidized and developer sign-ups are now open, we’re introducing the PineSound project, and PinePower power supplies will be making a return to the Pine Store soon. I cannot recall the last time […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 15. 2022 30

Introducing the PineBuds and PinePod. Seriously.

People are frequently asking us to create more mainstream devices such as an inkjet printer or a microwave, and for a good reason. Complex open devices such as the PinePhone are both exciting and fun, but they also aren’t for everyone. Or putting it inversely, they are for a very particular group of people. In […]

Lukasz Erecinski Apr 1. 2022 38

March Update: Introducing the QuartzPro64

This month we’re announcing the QuartzPro64 – a new single-board computer based on Rockchip’s powerful RK3588 SoC. This is our first Pro-grade SBC since the introduction of the ROCKPRo64, and I believe it to be a worthy successor to the much revered Pro lineup. I am also happy to let you know that the Quartz64 […]

Lukasz Erecinski Mar 15. 2022 28

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