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 33

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

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 14

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 29

December update: a year in review

Seasonal greetings from the PINE64 community team! In the last community update of 2021 we’ll take a look at progress made this year and discuss potential avenues to explore in 2022.  As far as news is concerned, we are happy to let you know that the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition and PinePhone Pro keyboard production […]

Lukasz Erecinski Dec 15. 2021 16

Introducing the PineNote

This month brings news that many of you have been waiting years for – we’re introducing the PineNote, a high-end e-ink device based on the powerful Quartz64 single board computer. But the good news doesn’t end here, the PinePhone keyboard has entered production, developers have begun work on PinePhone’s back cases, PineDio development is moving […]

Lukasz Erecinski Aug 15. 2021 108

July update: community developers portal

This month’s big news isn’t a piece of hardware or software but rather an upcoming platform aimed at community developers called the PINE64 DevZone. But fret not, I also have a number of hardware news to report – including a new LoRa device called PineDio Stack – as well as an overview of the software […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jul 15. 2021 26

June update: new hardware and more on the way

I’d like to start by giving you all a quick heads-up: next month I am away on vacation (first one since early 2020), which means that next month’s update will either be very short or split into multiple posts. If I write up a longer post then I may not publish it on the 15th […]

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 15. 2021 54

May Update: Connection Established

Let me start by welcoming the newcomers! If you are a new Pinebook Pro or PinePhone BE owner, make sure to pop by the chat or the forum and say hello to the community.    A quick note before we get into it: we have narrowed the width of the blogpost pages, thereby hopefully making […]

Lukasz Erecinski May 15. 2021 50

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