Asus Tinker Board
Is there anyone who has an experience with
Asus Tinker Board?
I’ve got one today and am waiting for new SD card arrival.
My old one was RPi 3 model B, It worked perfectly, but I’ve felt something insufficient. So I ordered an ATB on Amazon.
Here is a brief comparison
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B vs. Asus Tinker Board 35 - 40 EUR Price in Germany
55 - 60 EUR 9 x 6 x 1 cm Dimension 9 x 6 x 1 cm
(perfectly same with RPI 3 Model
Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz Processor Cortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHz 1GB LPDDR2 Memory 2GB LPDDR3 HDMI, supports HD resolution Display Output HDMI supports H.264 4K resolution MicroSD Storage MicroSD (UHS-I Support) up to 48K/16bit sample rate Audio up to 192k/24bit sample rate Bluetooth 4.1 Classic Low Energy,
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR,
Gigabit Ethernet ,
Micro-USB Power Micro-USB Linux-Debian OS Support Linux-Debian
I have not checked all compatibility issues of Tinkerboard yet. I just hope there would not be any problem.
Currently, I consider playing videos on my mirror, that’s why I need stronger. I hope this might be the one as I thought.
No experience with it but it looks like it may be able to handle more than the Pi! Let us know!
Today, I got a new SD card So I tried.
OS installation was not difficult as I’ve heard. OS is TinkerOS_Debian V2.0.1 (Beta version). I used
Etcherfor making image on SD with ease.
Etcheris a really great tool!
TinkerOS has already
lxdeand some useful pieces of stuff.(like Fonts, etc) Someone said TinkerOS is not so good as Raspbian. For me, however, It’s pretty enough.
I’ve done some processes necessary like apt-get upgrade, install git, install node…
After then I tried to install
MagicMirrorby auto-install scripts in
MMsites. I made
mm.shfor auto-start and reboot.
There was no problem.
It worked without any problem. I’ve installed some modules for test, they worked also well.
Performance is really nice.
MMdoesn’t need so much computing power. But when I opened Chromium browser in Desktop mode, Wow. the performance was almost same with normal PC. (Yup, That’s what I’ve felt.) Moving window was very smooth! Page loading was so fast!
I know the real performance of PC class is very different with these Single-board computers, But I’m satisfied with this new toy. I confirm there is worthy of 20 EUR(the price gap with RPi3B)
@Sean would be interesting to see the performance of cpu intensive tasks like offline voice recognition and face recognition and so on
@strawberry-3.141 Yes, I’ll try something like those. After that I’ll write here.
Just got mine as well.
Here you can find the OS (and other stuff), if someone else is looking.
Tinker Board Software
I believe that as MM grows it is out growing the RPI. Hate to say it but at this point it really is… So this new board may be the answer for a few things!
Mmmm… I’m thinking MinnowBoard Turbot… Maybe?
@Sean what did you put in your mm.sh?
I can’t get the MM to run… I only get errors… I’m on development branch…
got this in the npm-debug.log:
cat npm-debug.log 0 info it worked if it ends with ok 1 verbose cli [ '/usr/bin/nodejs', '/usr/bin/npm', 'start' ] 2 info using firstname.lastname@example.org 3 info using email@example.com 4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ] 5 info lifecycle firstname.lastname@example.org~prestart: email@example.com 6 silly lifecycle firstname.lastname@example.org~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing 7 info lifecycle email@example.com~start: firstname.lastname@example.org 8 verbose lifecycle email@example.com~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true 9 verbose lifecycle firstname.lastname@example.org~start: PATH: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/node-gyp-bin:/home/snille/MagicMirror/node_modules/.bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games 10 verbose lifecycle email@example.com~start: CWD: /home/snille/MagicMirror 11 silly lifecycle firstname.lastname@example.org~start: Args: [ '-c', 'sh run-start.sh' ] 12 silly lifecycle email@example.com~start: Returned: code: 1 signal: null 13 info lifecycle firstname.lastname@example.org~start: Failed to exec start script 14 verbose stack Error: email@example.com start: `sh run-start.sh` 14 verbose stack Exit status 1 14 verbose stack at EventEmitter. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/lifecycle.js:255:16) 14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13) 14 verbose stack at EventEmitter.emit (events.js:191:7) 14 verbose stack at ChildProcess. (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/lib/utils/spawn.js:40:14) 14 verbose stack at emitTwo (events.js:106:13) 14 verbose stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7) 14 verbose stack at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:891:16) 14 verbose stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:226:5) 15 verbose pkgid firstname.lastname@example.org 16 verbose cwd /home/snille/MagicMirror 17 error Linux 4.4.71+ 18 error argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "start" 19 error node v6.11.2 20 error npm v3.10.10 21 error code ELIFECYCLE 22 error email@example.com start: `sh run-start.sh` 22 error Exit status 1 23 error Failed at the firstname.lastname@example.org start script 'sh run-start.sh'. 23 error Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed. 23 error If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package, 23 error not with npm itself. 23 error Tell the author that this fails on your system: 23 error sh run-start.sh 23 error You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with: 23 error npm bugs magicmirror 23 error Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via: 23 error npm owner ls magicmirror 23 error There is likely additional logging output above. 24 verbose exit [ 1, true ]