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Asus Tinker Board

  • Module Developer

    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,
    10/100 Ethernet,
    2.4GHz 802.11n
    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.

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    No experience with it but it looks like it may be able to handle more than the Pi! Let us know!

  • Module Developer

    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 Etcher for making image on SD with ease. Etcher is a really great tool!

    TinkerOS has already lxde and 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 MagicMirror by auto-install scripts in MM sites. I made for 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.
    Of course, MM doesn’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)

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @Sean would be interesting to see the performance of cpu intensive tasks like offline voice recognition and face recognition and so on

  • Module Developer

    @strawberry-3.141 Yes, I’ll try something like those. After that I’ll write here.

  • Module Developer

    Just got mine as well. 🙂
    Here you can find the OS (and other stuff), if someone else is looking.
    Tinker Board Software

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    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!

  • Module Developer

    Mmmm… I’m thinking MinnowBoard Turbot… Maybe? 🙂

  • Module Developer

    @Sean what did you put in your
    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 npm@3.10.10
    3 info using node@v6.11.2
    4 verbose run-script [ 'prestart', 'start', 'poststart' ]
    5 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~prestart: magicmirror@2.1.3-dev
    6 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~prestart: no script for prestart, continuing
    7 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: magicmirror@2.1.3-dev
    8 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: unsafe-perm in lifecycle true
    9 verbose lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~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 magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: CWD: /home/snille/MagicMirror
    11 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: Args: [ '-c', 'sh' ]
    12 silly lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: Returned: code: 1  signal: null
    13 info lifecycle magicmirror@2.1.3-dev~start: Failed to exec start script
    14 verbose stack Error: magicmirror@2.1.3-dev 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 magicmirror@2.1.3-dev
    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 magicmirror@2.1.3-dev start: `sh`
    22 error Exit status 1
    23 error Failed at the magicmirror@2.1.3-dev start script '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
    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 ]

  • Module Developer

    @Snille mine has no problem. In ‘’ only npm start is.

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