The PINE64 is finally here

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1GB PINE64 with the WiFi module and RTC battery module installed. It's huge!

I received my PINE64 yesterday and I was pretty excited after such a long wait. The following items were in the package:

  • PINE64 1GB board
  • Camera module
  • RTC battery module (which is actually bigger than I expected)
  • WiFi/Bluetooth module

They were all in good shape, and the board was not bent nor warped which I was afraid would happen after reading a few horror stories. The Pine64 is most definitely a huge board (compared to the Raspberry Pi), and the build quality also seems solid. I was able to burn the longsleep Ubuntu Xenial image to a 32GB microSD card, and since I wanted to run the board as a headless device, I mounted the microSD on my Linux box and updated the /etc/network/interfaces file to connect to my wireless network. The connection to the network was established a few seconds after providing power to the board and I was able to SSH into the device after the boot process was successfully completed.

I’ll update this post with a few pictures once I get a decent camera.

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1GB PINE64 with the WiFi module and RTC battery module installed. It's huge!
1GB PINE64 with the WiFi module and RTC battery module installed. It’s huge!
PINE64 side-by-side with a Raspberry Pi 3 and the Keyestudio Mega clone
PINE64 side-by-side with a Raspberry Pi 3 and the Keyestudio Mega clone

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