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lucie tozer

Hadron Vortex G2

Posted by lucie tozer Top Member Apr 14, 2015
Watch out for more info on the Hadron Vortex G2 retro gaming console. Brought to life by Gizmo2.   Have you got gremlins in your system?     ...
I originally posted a proposal for a media center application. The goal was to make the Gizmo2 WiFi capable via a mini Wifi PCI card.   The cheapest and best I could find was from mWave. http://www.mwave.com.au/product/intel-7260hmwwbr-dual-band-wirelessac-7260-minipci-express-card-ab49888?gclid=CKeM8tzYsMQCFQYGvAodgRwA5Q   Then add a few cables and antennas from eBay to complete the WiFi portion. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RP-SMA-2-4GHz-16-dBi-Booster-Wireless-Antenna-WIFI-WLAN-Fo ...
After getting my Gizmo2 booting Arch [Gizmo 2 Arch Linux Installation Guide], I was unimpressed with the bottleneck the MMC card creates. The Gizmo2 has a PCI/mSATA interface. Low cost SSDs can be had by scouring [ebay]. I went through two ~$10 listings, the first one was DOA. A concern highlighted here [Gizmo2: Installing SSD and Ubuntu] is that "non-standard" mSATA drives need board modification (removal of a resistor) or removal of a trace from the SSD. After receiving the drive, the ...
Owing to the fact that Timesys embedded Linux, which comes preinstalled on the Gizmo 2 is designed primarily for use in "deeply embedded" systems as opposed to hobbyist and rapid prototyping usage, I have spent a fair bit of time getting Arch Linux running on the Gizmo2 with nearly full onboard hardware support. Arch Linux is a community supported, desktop oriented Linux distribution designed for ease of modification and customization, with features such as comprehensive documentation, built in ...
     This is my design for a 3D printed enclosure, I have used OpenSCAD for this as it's my preferred design tool and just for fun I used the GIZMO2 as my development workstation. To start with I set-up my GIZMO2 with a 120GB SSD and installed Lubuntu, this is Ubuntu but with a lightweight GUI so requires less memory.  I then installed OpenSCAD with a simple   sudo apt-get install openscad If anyone would like the full details for installing Lub ...
Previous posts: Gizmo2: 3D Printable Enclosure - First Iteration Gizmo2: Adding external PWR and RST buttons   Introduction Live USB Stick mSATA SSD Physical Installation SSD Detection Modification Software Installation Conclusion   Introduction  Using a Live USB Stick, I failed to install Ubuntu (or Xubuntu, tried both) to the microSD card of the GIZMO 2. The installation would finish successfully, but afterwards it was impossible to boot fro ...
Introduction Buttons Demo   Introduction  In my previous post, I designed and 3D printed an enclosure for the Gizmo2. Unfortunately, this blocks access to the onboard power and reset buttons. So I searched for a way to have some external buttons which I could eventually mount to the enclosure.     Buttons  The process to find where I could connect my buttons to was rather simple actually. Using my multimeter, I searched for connections between the buttons a ...
Introduction Design Print   Introduction  To protect my brand new GIZMO 2 board from the pointy and metal objects (and the rest of the mess) scattered around my desk, I decided to design a simple 3D printable enclosure for it, which would still expose all interfaces. I'm no professional designer, so it's more a functional enclosure rather than a fancy looking one   I took various measurements of the board, especially around the ports and started porting this to Sket ...
If you haven't already read this excellent post  Gizmo 2 – The New Batch  by shabaz  please do.   Here is a very brief post of my initial experiences and observations so far..   I was lucky enough to win a prototype board in a recent element14 competition and as soon as I received the package I connected everything up to my Sony TV HDMI input and ran through all the demos as described in the above blog.   Switching to my Acer LCD monitor which is full HD re ...
The new Gizmo II from Gizmosphere is absolutely oozing with power:   dual-core 64-bit AMD SoC Jaguar II processor, with built-in GPU 1GB of DDR3L RAM; on-board USB3.0 ports a PCI-Express card slot HDMI out; gigabit Ethernet And, as a bonus, a real-time clock that is battery-backed, something sorely lacking on many other single-board computers out there.   You may think from the specs that it's a modern computer – it's hard to believe that Gizmosphere have managed to pack so ...
Whenever I hear the name Gizmo I always think of the small, cute, furry little mogwai creature that was the main character in the film Gremlins, if you have not seen the film. It was intended as a horror movie and spawned a sequel, which ended up as B-movie hilarious. The film was based around two simple rules; don't get them wet and don't feed them after midnight.   Well I certainly wouldn't want to get the Gizmo2 wet, but I might end up snacking after midnight while I work on projects wi ...