Asus Tinker Board unboxing, review and demo. Is this new single board computer (SBC) really a Raspberry Pi killer?
The Debian TinkerOS image is now available from the link below (note that this a new site, and not the one shown in the video. It is far better!):
I have reviewed video playback and CPU temperatures on the Tinker Board here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoZnlrHM1T0
There is also now a Tinker Board forum at: http://tinkerboarding.co.uk/
You may also like my coverage of other SBCs, including:
The Raspberry Pi 3:
The LattePanda Windows 10 SBC:
The $9 CHIP:
More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers
You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
Top 4 exciting projects for the Raspberry Pi Zero W
1. Build a Raspberry Pi Zero AirPlay Speaker
While this project in the beginning demands using a Raspberry Pi Zero with a WiFi dongle accessory, the Zero W effectively takes away the need for this add-on. In combination with a low cost 5V convenient battery, it is easy to build yourself a wonderful, wireless AirPlay speaker for streaming music from your Apple product.
Look at the whole step-by-step at Hackster. https://www.hackster.io/fvdbosch/raspberry-pi-zero-airplay-speaker-d99feb
2. Build a Raspberry Pi Zero W desk clock
Because of the Pi Zero W’s wireless abilities, anybody can build yourself a desktop clock that’s accurate to within a few milliseconds. Once you have all the elements (with a display that looks straight out of a Hollywood thriller), it is easy to connect the clock via WiFi to the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and sleep well realizing you’re in sync with the rest of the planet.
Look at the whole step-by-step instruction manual on Hackaday. https://hackaday.io/post/54276
3. Make your personal Raspberry Pi-powered R2-D2
For those who have always wanted to hack a toy R2-D2 into something a tad bit more reasonable, the Raspberry Pi Zero W is here now to help. Les Pounder at TechRadar has released a guide for adding some wheels and attitude to the favorite droid from the “Star Wars” world.
See the step-by-step recommendations here. http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-build-your-own-r2-d2-with-the-raspberry-pi-zero-1310979
4. A Pi Zero W security camera
One of the large noticeable advantages to having a Raspberry Pi Zero W is its capacity to remain connected to the online world in places without an ethernet connection. For security camera systems, this new improvement is exceedingly valuable.
Over at Raspberry Pi Spy, detailed directions have already been released to building up your own Pi Zero W security camera. Even better, there already exists both a good way to mount your camera and a committed operating system known as motionEyeOS to tie it as a whole.
See the whole step-by-step here. http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2017/04/raspberry-pi-zero-w-cctv-camera-with-motioneyeos