友/cybredeck

  • this is a work in progress

a comfy smartphone in the style of the danger hiphop line. this compact device features a fully hackable hardware keyboard with programmable keys, an 8mp camera, a user-configurable trusted-platform module for secure off-cpu crypto operations. the display is a small, but crisp, capacitive touch display, 1gb of memory, and a 1.2 ghz 64/32-bit quad-core arm cortex-a53 processor.

cybredeck is currently in development. we have an ongoing discussion in the matrix room.

the main tasks we are working right now are the keyboard and enclosure designs. we also need to design/print the pcb that will connect all of the peripherals to the mainboard in a way that isn't bulky.

we are going to publish open specs for all of our devices. the goal is to make something that you can assemble in your garage with a 3d printer and some knowledge of electronics. we picked rpi for the mainboard because of the ecosystem of cheap, easily sourced parts.

we want to provide a starting point for hackable, modular, mobile devices. the first iteration is based on stuff that is already on the market. (very) long term, we would like to look into custom SoC based on free ip cores so we can ship a fully libre hard/software stack.

to start with, we expect some enthusiasts to pick up our devices for experimentation and customization. we also want to use tomo as a vehicle for our #p2p application platform; there is still a lot of development to do there, but we want to tightly integrate with our hardware to get everything working flawlessly. the idea is to create a sort of "freedom garden" of libre apps, services, and hardware.


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Tomo/Cybredeck (last edited 2018-09-20 03:15:57 by xj9)