I wish I could get C# and .NET to run on this board. Would make development easier and faster too. For now, I am running a custom Android 5.1 build on the NanoPi Fire 3 board that powers this. 8 cores at 1.4Ghz make this thing very fast. The LCD is 4.3" with 800x480 and capacitive touch.
It’s way more processing power than I need for this project but since when has being sensible ever stopped us nerds from doing stuff like this.
It’s going to be an open source design for a home air quality monitoring system. It has a number of sensors. PM2.5 dust sensor, CO2 sensor, a BME680 for temperature, humidity, pressure, and voc. I designed the frame for it to be open so that there is free air to sense what’s around it. Data will be uploaded to Thingspeak or whatever free service we can use.
All of the design files will soon be ready to go online once I have finished the sensor tests and the Android software will also be open source. I am not the best at graphics design so I am hoping someone will come along and create some snazzy GUI for it.
PS. Yes, there is Debian for this board and I could run MONO on it but it’s very tricky to set up! and also to do real-time debugging. Android just works over USB or WiFi/Ethernet network and has pretty good tools for debugging and profiling your code.
PPS. I still tinker with GHI’s old NETMF on the STM32 and G120 but lack of getting STM32 chips ie. G30, G80 etc from Mouser has put a dent on moving forward with any of the new TinyCLR stuff