testing MNT Reform battery/power reporting firmware+SPI kernel driver in development by NanoCodeBug

MNT Pocket Reform is coming!

Here are all the technical details that are nailed down so far: mntre.com/media/reform_md/2022

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Ana Dantas returned for industrial design. The snazzy 3D art was done by Philipp Broemme. Illustrations by Anri Hennies.

natively running 9front / Plan 9 from Bell Labs on my MNT Reform

after trying out basically all linux audio creation tools, i settled on MusE, which is already 20+ years in development. not super pretty, but UI works as expected and it's fast, even on a constrained system.

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for lack of another SD card at home i couldn't test it myself yet, but here's the first image of Plan 9 / 9front for MNT Reform, if you'd like to test: felloff.net/usr/cinap_lenrek/9

playing with stargate DAW on MNT Reform, it's fun! very fast (with qt6) and simple UI. i like that unlike Ardour, every clip/pattern has a focused editor, and you can build patterns from samples. also has a simple wave editor built-in.

so... do you want a cute open hardware 7" computer with mechanical keyboard and optional LTE/5G connectivity?! what would you do with it?

first routing complete, tomorrow double check and BOM checks

someone have a rp2040 delay loop for nanoseconds lying around? i wanna do a quick test to drive SK6805 leds which have this encoding

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I had two evenings planned off from boat work for some personal errands. The first of those is now out of the way: MNT Reform DIY #187 reporting for duty! Now to get another OS on here (with a kernel that understands how to talk to this Intel wireless card... for which antennae are arriving tomorrow)

@mntmn you've made one hell of a piece of kit here :) only one kinda confusing part in the assembly instructions (understanding that I needed to twist the OLED by its ribbon cable)

#theFoundry

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Plan9 may just be coming to the MNT Reform thanks to work by cinap_lenrek

#plan9 #9front #mntreform

MNT Reform trackball controller prototype based on RP2040, assembled by JLC (bottom side)

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