Rock64 4K60P HDR Media Board Computer 64 bit
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The 64bit Rock64 4K60p HDR Media Board Computer has been mounted in the C4Labs Emerald Zebra case designed by Dustin for the RPi. The Rock64 has the same form factor, so fits like a glove in the Zebra case with a couple of minor mods to allow for the additional power components of the Rock64;  

The case comes with a heat-sink set that matches the Rock64 perfectly;  this model sports the 16Gb eMMC module, usb3.0, 2Gb LPDDR3 memory (optional 4Gb), PI-2 bus, P5-bus, Gbe ethernet port, 10/100 ethernet port, two usb2.0 ports (one OTG) and IR receiver.

The pic below is the Rock64 running the Android media image 7.1.1:

   

I was able to mod the Emerald Zebra case from C4Labs with a dremel tool in about one hour. The following post will show the mods; which are necessary and which are optional:

Happiness is a Zebra cased Rock64 board from Pine;  available after July 1 2017

   

The Zebra case from C4Labs is a seven layer plexiglass sandwich which holds the Rock64 board securely with a glimmer of elegance and ample protection.  The case has been modded here to accommodate the new board; this is easily done with a dremel tool; although, in the near future the cases and boards will match without modding.

The prerelease boards will fit the case with a couple of quick changes to the existing seven layer design.

   

Four mods are actually visible here.  The bottom two layers have been trimmed on the SD card slot (right side) to facilitate the removal of the SD card , which on the pre release boards is just off center;  the production boards will have the SD card centered.  The thin layer (up one) which holds the board in place needs to be defined better in the corners.  The first clear layer above that requires a notch-out for the buttons ( power and reset ) and for the IR receiver module on the right.

   

In the pic above the lower green layer upon which the circuit board rests must be notched out to accommodate the front pins of the Gbe ethernet port , as well some of the components on the front edge of the card; note the semi circle notch-out for the resistor in the center.

I have removed the insert ( power , hdmi , audio jack ) to allow for better airflow around the heat-sinks ;  passive cooling is sufficient in this case;  however, the production boards will match the insert should that option be desired.

The Zebra black, and the Zebra Emerald (shown here) comes with the three heat-sink passive cooling set.


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Prices aren't out yet. I'm eager to get my clammy hands on one. *sets timer for July 1st*

Edit: I see the 3328 chip has ChromiumOS support[1]. This might be quite an exciting product when it comes to versatility. A 4 gig ram version with ChromiumOS might bode for a useful nano-desktop for those of us who want the best from Linux stability and the Android hw-accelleration.

[1] http://opensource.rock-chips.com/wiki_Main_Page
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(06-17-2017, 03:48 PM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote: The 64bit Rock64 4K60p HDR Media Board Computer has been mounted in the C4Labs Emerald Zebra case designed by Dustin for the RPi.

Please move this thread... this isn't really pine64 News... so at best until a Rock64 forum is setup, it should go under pine64 general IMHO. Nice post though, shows how the rock64 can fit into most raspberry pi cases with only minor modifications in some instances. I have these ones which are beautiful for wall mounting and/or having easy access to the GPIO headers. It would only need minor re-work to fit the rock64 - some nibbling away at at the mid-layer shell because of the second row of headers, and where the IR receiver stands up. Plus some filing of the lugs on the bottom layer which the board is supposed to slide under.
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(06-20-2017, 03:14 AM)pfeerick Wrote:
(06-17-2017, 03:48 PM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote: The 64bit Rock64 4K60p HDR Media Board Computer has been mounted in the C4Labs Emerald Zebra case designed by Dustin for the RPi.

Please move this thread... this isn't really pine64 News... so at best until a Rock64 forum is setup, it should go under pine64 general IMHO. 



I agree.  I didn't really want to put it there either;  we need to ramp up the Rock64 part of the page;
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Moving thread to Rock64;  hardware and accessories.
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Definitely curious about this, now that I have my pinebook in and working it'd be great to get something with similar bits but 4GB of ram.
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And the price range will make it attractive... lets just say that it will be very competitive with the Raspberry Pi, with a heck of a lot more performance. Not saying anything more specific as the official prices haven't been locked in, so we only have tentative/approximate ones.
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(06-20-2017, 03:14 AM)pfeerick Wrote:
(06-17-2017, 03:48 PM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote: The 64bit Rock64 4K60p HDR Media Board Computer has been mounted in the C4Labs Emerald Zebra case designed by Dustin for the RPi.

Please move this thread... this isn't really pine64 News... so at best until a Rock64 forum is setup, it should go under pine64 general IMHO. Nice post though, shows how the rock64 can fit into most raspberry pi cases with only minor modifications in some instances. I have these ones which are beautiful for wall mounting and/or having easy access to the GPIO headers. It would only need minor re-work to fit the rock64 - some nibbling away at at the mid-layer shell because of the second row of headers, and where the IR receiver stands up. Plus some filing of the lugs on the bottom layer which the board is supposed to slide under.
If you publish a PDF with the measurements and location of the connectors

, I can make a wooden enclosure for this new computer and not have to dress it with a "suit of another"  Wink

Thank's!!
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