I’m going to have a booth at Handmade Seattle and I am planning on bringing my HiFive Unleashed-based RISC-V PC!
Does anyone have any recommendations regarding good images to demo? I am currently looking into the new OpenEmbedded Freedom-U-SDK and trying out the demo-coreip-cli and demo-coreip-xfce4 images. My set-up is the same one Atish from Western Digital documented here. I currently have that Fedora GNOME build on the nvme ssd but I’m open to recommendations!
Also, I designed a case to be 3D printed but I’m not sure yet that both pieces will ship in time for the conference… in any case the model is available here. Pull requests welcome if people have better measurements or want to add details I didn’t model
P.S. I managed to fit the RV32I instruction encoding (minus details of fence fields) onto the front of the bookmark I’m giving away
UPDATE: The snaps are too loose for the top and bottom halves of the case to hold together tight on their own, and I ended up sanding some areas to make things work… BUT… !!!
UPDATE 2: More sanding was done to provide a port to access the microusb for serial console, and holes have been drilled through the snaps so that it can be secured with screws. Thinking about sanding another access port to the mode selector switches if I’m going to do multiple image demos, maybe I can reach it with a toothpick… Got Fedora GNOME running on it as well as demo-coreip-xfce4 off a 16G sd card, quake 2 not running on the xfce4 env out of the box, anyone know what needs to be done to get that going?
Update 3: Wasn’t able to get quake II going in time so I’m only going to demo the fedora GNOME desktop this year. Shoutouts to @bitmask_reg on twitter for offering to do an up-to-date build of the fedora GNOME desktop image and very helpful suggestions regarding Quake II - I did not have time to upgrade the image on the SSD or try the suggestions regarding Quake II though as I need to pack for the flight!
Update 4: I made it through airport security fine and arrived in Seattle… but I forgot to pack the power cord!!! Luckily I was able to get a replacement at the local Staples here and have now confirmed the RISC-V PC survived the trip!
Update 5: Handmade Seattle & the RISCY BUSINESS booth were a great success! I’ll post one final update when pictures/videos are available from the event. For now, here is the playlist of my RISC-V PC build
Stay RISCY, everyone!