Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

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Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

Hans
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Check https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/874883570/marvell-espressobin-board

ESPRESSObin Specs

Powered by a 64bit Dual Core ARM A53 Armada 3700 SOC clocked up to 1.2Ghz

1x Topaz Networking Switch

2x Gb Ethernet LAN

1x  Ethernet WAN

1x uSD card slot with footprint for an optional 4GB EMMC

512MB DDR3, 1GB DDR3 & 2GB DDR3 options


1x SATA interface for HDD storage

1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0

1x MiniPCIe for Wireless/BLE peripherals

2x Row of GPIO headers for accessories and shields
Using Shield Pro v1, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1, Bridge Mode

2nd Shield as Sandbox, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1 + hotfixes
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Re: Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

Roadrunnere42
what does a 1 port Topaz Networking Switch do

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Re: Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

Hans
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It is more a Topaz networkswitch is on board, not 1x "port" switch.

BTW, Jim Thompson, the owner of the company behind PfSense, is one of the backers of this project according to the community chat.
Using Shield Pro v1, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1, Bridge Mode

2nd Shield as Sandbox, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1 + hotfixes
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Re: Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

user8446
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Pretty neat little board considering the price and  see they plan to support OpenWRT. A pretty powerful router for $50
Running in bridge mode, 1.51 SP1 fw
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Re: Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

Wisiwyg
Neat! Pledged for 1 to play with it... If this gets support, it could be what Shield was intended to be.
Shield Pro v1, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1, v8.3.2, Bridge Mode
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Re: Espressobin (Kickstarter) - potential Shield + pfSense + ... ?

Hans
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Wisiwyg wrote
Neat! Pledged for 1 to play with it... If this gets support, it could be what Shield was intended to be.
And if it doesn't, you can still use if for Plex Media Server or other fun projects.
With the GPIOs on it, you also have the opportunity to add other wireless networks, like Z-wave,LoRA etc to control domotica.
Using Shield Pro v1, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1, Bridge Mode

2nd Shield as Sandbox, Chaos Calmer, FW 1.51 SP1 + hotfixes