As most people have probably noticed by now, the Etcher Pro is available for preorder and starting to ship soon which is super exciting. I was hanging out with @alanb128 on a call the other day and we were taking apart a prototype and got on to the discussion about what else the hardware could be used for, since Etcher Pro owners will be free to take control of the hardware and deploy their own software to it if they desire!
A NAS device - a drive in each of the 16 slots, using the LCD to configure and manage the array
A videoconferencing setup for a meeting room where each of the participants can have their own headset/camera and participate in remote meetings
A testing rig for iOS/Android devices, or even other SBC-based devices
A Raspberry Pi cluster manager - use ethernet over USB to 16 Pis
I’ll let Mr. Alan share the ideas he had but here are a few to get you started - has anyone got any others?!