Taming the 'hard' in hardware in 8 steps - a product development journey

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Thanks for the excellent write up of the process you took. I had wondered what happened to this project - as a non-hardware guy it sounded reasonably straight forward at the beginning, but you helped me appreciate the twists and turns both in function and purpose along the way.

I had a couple of ideas for re-purposing the base hardware: cluster controller for multiple SBCs with network over USB and utilising MicroK8s, or as a central power and feed manager for a group of CCTVs. It may only need a change in case design for some of these to work?

Hello @Andronichus for your message. Welcome to the balena forums!

To get the latest update of the project you can find here more information EtcherPro progress updates - #67 by konmouz tldr we are starting to deliver first units to customers.

Not sure if this may work, but let me ping @konmouz to learn about this :slight_smile:

Hi @Andronichus, thank you for your interest in EtcherPro. I’m not super familiar with the usecases you describe but they sound feasible. Also, maybe you could get away from altering the case, but instead design a jig/adapter that could sit on top. Software-wise, EtcherPro owners are welcome to take over the code of their device and build anything they want.