Do you plan to release any expansion boards for Vim, there is a board that can be used with geekbox, do you plan anything similar?
Has the fan been released to gearbest for sale? I still can find it there…
There is still nothing on Gearbest, can i ask you why you can’t order from Geekbuying?
I would like to see some kind of expansion board that will add extra functionality to this board, usb and other stuff, do you have anything in plan?
Well, I prefer to buy things from one place. I was told it will be available in Gearbest, hence the question.
I am the same, that is why I did not buy the fan yet…
Don’t know why fan kit isn’t on Gearbest’s site yet, but you can get it on Geekbuying’s site.
To me GeekBuying is better for 1 reason. Shipping is cheaper and they offer TNT which has the best service in South Africa
I got my Vim from Gearbest in 2 weeks. GeekBuying is asking 30 days.
In any case that is not what I asked. My question was about GearBest, and will the fan be there any time soon?
In your case, would be better buy from Geekbuying first.
Willow will try to push Gearbest got the fan onliine again and asap.
Many thanks. I bought the fan earlier today from GeekBuying. It would be great in the future if all accessories are available in Gearbest as well.
One question, i bought this usb hub http://m.gearbest.com/usb-accessories/pp_599599.html?wid=21,
i tested it with all 4 ports running without power supply, keyboard, mouse, and 2.5" hdd worked connected to the left usb, the one that is nearer to power, reset and function buttons, right usb didn’t work.
I didn’t test the transfer speed of hdd, didn’t even try to transfer anything, i’ll do that later, however it was recognized, keyboard and mouse were working, i was surprised, i didn’t believe it will work.
This hub has DC in port, and i can’t find any info about which power adapter to use, or which cable to connect with usb power adapter, for power supplying the device.
I do have 12V/1A adapter that would fit, but it is recommended to use 5V/2A adapter, i wouldn’t want to risk with it.
So if anyone can point me what to buy from any shop, so i don’t have to go to the local stores and search for the right adapter.
Update: I did test hdd, using usb to sata adapter, i was watching 1 hour video using Vlc player for Android, keyboard and mouse were connected too, i had absolutely no issues, didn’t test transfer speed yet, but i do hope it will be a pleasant experience.
hard to see what kind of jack is used, for sure isn’t 5.5/2.1mm, is probably smaller, like 3.5/1.3mm
than this can be suitable universal solutions:
than you can just buy USB 2.1A charger fit to our power socket.
btw, for sure you have to use 5V adapter. +12V adapter will kill not only yours hub, but probably VIM and drive, etc… do not plug it! That is my strong recommendations.
Yes, it isn’t easy to figure out which jack is used, and i didn’t find any info on the manual.
I have few phone chargers rated 5V/2A, so this won’t be a problem, i did contact gearbest, to be sure the size is right, they should point me in the right direction.
I know that i can harm my device(s) by using 12V adapter, don’t worry, i won’t do such a move
Thanks for helping me!
I am thinking about ditching this fan, it is louder than my desktop fan, i could live with the poor design of gpio fan connector that goes outside the case, but what bothers me is that i can’t control it.
If i could lower the fan rpm-s, or maybe to set the fan to turn on when the cpu reaches some temperature, that would be a different story.
But for now i do have a custom made, completely silent desktop fan that serves it’s purpose, it would probably be louder with 12V adapter, but who cares when 5V is enough for cooling the device.
I do hope they will reconsider the Vim design, there should be a revision that addresses these issues, making a new board without fixing this issues would be a little silly.
And i do hope we will see other accesories for Vim, i think most people don’t care about screws for cluster computing, i would like to see other things for it.
This is my first sbc, and there were things i didn’t know about when i bought it, regarding to hw and sw, but now i do understand a lot of things, and i can see why there are popular and less popular boards.
Does the IR Remote come with an IR blaster or does the Vim SBC already have one built in ?
Vim has front two-channel IR receiver.