Approaching: norns

norns
#2475

Any word on whether the upgraded Pi CM3+ works correctly with norns? Is it something that I could upgrade myself?

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#2476

i haven’t had a minute to test yet, but i have it here. i think @ngwese also has one. it’s almost certainly going to work fine, but you have to flash the image which is a bit tricky: https://github.com/monome/norns-image/blob/master/readme-usbdisk.md

dm me and i’ll send you an image link if you decide to try it. replacing the CM3 itself is super easy, just like a RAM stick.

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#2477

Unfortunately no news from me on the CM3+ front. I have a 32GB model sitting on my desk waiting to go. If I’m lucky I’ll be able to do some hacking this coming Monday and this is close to the top of my list…

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#2478

Where did you order your CM3+s from? The distributor linked by the official RPi site (https://www.pishop.us/product/raspberry-pi-compute-module-3-32gb/?src=raspberrypi) currently only has them on pre-order with no date listed.

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#2479

you can get them direct from newark (official pi distro)

there’s some modification needed on the image before this is going to work. thanks @ngwese for testing it out.

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#2480

At the moment this looks a little tricky for me. Also Windows 10. Don’t have access to a Mac. Is it worth me considering running a Linux under Windows 10? For example - https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/linux-in-windows-10/ - and if so, what would be the most appropriate Linux to set up, given I have a norns.

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#2481

debian/ubuntu would be fine and similar to norns.

but i think you might be able to do it with cygwin: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/computemodule/cm-emmc-flashing.md

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#2482

Many thanks! :grinning::grinning::grinning:

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#2484

Allied Electronics has the CM3+ in stock https://www.alliedelec.com/product/raspberry-pi/cm3-32gb/71555194

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#2485

…from the above-mentioned link:

Overview

The latest version of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module series is here, the Compute Module 3+ (CM3+). This is new version of the flexible board for industrial applications is now over ten times the ARM performance, twice the RAM capacity and up to eight times the Flash capacity of the original Compute Module. All the Power of the Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a SODIMM Module Form Factor. It allows you to integrate the power of Pi 3+ into your designs and develop your own profile and I/O connections.

Specification:

  • Processor: Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 64-bit Soc @ 1.2GHz

  • Memory: 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM and 32GB eMMC Flash memory

  • Multimedia: H.264, MPEG-4 decode (1080p30), H.264 encode (1080p30), OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 graphics

  • Form Factor: 67.6mm × 31mm that fits into a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector.

  • Dev Kit: Compute Module IO Board V3 available - Mat.# 71555194 or Art.#

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#2486

Just so people don’t get the wrong impression regarding CPU performance - that 10x more powerful claim is comparing the very first compute module (which was single core and had a much slower clock IIRC) to the CM3+. The CPU difference between the CM3 currently used in norns and the CM3+ is likely not that significant.

The real advantage of the CM3+ in my opinion is the larger eMMC options.

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#2487

Interesting to see the benefits this low cost upgrade could provide. Obviously, more space for stored samples. But what interests me is the potential to expand scripts/apps and “the coven”.

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#2488

Thanks! Ordered one.

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#2489

As much as I could imagine cracking open my norns and installing a new card, I’m one of Those People who would be more likely to mail it back to the manufacturer for installation and re-flashing of the OS for An Appropriate Fee, if such a service were offered.

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#2490

2.0 docs will be better!

tape-m

(just added code to export screen caps from norns to png)

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#2491

This is the most-intriguing empty screen I’ve seen in a Long Time.

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#2492

I just bought mine last week… so I’m hoping these new CPU developments don’t mean my (not arrived yet) Norns will require an upgrade within a few months of owning it just to keep it up to date :anguished:

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#2493

the software update process is pretty painless luckily.

the CM3 upgrade is never going to be a requirement— i’m pretty sure it’ll just offer more disk storage for those who want it.

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#2494

Ok cool, thanks for the info @tehn :+1:

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#2495

Will the modded image get posted somewhere? 32Gb of storage looks really tempting for 40€.

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