I wish I had a feel for what it would cost me to get a few of these, and how they measure. The capabilities look nice.
I was excited to try and just order one of these and put it together myself, it seems they’ve set it up to take advantage of JLCPCB’s pick-and-place service. Unfortunately among the chips not supported with the PnP setup is the SoC itself, which looks to be a BGA chip that I wouldn’t even attempt to hand-solder.
Solder paste and a cheap toaster oven
And buy a couple extra units just in case.
Related, if you want a FOSS streaming tool for existing hardware/OS check out Icecast:
I set it up so I could use a command to hand-off audio between my laptop and phone when listening to long-form podcasts.
Can you talk more about your setup? What’s the workflow?
It was a while back so I don’t remember exactly. It was an ungodly rube goldberg machine involving coreaudio, soundflower, icecast, and an iOS app called FStream. I’ll take a rough shot at it: I think soundflower redirected the audio to a device available to icecast, when then broadcasted the computer’s current audio output signal over the network. FStream was pointed to the computer’s IP and the icecast port. Something like that. So I could be listening to a podcast on my laptop, hit the command, then hit the app on my phone and walk away while continuing the audio stream.
Never heard of Sochip before, but the marking on the chip looked very recognizable as an Allwinner one. From a quick search… “Allwinner V3/V3s/S3L and Sochip S3 share the same die, but with different package”. Not bad apart from being 32-bit of course.