I’ve been looking for the core to a build I have in mind. Pretty much a small laptop. And the clockwork pi seems perfect! But before I get started I had a few questions that didn’t have definitive answers anywhere else.
Custom keyboards, so I love custom keyboard building. And for the form factor I want I definitely need a very custom layout. I saw that the QMK firmware for such custom keyboards is working on clockpi os. (Which is debian based right?). But the biggest issue is, where do I plug it in? I read the build guide and watched several videos and I just don’t see how the darn thing connects to the main board. It looks like you just press it down, and with magic I presume, connects to the core. Hopefully it’s just a little cable so I can just plug in any keyboard and it will work.
My next question is software compatibility. So with Debian running on the system (and I’ve seen information on other Linuxs, like arch, working on it) does that mean I can jump in and do any Linux-ey thing I want? Like install window managers and stuff? Install emulators, and steam. Does steam-play work? This is more of a question of what I CAN’T do software wise on the clockwork pi.
And those are my two big questions. My plan is probably to purchase the dev term and gut it for parts. And then build my own keyboard, find a new screen (I am pretty sure the 40pin io it uses is pretty common). And probably 3d print a custom case for it. Also those batteries for the dev term are rechargeable right? I definitely saw someone plug in a charging cable in a video.
But yeah that’s it, thanks in advance for any information y’all give!