we agree [magic-blue-smoke] One of the only things more interesting than the standard Raspberry Pi 4 is the form factor of the calculation module. If they are not destined to be embedded in the system, they need a breakout board to function. Each can be customized with countless board shapes and ports, and this is where the real fun begins. We have seen some projects, including all custom carrier boards from 3D printers to NAS, and one showing that we can build a single panel with high-speed ports at home.
[magic blue smoke] Use this function to customize the breakout board as an opportunity to create a “stick” for a hackable media player with a built-in Raspberry Pi.We like this Raspberry Pi CM4 TV Stick Eliminates all the adapters and cables needed to connect Pi’s cumbersome micro HDMI port to the display, and has a heat sink and IR receiver to start. Just like a consumer media player HDMI stick, you only need to add power.
This seems to be a super clean way to install a media player or retro game on your TV or start developing your own custom smart TV without worrying about all the security issues brought by off-the-shelf equipment. But wait, there is more! [magic-blue-smoke] 14 GPIO pins have been disconnected on the board for hardware hacking, and there are plans to add connections for the “Ambilight” LED in future versions. We also hope to see some IR LEDs to control old AV equipment.