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I can try that, but yeah, if that changes things, it's mostly timing differences due to the temperature. Lower temperatures slow electronics down - and if that timing is right at the edge.. It would be possible.
 

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I've been a Test Application Engineer for a little over a decade, my job was to generate test programs at the Wafer and final Module form to ensure functionality of ASICs and SoCs before going to the customer and dealing with RMA testing when issues do arrive, you would be surprise how much a 10 degree shift can affect a fence walking condition.
 

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I've been a Test Application Engineer for a little over a decade, my job was to generate test programs at the Wafer and final Module form to ensure functionality of ASICs and SoCs before going to the customer and dealing with RMA testing when issues do arrive, you would be surprise how much a 10 degree shift can affect a fence walking condition.
I am just a hobby electronics level guy, who knows on which end my soldering iron is hot. On my job I am dealing with gas turbine engines where blades work at the temperatures higher then melting point of metals from which the blades are produced, so every degree of intake air does affect their performance. But their control electronics do not care much about the - 50 to +55 ambient temperature though.

I can try that, but yeah, if that changes things, it's mostly timing differences due to the temperature. Lower temperatures slow electronics down - and if that timing is right at the edge.. It would be possible.
I am more then willing to test whatever beta software you have in works to make CPU board more stable
 

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I am just a hobby electronics level guy, who knows on which end my soldering iron is hot. On my job I am dealing with gas turbine engines where blades work at the temperatures higher then melting point of metals from which the blades are produced, so every degree of intake air does affect their performance. But their control electronics do not care much about the - 50 to +55 ambient temperature though.
That's likely because those control electronics as a whole likely have been thoroughly tested to be reliable within those temperatures.

While the Pyra's SoC and the Memory likely have been tested at extreme temperatures, the Pyra as a whole is essentially an unknown, untested combination. Every unit gets a small set of testing for functionality, but it's likely just a quick check and then out the door. The Pyra's configuration is unique, CPU module board could have some signal noise, path resistance, a miss-configuration in timing in that initialization could put it in a state where it's marginally working...
 

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Pyra arrived safely in Tokyo :)
Looks really nice in Dark Chrome...

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@der_atti order number #89, don't know the day

Haven't done much with my Pyra yet: Initial setup, Wifi, package upgrade + install Firefox...

Quick initial impression is that's is a lovely device :)

All control feel good: shoulder button are very nice, nub work well (still getting used to them being clickable).
It's easy to move the cursor, scroll, type and do keyboard shortcut... as anyone who used the Pandora would expect, only improved in many aspect.

Dark Chrome coating looks good and hinge feel good.
There is no denying it isn't perfect: (very) minor discoloration, small gap when closed... for most part feel like nitpick.
Overall impression is it looks good and function, not perfect but something I would expect most people to be happy with.

Few misc point:
- Opening the micro-SD compartment under the Battery required more effort that I was expecting.
- That headphone volume wheel is quite recessed and has a bit of resistance. Might not be such a bad thing (won't move by mistake)
 

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Few misc point:
- Opening the micro-SD compartment under the Battery required more effort that I was expecting.

Yea, after pulling too hard, I got hold of the metal cover of the internal micro SD slot. :eek:
That's my fault, I was too rough, now I have to see how I can fix it.

But a nice feeling machine, the case feels great, dark chome shows no finger tabs.
A sharp display, after callibration, touchscreen is ok.
On this tiny device the keyboard is fine, backlight of keys working and can be switched off.

Audio is working for me, the quality with headphone is good, the speakers are ok, but not so suitable for audiophile users.
Youtube in Browser is playing, it is a bit jerky.
Extreme TuxRacer is slow (< 10 FPS), but is playing with fullscreen. (SFML and OpenGL)

I love debian repository stuff, installing new software is so smooth.

I had plugged in a usb ssd, usb ethernet and mouse, all was detected instantly. Setup a rust envrioment on external ssd. My download rate was near to my dsl bandwith, (6.7 MB/s), compiling a sample project is fast. Had now little problems with not finding some libraries at linking, but that only a config thing.

Overall i like it, and it is for me a great device.

Thomas
 

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Yea, after pulling too hard, I got hold of the metal cover of the internal micro SD slot. :eek:
That's my fault, I was too rough, now I have to see how I can fix it.

Hope it'll be ok... as far as it's functional and you can close the case...
FYI seemed much easier for me when I tried again earlier. Seem the trick was to mostly pull up.
I think it's the right latch that's made it hard to open, but maybe only the first few times.

Removing the battery compartment was surprisingly difficult for me.
It's easy to remove the clip on side but the other side (where the arrow are on the case), doesn't come out easily.
I was starting to use a bit of force but finally realized pushing on the battery while the battery lid is semi-open did the trick.

Maybe we should have a FAQ in Pyra's wiki for some of those point.
 

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I took the "pull" literally and thought I had to pull this piece of plastic out, not that I had to pull it up.

That was a stupid translation error by me and with my old eyes, focusing on small drawings and writing is no longer the real thing.

All is functional, maybe the internal slot not.

Thomas
 
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:( FedEx f'ed up, i changed the date for delivery to yesterday because I was at home, but they did not come, now the date changed to 'pending' :(

I'm not home today so it's a guess where it'll end up. :(

So much for paying extra for shipping...

In the meantime it has been sitting at a FedEx facility 20 min from my home for 2 days...
 
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