A device with a 4-inch screen turned out to be very weak, but it does allow programming.
Electronics lover Andreas Eriksen has built a PotatoP laptop with his own hands, which can work for two years without recharging. He revealed the details of the project on the Hackaday website.
According to Andreas Eriksen, he was fed up with frequent discharges during work, so he created his own device in the form factor of a laptop, which is suitable for simple programming tasks. The developer put a 12,000 mAh battery on the PotatoP that lasts about two years, and wants to add a battery that generates energy from ambient light in the future.
One of the first PotatoP laptop prototypes
The current working prototype of the device is equipped with a conventional computer keyboard and a 4.4-inch monochrome Sharp Memory display, a Sparkfun Artemis module based on an Ambiq Apollo3 chip with an Arm Cortex-M4F processor at up to 96 MHz with a consumption of less than 6 mA per MHz. According to Andreas Eriksen, he deliberately made the computer very weak to increase autonomy, but the power is enough to work in a LISP environment, for example, to create spreadsheets. The enthusiast wants to find a larger display while still being energy efficient.
Electronic “stuffing” PotatoP
The name PotatoP contains the English word “potato” – as low-power devices are sometimes called, the suffix toP – indicates the form factor of a laptop (laptop) and the suffix “p”, which is used for LISP predicates. Andreas Eriksen calls his operating system PotatOS.
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