OpenWrt One - celebrating 20 years of OpenWrt

Paul D newtwen at
Mon Feb 26 13:38:37 PST 2024

On 2024-02-26 19:39, John Crispin wrote:
> Hi Rafał,
>> Is there any update / schedule you could share?
> I have been meaning to send an update for a few days. Thanks for 
> reminding me.
>> I'm really looking forward to this device.
> yeah, me too ;)
> Lots of stuff has been happening. There was a short break due to the 
> lunar new year but we are picking up pace again.
> *) schematics are done
> *) PCB is mostly routed ( 

If there is no price difference, can we have 90 degree angled pins for 
GND+TX+RX serial header, so the pins face away from the board as USB 
sockets do, and not stand up perpendicularly.

This way serial consoles are workable even when device is in a case.

Does anyone else have opinions on this?

> *) there was a small hiccup in registering the OUI block that we are 
> currently resolving
> *) the trademark agreement is being worked on - I have a call with SFC 
> tomorrow to discuss this
> I am expecting that the first 15 PCBA samples will be produced shortly 
> and be shipped by end of march.
> as for the software side, I modified a mt7981 RFB to have  dual flash, 
> mikrobus, .... s.T. I could build and test dts files. I ordered the RTC 
> used on a carrier board and was able to test it.
> all the u-boot patches are pretty much done. there is a pretty elaborate 
> uboot-env with lots of commands to provide easy un-brickability.
> I have a local OpenWrt tree with ~10 patches that I hope to send as a 
> RFC later this week.
> the PCB will probably be light blue (PANTONE 306 C) which is the light 
> blue used inside the OpenWrt logo. we are still figuring this out with 
> the supplier.

In 20 years when these devices are old and need recycling, how 
recyclable are the PCBs? What substances go into it? Toxic ones?

> I should probably start building a page inside the wiki to provide 
> better visibility into what is happening.
> shout out to pepe2k, SFC and MTK for the never ending support that they 
> provide on this journey.
> And an extra big thank you to Simon, the designer/engineer from BPi that 
> has been ultra cool in making this become a reality
>      John

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