Is it a bird? A plane? It's a modular, open source computer that looks like a terminal

Posted by Pierre, 27th November 2020

This is ClockWork's latest product

This retro hybrid between an old fashioned terminal and typewriter is ClockWork's latest product. It's called DevTerm and it's basically a portable computer, which you can even upgrade to include a built-in thermal printer (and why wouldn't you want to be able to print on location?).

It looks bigger than it actually is, with a display of only 6.8 inch / 1280 x 480 pixel IPS. Attached is also a keyboard and battery module.

You can choose whether you want the computer to run on an ARM64-bit Quad-core chip or a Raspberry Pi CM3+ Lite. You can even add up to 4 GB of memory.

It's a great device for people who want to code, write or do sysadmin work. A development tool or a tool to analyze servers.


ClockWork's previous product

ClockWork has a proven track record of producing the coolest retro products. After launching their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, they launched the incredibly popular GameShell, which is an open source build-it-yourself Game Boy that's able to play old games and even allows you to rewire it into a completely different device. It supports Preset C, Python, JS, Lua and LISP programming languages and some other smaller game engines like PICO 8 and LOVE2D. The 16GB micro SD card that comes with the kit is preloaded with Clockwork OS, based on Debian 9 ARMhf and Linux mainline Kernel 4.1x.

DevTerm has a Micro-HDMI interface, a 3.5 headphone jack, an integrated 5GHz WIFI (802.11ac) & Bluetooth 5.0.

Supports Linux based operating systems

The DevTerm is open source and works on systems like ClockworkOS, Ubuntu, Debian & Raspberry Pi OS.

It also contains development tools like C, C++, Golang, Node.js, Rust, OpenJDK, Julia, Python, Lua & Arduino. It also supports apps like DOSBox, RetroArch, Git, Chromium, Godot, Wayland, Vim, Emacs, LibreOffice, MX Player, LaTex, VLC, AirPlay, LOVE2D & PICO 8.  

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