12 Jul

Runs Syncthing On WiTi Board

What Is Syncthing?

Syncthing is a free, open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization application available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Solaris, Darwin, and BSD. It can sync files between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet. Data security and data safety are built into the design of the software.

About WiTi Board

The board uses MT7621A high performance router SoC, supports open source OpenWrt OS.
The board’s dimension is relatively small 16cm x 10cm, about three credit cards in a row. The key features are:

  • CPU: MediaTek MT7621A Dual-Core @880MHz (4 threads)
  • RAM: 512MB (DDR3), Flash: 16MB or 32MB (SPI NOR)
  • 2.4GHz WiFi (supports 802.11b/g/n, up to 300Mbps)
  • 5GHz WiFi (supports 802.11a/n/ac, up to 867Mbps)
  • Gigabit WAN port x2, Gigabit LAN port x4
  • SATA 3.0 x2 (supports 3.5 inch HDD)
  • USB 3.0 x1, microSD x1, RTC battery for storage application
  • 30-pin Expansion Ports (including USB, I2S, JTAG, UART, GPIO)
  • 4-pins serial debug port, RF Antenna Connector x2
  • Power LED x1, SATA LED x 1, WiFi LED x 2, LAN LED x4
  • WPS/GPIO Key x1, Reset Key x1

Syncthing current stable release is v0.14.48, which has officially supported mipsle’s CPU architecture. Our WiTi routers can run Syncthing perfectly, making Witi board a private cloud storage system. 



12 Jul

MiQi enters Armian Supported Devices List

Thanks to the efforts of the armbian community, MiQi officially got support from Armbian.

What is Armbian?

  • Lightweight Debian or Ubuntu based distribution specialized for ARM developing boards. Compiled from scratch,
  • It has powerful build and software development tools,
  • A vibrant community.

Common features

  • Debian or Ubuntu based. Compiled from scratch,
  • Install images are reduced to actual data size and resized at first boot,
  • Root password is 1234. You are forced to change this password and create a normal user at first login,
  • Ethernet adapter with DHCP and SSH server ready on default port (22)
  • Wireless adapter with DHCP ready if present but disabled. You can use armbian-config to connect to your router or create AP
  • NAND, SATA, eMMC and USB install script is included (nand-sata-install)
  • Upgrades are done via standard apt-get upgrade method
  • Login script shows: board name with large text, distribution base, kernel version, system load, up time, memory usage, IP address, CPU temp, drive temp, ambient temp from Temper if exits, SD card usage, battery conditions and number of updates to install.


12 Jul

Lakka version 2.1 officially supports MiQi

Lakka, also known as the DIY (Do It Yourself) retro emulation console, is in fact an open-source project that delivers a well-built GNU/Linux distribution forked from the LibreELEC project (previous was based on OpenELEC) to allow users to easily transform their computers or devices into gaming consoles to play retro games. Lakka is Powered by RetroArch. Besides the powerful Linux kernel and all the internals inherited from LibreELEC, the core technology behind Lakka is RetroArch, an open-source and cross-platform retro game emulator supporting numerous old-school gaming consoles. RetroArch features top-notch functionality like video streaming, Braid-like rewinding, and joypad hotplug.

MiQi is a credit-card-sized high performance computer which is powered by Rockchip RK3288,Integrates quad-core Cortex-A17(up to 1.8GHz) with separately Neon and FPU coprocessor , also shared 1MB L2 Cache. More than 32bits address will support up to 8GB access space. Powerful GPU is embedded to support smoothly high-resolution (3840×2160) display and mainstream game. Support OpenVG1.1, OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0, OpenCL1.1, RenderScript and DirectX11 etc. Full-format video decoder, including 4Kx2K multi-format decoder.

Thanks to the efforts of the Lakka community, MIQI was finally supported in version 2.1.


Lakka 2.1 (rk3288)Compiled by MQMaker
Lakka 2.1 (rk3288w)Provided by Lakka Community