My father always said if a bandwagon came to town I'd jump right on it. Well I saw the T95Super bandwagon and went to Amazon and jumped on it. Really how else can you buy a computer with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for $30? In this market? So I tried a diffent one. It was the cheapest at 53 pennies less money. It booted Engine BASIC NG no prob. Only funny thing is I use one of those mini 2.4gHz wireless keyboard/trackpads for testing purposes. It works after booting EB NG until it enters sleep (about 2 mins of inactivity) then never wakes up in EB NG. A reboot is required to wake it up in th that OS. So out came my big USB wired keyboard.
Engine BASIC ran perfect and the computer ran cool. Everything I tested worked as expected. Unlike the Tauon I could output on either HDMI or CVBS but not both. Boot with HDMI and CVBS connected and it outputs on HDMI. Pull out the HDMI cable and it boots to CVBS. The A/V output seemed to be more rock solid than on the Tauon but that may be because the HDMI is not on. Note: I found the Android 10 desktop clunky and awkward but pretty peppie and usable after some adjustments. However if I go to my plan it will go away when I try an experiment involving the Tauon OS and flashing.
Speaking of the flash RAM, ignore anything you may have read about using eMMC on these T95S boxes.
Chances are 99% that the flash is NAND as on the Tauon. Mainline linux can see eMMC but doesn't normally have drivers to see NAND. 3 versions of Linux could not detect the Flash storage in parted. So it is almost certain it is NAND flash. That must be handled with greater care outside of Android. And there is a button to put the flash into write mode at the end ov the A/V socket. To flash you use a toothpick or paperclip to hold the button in for a few seconds as you apply power.
Vladomir (Tauon computer) doesn't require pushing anything to flash the NAND with Tauon OS. I suspect he uses some sort of OTA type process for flashing. If you talk nice to him on the Tauon he may tell you something about it so you might be able to flash EB NG to the NAND. Just keep in mind that since it is NAND not eMMC it is more complicated and you may corrucpt the flash storage. Armbian has a flash multitool program that can BU the flash then write an image to it. Might be an avenue to explore if you are determined to get EB NG onto the flash storage. It is nice that the H3 SOC always tries to boot from the sd card 1st so its almost impossible to brick it even if the flash is corrupted. Still:
WARNING I am not responsible for any damgae to anyone's computer during their experiments. YMMV and it is up to you what you try.
As far as hardware mods there are pads on the board for a UART header next to the RAM chips. It should run at 3.3V. You could wire a small 5V fan to run from this header in quiet 3.3V mode. Or you can solder a 4-pin header there and connect it to a UART to USB cable to observe the boot from a terminal program as intended. One simple fix if its getting hot is to turn it upside down when you run it to let the heat vent properly. BTW, in that position compare it the the board connectors on a Tauon PC-1. See the perfect resemblance? That got me thinking...
Thanks for the tip on the T95Super and Engine BASIC NG. The cheaper we can get a computer to run EB NG the more chance we can get others involved. This is Brilliant!