Mr. Mishyn responding very quickly to my private message on eBay. They had put a couple or three up for auction, instead of Buy It Now, and I got it for $28 plus shipping - which was more than the purchase price. I hope they get reimbursed for their costs...if it was the freight company's fault. He promptly sent another tracking number, so I am do believe it will come. I was burned by a former member of this small bulletin board last year, being swindled out of a Color Maximite and Color Maximite 2. An old high school friend lives in New Mexico and has invited me many times to come stay in his camper in the high desert of NM...so if I do that I'm going to stop by Arizona on the way and see if I can find the guy that swindled me 🙂
No, sir, no heatsink was purchase with the Libre; it was just the Libre and a cheap black case. The case came with a couple of small heatsinks that I may use sometime or the other. I'm not sure about anything other than the superficial stuff that I can see, but it seems like the Libre is a much nicer board than the Orange Pis that I have. I will take your advise and procure a heatsink, but do not see a blue one right off. Most of the stuff I've been fiddling with on the NG I will make the first line CPUSPEED 99 (at least on the Orange Pi versions this has proven to be the fastest), so it won't hurt to keep her cool 🙂
I'm quite banged up physically, having had 43 surgeries this century from three rounds of the big C (mostly spinal, hip area related), heart surgeries, etc. - so I try to take the wife to work as often as I am able. We live almost adjacent to the Blue RIdge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina in the United States (in case you're not American). Until I get to the woodworking shop and get to making my luggable, I've take one of my laptop lapdesks and fastened an 11.6" LCD monitor to the lapdesk, fastened a LiPo 12 volt 6000 mAh/5volt battery to it, and use a killer little mechanical (brown switches) keyboard from Prime Day. It works well enough, but I want to mess about with the Color Maximite 1 and 2 some more (the monitor has HDMI, composite, VGA, and another composite capable BNC jack) and have it all in a one piece luggable, suitcase type "laptop" 🙂 So I will take her to work when I can, jump over to the Parkway and get up to above a mile and do some easy (relatively speaking, a walk in the park for most) walking. When that is done, I will eat lunch and then mess about with the BASIC Engine OG or NG a little/play about on a laptop/watch a movie/livestream/etc. My brother was given a couple of new riding lawnmower sized batteries (not lithium, sadly) and he gave them to me. I had a nice buck converter, a nice little inverter, etc - so I put together a quick and dirty power source for my after walk leisure electronic stuff 🙂
Back to the NG and gamepads: for kicks and giggles, I did try three gamepads out on the Libre H3 today and expectedly got the same results as before. If anyone happens to see this and has a known working gamepad, please post the name and I will order up a couple of them 😃
Thank you for your help!!