My biggest issue last year with the TK1 was dead boards. We started with 3, have 1 totally dead and another that will freeze at uboot 90% of the time.
We’ve used on board computers for 4 years now, these were the first to give us this level of problems. What would be awesome would be for the Shield TV (which also has a TX1) to support Ubuntu with the linux4tegra software stack.
Amazon has them for $25 at this moment, I picked one up. It’s possible that even without linux (just an android app), this would work well. In my experience I’ve found the official android builds to be more stable and performant in any case.
Later this week, we will add a link on the site to apply for the EDU discount, either by entering your EDU email address or with instructions provided for registering your organization. After receiving the discount code you will need to enter it during check-out, after which the discount will be applied to your order.
The case looks fantastic, it would look great in clear acrylic, or any other colour. Have you thought about making a grill or filter over the fan hole, to prevent swarf and other particulates entering the case?