The drive contains:• Wispy Image for Orange Pi Zero+• !WispyConf - config front end+• !Wispy software for RISC OS• Source for WispyConf• Source for Wispy • Installation Manual
Acorn and RISC OS Spares and Extras
FREE* Wireless Networking for RISC OS. And More.Wispy is quick way to bring one of the remaining deficits of RISC OS to fruition, until a proper, integrated solution is found. In fact, it actually manages to fulfill even more:•Wireless networking configurable within RISC OS•Access to a fully-featured and up to date browser•The ability to set up Samba and NFS shares•Additional storage via USB•Access to your OwnCloud filesNot only that, but it also allows access to other applications not usually available, such as word proccessors, image processing, and other Linux-based apps. These can be made to appear in a window within a familiar RISC OS environment.It also comes with a configuration front end for RISC OS, that allows you to establish the original connection through RISC OS.Connecting to wireless networks is possible through a simple web interface that can be operated fully within NetSurf - unlike many other options, there is no need to connect and set up using a PC first. Wispy is fully configurable from RISC OS. Wispy fits nicely into both a RISC OS Pi-Top case, or within an ordinary desktop case, using a custom-built PCI bracket available from RISCOSbits. It can be powered from either a standard USB port or using a molex splitter to microUSB port, also available from RISCOSbits.All the software is available for free* although you will need to obtain additional hardware for it work.Caveats•Wispy only works with an Orange Pi Zero 512MB (it may work with 256MB versions, but is untested)•The original programmer is no longer able to contribute to the project, so it is being released “as is” along with source code for others to contribute to the project, and will not be developed further by RISCOSbits or the original programmer.•Wispy is distributed on a 16GB USB drive, so you’ll need to burn your own microSD card for the Orange Pi Zero from the 8GB image included•Limited support is only available through the Wispy Mailing List - details included on the USB drive.•Ordering is only available through our contact pageFurther DevelopmentsAnyone wishing to develop Wispy further, for non-commercial purposes, is free to do so. RISCOSbits will offer limited support to coordinate efforts to enhance and improve Wispy and WispyConf.Some ideas being considered are:•Opening processes in separate windows, i.e. Firefox in one window and LibreOffice Calc in another•Porting to other Single Board Computers, such as Orange Pi PC for improved application performance•Improved !WispyConf including drag and drop configuration•Obfuscation of networking detailsGetting WispyWispy is available on a 16GB USB drive, and for a limited period, there are some 512MB Orange Pi Zero boards for use with the software. RISCOSbits can also supply custom-made PCI brackets to fit the device into a full-height or half-height PCI slot in a standard PC case.
* a small charge is made for the media to distribute the software and source code+ whilst Wispy is fully working and has been in use for a number of months at RISCOSbits HQ, no warranty is offered - you are effectively buying the hardware, and the software just happens to included on the USB. Support will be offered where possible, but this is restricted by the original programmer’s unavailability.
PCI Kit - £ TBA
LIMITED AVAILABILITYA “nearly everything you need to get started” kit, including:• Orange Pi Zero 512MB• 16GB USB Drive• Molex Splitter cableYou just need to supply an ethernet cable and a microSD card to hold the image, and buy a PCI bracket separately, if required.
Pi-TOP Kit - £ TBA
LIMITED AVAILABILITYA kit to get your Pi-Top working wirelessly with RISC OS including:• Orange Pi Zero 512MB• 16GB USB Drive• Flat micro USB cable• Flat ethernet cableYou just need to supply a microSD card to hold the image.
Half Height Bracket - £5
A simple, custom-built way to mount the Wispy inside a PC case with the smaller PCI brackets, such as shoebox, or MiniITX cases.The limited stock brackets are specifically built to hold the Orange Pi Zero in place, and allow all necessary cable connections.
Molex Splitter - £7.50
A custom molex splitter cable terminating in a microUSB plug, so that Wispy can be powered from a standard 4-pin molex plug found on most power supplies.
Full Height Bracket - £5
A simple, custom-built way to mount the Wispy inside a standard ATX or ITX MicroATX PC cases for use with your RISC OS machine.The limited stock brackets are specifically built to hold the Orange Pi Zero in place, and allow all necessary cable connections.