I’m working on a project where I need a very small SBC. I’m looking at the NanoPi Neo Air due to it’s 40x40mm form factor, camera, speaker, microphone, and wifi capabilities. My main concern with this board being able to run Mycroft (as compared to the recommended Pi 3B+) is memory.
I’ve read the requirements for Picroft and have even tested Mycroft on DietPi on a Pi Zero (same amount of RAM as an Air and likely the OS I’ll be running on the Air). With ~480MB usable RAM on the Zero, Mycroft + the OS leave about 20-30MB of RAM free. I assume this is space used to move pages to and from swap. As the Picroft installation instructions suggest, it runs pretty rough. I’m not sure if this is solely due to the CPU being single core or if the swapping of memory is also a part of it.
Does anyone have experience running Picroft/Mycroft-core on something with a CPU like a Pi 3 but half the RAM?