I would like to do for my Master Thesis a project with Turris Omnia. Basicly I would like to take Omnia 2GB pimp it out.
1} I would put https://www.compex.com.sg/product/wle1216v5-20/ and https://www.compex.com.sg/product/wle1216v2-20/ inside. Of course I would have to either add 2 antennas (there is space for it) or somehow create/get diplexer so I use only 4 antennas (more elegant solution). Driver should be here https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/tree/master/QCA9984/hw1.0. As far as I know there are no 802.11ad or ax cards so far. Idea here is to get the fastest WI-Fi.
2} I would get NAS box and I would add a SATA adapter to get 4 SATA ports. I found https://www.innodisk.com/en/products/embedded-peripheral/storage-expansion/EMPS-3401#tab3 or http://www.iocrest.com/en/product_details564_a.html. Regular card has just 2 ports for 2 disks and I thought about RAID 5 and then after reading some articles which don’t recommend it I came up with RAID01 with https://www.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/sata-adapter-enclosure~35SAT225S3R which has hardware RAID0 so I would use 2 of those, 4 2TB 2.5 HDDs https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179110 (the largest possible because of 9.5 mm limit) and created RAID 1 in Omnia. Idea here is to get fastest NAS with redundancy. Maybe there is better solution, maybe simple RAID 1 of two 3.5 will do the same, Also maybe SFP could be used with my PC 10G card for higher throughput (2.5). Maybe https://www.crowdsupply.com/gnubee/personal-cloud-2 would be way better solution. I am not really sure about it, if this will work, please share your opinion, your ideas.
I would add TBS5580 https://www.tbsiptv.com/download/tbs5580/tbs5580_multi_standard_tuner_usb_box_ci.pdf tuner so it is possible to watch TV over network. Drivers should be here https://github.com/tbsdtv/linux_media/wiki.
We have 1 USB 3.0 left and I would use it for webcam. Logitech BRIO STREAM has bad Linux support so I would probably choose C922, http://www.kurokesu.com/shop/cameras/CAMUSB1 or C920 with http://www.kurokesu.com/shop/diy_kits/KITC920 . Would you use any better camera. Or do you have better idea what to do with this USB?
I also have a 3D printer Anet A8. Many users use Raspberry Pi 3 with it to print with Octoprint. Do you think it would be beneficial to use Omnia for it?
Services: Web Server, OpenVPN server, FTP, MiniDLNA, SAMBA. Anything else?
I also have regular Turris 1.1. How could those 2 be used together?
I know it is many questions but one cannot know everything. I am asking for a little help because I explained my idea to a professor and he is interested in it, so before I finish my proposal for Master Thesis I would like to hear some criticism.
P.S.: Of course I would make all the work public and available for others because I would like to give back to the community.