Nice one, I’ve been waiting for someone to try this and share their thoughts!
I think it seems like a fantastic candidate for development especially for educational contexts as you can (I believe) set it up to boot off the SD card and it could become like a Raspberry Pi. The Deck hardware could be owned by an institution, students could be provided with an SD card preimaged with what is needed, develop on the deck while docked, then unplug it and drive/monitor a robot. You could even imagine supplying 2x paired SD cards, one for a Pi in the robot and one for the Deck.
I’m keen to give it a go once they become available in Australia, but I think we could be waiting a long time…
I’d hoped for similar when the Switch was announced but sadly Nintendo are dead against any kind of homebrew so that put an end to that. I am intrigued by running Windows on it to be honest and booting from Micro SD would save installing it if it didn’t work out. I have a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and I’ve been aiming to get ROS in to Unity to see if I can make use of it.
Toby is simultaneously afraid of nothing and freaked out by the smallest sounds, we’re pretty certain he’s actually five or six identical cats that live with us and we only see one at a time. It’d explain the different personalities at least!
Hmm, not sure what’s happened there to be honest, I’ll fire up my Deck later and have a look. Pretty sure I just needed to activate the env and it was good to go. I may have changed something without realising it though.