Description: The Intel® Edison is an ultra small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. Each Edison is packed with a huge amount of tech goodies into a tiny package while still providing the same robust strength of your go-to single board computer. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ SoC dual-core CPU and including an integrated WiFi, Bluetooth LE, and a 70-pin connector to attach a veritable slew of shield-like “Blocks” which can be stacked on top of each other. It’s no wonder how this little guy is lowering the barrier of entry on the world of electronics!
The Intel® Edison packs a robust set of features into its small size, delivering great performance, durability, and a broad spectrum of I/O and software support. Those versatile features help meet the needs of a makers, inventors, and beginners. This is a module with a high speed processor and WiFi and Bluetooth Radios on board. It’s low power and small footprint make it ideal for projects that need a lot of processing power, but don’t have the ability to be near a larger power source or have a large footprint.
This kit also includes a Arduino Breakout, which essentially gives your Edison the ability to interface with Arduino shields or any board with the Arduino footprint. Digital pins 0 to 13 (and the adjacent AREF and GND pins), analog inputs 0 to 5, the power header, ICSP header, and the UART port pins (0 and 1) are all in the same locations as on the Arduino Uno R3 (Arduino 1.0 pinout). Additionally, the Intel® Edison Arduino Breakout includes a micro SD card connector, a micro USB device port connected to UART2, and a combination micro USB device connector and dedicated standard size USB 2.0 host Type-A connector (selectable via a mechanical microswitch). Though this kit won’t turn your Edison into an Arduino itself, you will, however, gain access to to the Arduino’s shield library and resources!
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I am impressed with the incredible capabilities of this board. The Edison combines many of the technologies I was looking for in a small form factor for many of the projects I have been dreaming of building. the inclusion of wifi and bluetooth at the price point make it a excellent buy. With the Breakout it makes prototyping my designs even easier and easy to swap out my old arduino design easy and fast. and with the large storage on chip i can cut out 3 external components from my design ultimately making my project cheaper and faster and more capable.
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It is very disappointing that Intel seems to have not provided adequate Linux product support for the Edison.
I can only surmise that the Edison’s apparent roots as a smartphone SOC seem to have stifled its maturation as a generally useful device for developing products upon.
In April 2016, a 3.10.x kernel simply will not work for a large majority of embedded Linux applications. Perhaps someday, Intel will get serious with a device that is not as encumbered with the restrictions we are facing with the current Edison offering.
As an engineer that has to make a device selection literally this week, I find that I cannot recommend Edison for anything beyond being an interesting curiosity in its present form.
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We sent this to an end user that we are contracted with (NAVY) - they haven’t sent it back! Other than that we don’t get communication on usage info. BUT… good to say that the NAVY is using it.
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I love this product, It is very powerful. with the breakout board it makes it very easy to program and receive output.
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It sucks because there is virtually no support. The community is nice but there is about 3 knowledgeable members. Thank you to those people.
It is small and was probably the most powerful platform until the raspberry pi 2
Don’t buy it unless you absolutely need the small size.
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I bought this with Arduino compatibility in mind and the Intel reputation. While the potential of Edison is substantial, the current implementation is incomplete and the documentation - other than rudimentary getting started - opaque and seemingly incomplete. I have yet to find ANY decent documentation on what Arduino libraries are implemented.
A work in progress.
Also. Most of the interesting Edison Sparkfun accessory boards are not in ship status. Yet. And further, unclear how many of those will be supported with Arduino libraries.
Hi, I wanted to point out a couple informational bits that may help you get started with the Arduino side of things. Here’s a great tutorial about getting started https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-23147 You will want the Edison Arduino IDE https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-23242 Then follow along with the tutorial. Step 4 gets you blinking an LED and then from there you can get rolling with your Arduino Experiments. Happy hacking
Easy to program . Low current comsumption, stable. Capable to connect Using it for awireless mecanum robot. So far I am very happy
If you want to enter the world of Edison, the Arduino Breakout Kit is a great platform to get started with. It gives you access to most of the peripherals on the Edison : 5V level shifted I/O, ADC, SD card, SPI, i2c, PWM…
In my opinion, the Edison system-on-module is targeted at people who wants to make their own carrier board with custom electronics for a specific project. If you just want a single board computer, maybe you should go with the rPi or BBB.
I chose the Intel Edison and Arduino Breakout Kit because it seemed to be the best and most expedient way to build a prototype project for a client but it has turned out to be so much more.
The Intel Edison + Yocto Linux + Intel IoT DevKit IDE is executed extremely well and is quite a powerful platform and development environment.
I plan on developing many more projects using the Intel Edison and Yocto Linux.
As one would expect from Intel the breakout kit is top notch. Super high quality and well thought out.
Anticipated substantial speed and performance boost from Edison in a nice compact form factor. Encountered mostly barriers, not unusual for me, but in this case without the huge library and experience of other users - as for Arduino - to help me find solutions. Found too many links to similar barriers without solutions, particularly for DS18B20 thermistors and GPS. For the future with Edison I will stick with sensors and code already proven. For current projects I will go back to Arduino.
It met my expectations but needs more intel and community support to catch fire.
I look forward to Node-RED and better Debian support for this package. Don’t make me jump into Yocto to start but I appreciate the option of a Yocto transition in the future.
every thing i need i have found
The product combination works as advertised!
Since I am fairly new, I find it frustrating at either the lack of software documentation or my inability to find it. Especially bluez5 and pulseaudo. Seems everyone already knows this so no need to document. How do I make a speaker reconnect after reboot, automatically of course. Things like tat are frustrating to discover.
Drinking through a technical fire hose, but having fun!
Is very powerfull
It seems to have potential but getting it to work requires time and patience. No structured documentation or support to help novices get started..
I have tried several time to install the Arduino code necessary to run Arduino code on the Edison Arduino. As recent as Jan 27 2016, the version 1.6.7 with no success. The choice “Tools/ Boards” does not offer the Edison Arduino Board. Please help me.
I am running Fedora and the development tools say they support Linux, but the support is limited to Ubuntu Linux.
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Good kit, but if you can mention what DC adaptor it needs would be more helpful.
Hi there, Thanks for the suggestion. The device likes a power supply of 7-15V and it needs just under 500mA when transmitting over Wifi
I purchased this board for a remote sensing project and it arrived fast as everything does from Sparkfun. This board may not be the fastest on the market, nor the most user friendly interface, but if you prefer to program in Python and need a board for remote sensing or similar, this board is amazing.