Member #282738

Member Since: January 9, 2012

Country: United States

  • Awesome little board!

  • Great tutorial. Here is an example of going beyond using the Galileo as an expensive Arduino. You can use your temperature circuit and also use python to read a sensor.

    Assuming you have downloaded the ELibC image:

    Then you can do the following to read a TMP36 sensor with python.

    -Install MRAA

    opkg update 
    opkg install mraa

    -Install Python EZ Setup

    curl -o
    python --insecure

    -Install PIP

    curl -o pip-8.0.2.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf pip-8.0.2.tar.gz
    cd pip-8.0.2
    python build install

    -Install PrettyTable

    pip install PrettyTable


    curl -o
    chmod 755

    -Read the temperature

     root@galileo:~# ./ 1 --temp --count 1
     |         Data Type         |        Value        | 
     |      Raw MRAA Reading     |         660         |
     |     MRAA Voltage Calc     |        0.806        |
     |  sys/bus/iio Raw Reading  |         660         |
     |     /sys/bus/iio scale    |        1.2207       |
     | sys/bus/iio Voltage Calc  |        0.806        |
     |          Celsius          |        30.59        |
     |         Fahrenheit        |        87.05        |
     |            Time           | 2016/02/18 05:49:17 |
  • This is a great book if you want how to use your Galileo as an Arduino. But it only has one example of using it as more than a simple Arduino through use of a system call. But nothing else specific to the Galileo. Actually kind of surprised Make printed this.

  • What functionality works currently with the Arduino? I ask because the Arduino is featured in all the photos and the video, but everything seems to be a work in progress.

  • Cool idea! I purchased one.

    But at $59 before the headers and Arduino, does the Yun make a better option? You can push all encryption off to the linux on a chip.

  • I'm a little disappointed with this kit. It looks so good, but its looks are deceiving. As others said, its not perfect. My biggest problem is just the lack of power. Using a motor shield and the same battery pack I use with the Tamiya tank kit this stalls out with the slightest obstacle and just doesn't move very quickly.

  • Hey Nate - But the false positives are just a part of the investigative process. They will use their databases to see if any of the people on the list have priors or are known for something and narrow it down. It is not as if they will break down the doors of every person on that list.

    No different then looking at a faulty circuit, sometimes you unsolder the wrong resistor trying to troubleshoot.

  • Thank you spark fun for helping out the Law Enforcement Organization. You provided information that hopefully will catch the bad guys. There should not be any feelings other than pride on your part.

  • Hey Robotechnobloke- As it ships it will not work with the Uno and Sparkfun XBee Shield. But you simply solder a jumper over the the diode and it works. You can see an example in this instructable.

    I wasted a TON of time before I figured that out...

  • I just finished a project using the Arduino Uno, RN-XV WiFly and the Sparkfun XBee shield. You can check it out here:

No public wish lists :(