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Member Since: August 24, 2006

Country: United States

  • Its physically painful hearing people who don’t check facts.. From the Intel Edison Website:

    Intel® Edison Compute Module Provides a fully open source hardware and software development environment for your Maker projects.

    • High performance, dual-core CPU and single core micro-controller supports complex data collection in a low power package • Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low-Energy* (LE), memory, and storage simplifies configuration and increases scalability • 40 multiplexed GPIO interfaces with expansion board options for total project design and flexibility Supportive environment

    This is little board can really do quite a lot and is really very fast for what you are getting. And it’s DUAL CORE, with a 100 mhz MCU and with the latest Yocto Image and SDK Intel opened this up as well.

    You can run OpenCV as well as ROS - The Robot Operating System, and if you take the time to learn the Quark SDK now you have a very close to real-time mcu to take care of sensors and such and feed that to the dual core linux system.

    You can use many different development tools and languages with this, or treat like an Arduino. The choice is yours.

    This board gets slammed for things by people who don’t or won’t or can’t read. It’s a real shame because nothing can really touch this at this price point and with the SparkFun blocks, the world is your oyster.

    I like doing business with SparkFun, but they don’t always have what I need, so i have to give my money to others as well. One of them being Adafruit, they reviewed the Edison without understanding it as they panned it. And for some reason think that the sun rises and sets in the Raspberry pi.

    The Raspberry pi only wishes it could do what this board can and use a little power as it does it.

    I am glad Sparkfun knows a good thing when they see it.

  • Trying to use this block with a level shifter on the jst connector.

    I can run: i2cdetect -y -r 1

    And I get:

    root@BIG_BOARD:~# i2cdetect -y -r 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: – – – – – – – – – – – – – 10: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 20: – – – – – – – 27 – – – – – – – – 30: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 40: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 50: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 60: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 70: – – – – – – – – root@BIG_BOARD:~#

    So the Edison does see the LCD, it just isn’t working otherwise.

    I have hooked this up to an Edison sitting on the arduino breakout and it works just fine.

    Not sure what the issue is here.

  • Your correct, the concept of Arduino is the total package.. But in this case with the backstabbing going on, the software trumps it all for me. And if you think about it, it should for the rest as well.

  • This is best explanation I have seen as to who the support should go to. Think about it, anyone can make the boards. The software is a different story.

  • What scope and bench supply are you using there ?

  • Trying to decide between this product and the Arduino Display Module - 4.3" Touchscreen LCD.

    Is the major difference is that this includes the Arduino adapter ?

    Looking for why I would buy this over the other.

  • You say: “Note: The module can be switched to a "SGC” by changing the firmware. It’s been brought to our attention that trying to program the 4D screens using an FTDI breakout can damage the driver. You’ll need to use the FT232RQ USB to Serial which you can find in the related items below."

    What is SGC and why would I want to use that ? Also any word on the Capacitive touch version ?

  • Is there some kind of break out board for this, was hoping it would fit on a bread board but the pins don’t quite make it. So an adapter is going to be needed. If any one knows of one, that would be great.

  • Datasheet PDF wont load or download. Broken ?

  • I have been looking to use this board and compile the code.

    The sample code talks about using arduino but the code isn’t for the arduino IDE and I don’t know what was used to compile it.

    Any chance of getting code that works as demo code for the arduino IDE ?

    This device is pretty useless to me atm.

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