Electronic Engineering Blog


Windows ™ versus Linux on intel Galileo

Here is a really quick and dirty, non scientific comparison of a Galileo GEN1 board running Windows ™ against the same board running linux. SPI Flash version is 1.0.2. Login to windows is via telnet. Login to linux is via ssh.  Time taken from power-on to login: Linux  48 Seconds Windows 68 Seconds Time taken […]


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Galileo GPIO Timing & why it doesn’t work for some.

The Intel Galileo is has Arduino UNO compatibility, yet often I see queries from someone asking why their favourite Arduino Shield won’t work, or why an interface they have made which works on other Arduino boards, doesn’t work with Galileo. Often they say Galileo is no use, or Galileo doesn’t do what it claims, or Galileo is […]


Reading 1-Wire iButtons using a UART

This post takes a look at a simple 1-Wire protocol reader/writer using a standard UART for detecting and communicating with 1-Wire devices. Written in C for Linux, and running on Intel Galileo. It could easily be ported to most other platforms.


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LED Matrix built and working

I’ve assembled and coded up the LED Matrix shield that I designed. It’s running on an Intel Galieo, but should also be compatible with other Arduino UNO Compatible boards. Assembly pictures and video demos are included.


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Virtual becomes Reality – The Galileo Project.

I few weeks ago I posted about how I designed an enclosure for Galileo boards. I used the ‘cloud’ based software known as Autodesk Fusion 360 to do the design work. I then ‘shared’ the data with a colleague in another country part of the UK. He very kindly printed the design out on his […]


Internet of Things DevKit build for Galileo

Intel have released instructions on how to build the DevKit Linux image for Galileo, which includes all the required developer tools and access to Intel’s package repository. Check out the build instructions here (PDF). I’ve built the image and tested it and will make an image of the SD Card available on this blog later.


Putting nano on Galileo

In this post I look at how to put my current favoured linux text editor, nano, onto Galileo. My galileo is running the SD Card based linux image available from Intel’s IoT ADT page. This image includes all the dev tools required to build projects from source. You can use it to develop your own software, […]


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