Jun 09

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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May 16

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 HP DesignJet and what was just a collection of bytes in a virtual web service is now a physical entity in the real world.

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May 02

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.

Apr 22

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, or you can use it to build software from source, as we are about to do with Nano. Continue reading

Apr 09

Getting Galileo on WiFi

A guide to getting Galileo on WiFi

The Intel Galileo development board has a full sized PCIe connector on the bottom.

Using this connector you can add a WiFi card to Galileo, so that it can joint your WiFi network, or even create one of it’s own. Galileo is compatible with a number of WiFi cards, and drivers for most of the popular Intel cards are included in the Linux distribution that runs on Galileo.

This guide shows you how I added Galileo to my wifi network.

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Apr 02

Getting to know Galileo

The Intel Galileo is a development kit produced by Intel, based around the Intel Quark X1000 SoC. The Quark X1000 is a Pentium-class 32 Bit ‘System On Chip’ device, with intel’s ISA architecture. Lets take a look at it’s features and get to know it a bit. Continue reading

Feb 28

Logitech M570 Teardown and Repair

The Logitech M570 is one of very few thumb-operated trackballs on the market. For anyone, like me, who suffers from RSI in the wrist, it is an ideal replacement for a mouse as it removes all the moving back and forth – your wrist stays in one position and does not move when using it.

I have had several of these over the years and they have all suffered from the same problem: after just a few weeks of using them, they start to develop problems like double-clicking and dropping files when you are trying to drag. I posted a blog about this earlier. You can read it here.

In this post we will teardown the M570 and repair the cause of the problem.

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