For some while I keep finding around me things related to Makers, Quadcopters, and algorithms. At first I thought that it is just by chance... That IoT is nice, and Makers are having fun, and algorithms are just another way of saying parallel programming and so on... Apparently there is something very unique that connects all these seemingly unrelated areas. You know, it takes a while to realize it, but: if everyone at work speaks Martian, and your barman speaks Martian, and you go back home and your wife speaks Martian, then you probably live on Mars!
Managing a fleet of IoT devices and deploying code is no easy task. Resin.io changes the workflow by leveraging Git and Docker technology!
How It Works
When you have new code for your end devices, all you need to do is simply perform a "git push". Resin.io builds your code into a Docker container and deploys it onto the device if/when it's online! Below is an image describing the process, found on Resin.io's website:
The Intel® Edison Cloud and Middleware library,iotkit-comm, allows network-connected devices to conveniently discover and communicate with each other and the cloud. More specifically, the iotkit-comm library enables developers to write distributed applications composed of clients and servers. This library was designed primarily for Intel® Edison platform, but works well on other platforms too. Iotkit-comm comes in two flavors: C and node.js. This documentation focuses on the C version of the library.
The complete document can be found at the link below.
This document is written for software developers who are developing native software applications with C and C++ on the Intel® Edison Development platform. It covers basic preparation for setting up your host to develop apps for the Intel® Edison Development Board, and provides a sample application for a pedometer. A pre-configured version of Eclipse can be downloaded from the Intel® IoT Software Downloads page
This document explains the configuration of the Wi-Fi* software stack on Intel® Edison development platform. It covers
- Wi-Fi* connections
- Access Point setup
- Wi-Fi* Direct
For example, it will explain how to scan available networks, auto-reconnect after a reboot, and disable power management. The reader should have a basic knowledge of the Linux* operating system and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The complete document is in a PDF.
This document explains how to configure the Bluetooth* software stack on your Intel® Edison board. It covers the BlueZ* software stack, basic Bluetooth operation, and the setup of various Bluetooth profiles including
This document is for software and system engineers who are building and customizing images, kernels, and native SDKs for the Intel® Edison Development Platform. Pre-compiled versions of the Board Support Package (BSP) are available on the Intel® Edison Downloads page. Users who don’t want to modify the default images don’t need to read this document.
The Intel® Edison Board Support Package offers these features:
We received an invite to join employees of Vulcan Inc here in Seattle to spend an afternoon running an Intel Edison workshop focusing on LIBMRAA, Node.js and Johnny-Five. 17 total developers showed up and posted 5 unique Instructables projects!
Here are a few highlights from social media:
This HOW TO aims to explain the various ways to get and play sound with an Intel® Edison board.
Only loopback methods will be described, as they are more interactive and let the Edison board behave as a connected device.
If a user wants to playback a sound file, they must use an external A2DP based player connected via Bluetooth.
The 3 ways which will be described are: