First-time hardware setup and assembly
See the instructions for first time setup of a MinnowBoard MAX module. These instructions can be used with any MinnowBoard MAX compatible boards, such as MinnowBoard Turbot*.
Wind River® Pulsar™ Linux as a target OS
- Download the certified Wind River Pulsar Linux for MinnowBoard image from the "Releases" directory.
- Copy the Wind River Pulsar Linux certified image onto a micro SD memory card or a USB Flash drive.
- Insert the SD card into the device.
- Connect an Ethernet cable to the device to provide network connectivity.
- Connect an HDMI display, a USB keyboard, and a USB mouse to the MinnowBoard MAX device.
- Power-on the device; both Blue LED lights should illuminate.
- Wait for the device to boot Wind River Pulsar Linux. The desktop environment is automatically launched for you.
- At the graphical login prompt, use the credentials
root:incendiato log-in to the system. You may change the password after the first login.
- Test network connectivity by entering the following in the console window:
$ ping pulsar.windriver.com
- Launch the terminal emulator and ignite your application development. If you wish to ensure you have the latest firmware installed on your device, immediately after login run
$ smart update
The default Wind River® Pulsar™ Linux image doesn’t ship with
npm, and does not contain the Intel XDK Daemon, so we will install them manually in the next section.
Install the necessary dependencies (mraa, npm)
- Connect to the network.
$ sudo npm install -g mraa
- Install upm:
$ sudo npm install -g upm
The Intel XDK daemon assumes the user is logged in as root.
Important: The device board and the host computer must be connected to the same local network
Launch the XDK, and make sure you can ssh to the board from your development system. Start the XDK, select or create an IoT project, select manual connection, and enter the board’s IP. The XDK should download and install the daemon on the board. After the installation, the XDK should detect the board running the daemon (assuming it’s on the same local network) and list it so you can connect without entering the IP.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up your development board to start working with the Intel XDK.