Maker - Your DIY Intel Product Guide

    Everyone who has done something on their own knows how important it is in this process to have access to the most complete information on the topic and the most convenient tools. That is why Intel, having launched its Arduino-compatible Galileo computer a little over a year ago, has now begun to create a knowledge base for those who want to use it. Later, Edison was added to the line of DIY products - and the database was replenished with knowledge about it. The site for self-made was called simply and capaciously - Maker . Now it contains literally everything related to the above products. What exactly can you find on it and what does this girl in a strange dress do on KDPV?

    To begin with, briefly recall the mat. part.

    Intel Galileo(now Gen2) is a microcomputer based on the x86 Intel Quark X1000 processor, compatible with pinouts and expansion cards with the Arduino Uno R3 platform. The computer is equipped with 256 MB of RAM, a standard set of industrial interfaces, mini-PCI Express and MicroSD slots, Ethernet ports and USB host / USB client. It is programmed by Galileo through the Arduino IDE, there is support for Yocto Linux.

    Intel Edison (also now in its second version) is a computer the size of a memory card, an ideal platform for wearable electronics and the Internet of things. The tiny case houses a dual-core Intel Atom central processor, an additional microcontroller, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of ROM, 40 GPIO interfaces, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters. Edison works with a range of IDEs such as Arduino, Eclipse, Wyliodrin and Intel XDK.

    For both devices, Intel released a special IoT Developer Kit (we already wrote about it ), which allows you to create C, C ++, Python and JavaScript programs that use specific sensors and interfaces.

    Now let's go directly to the site. Probably its most important part for the developer is a huge section with documentation and files for download . You’ll even get tired of listing what is there, but I’ll try to isolate the main thing.
    • Arduino IDE for various OS
    • Linux images and source codes
    • Release Information and Datasheets
    • Design projects and circuit diagrams of printed circuit boards
    • Lists of hardware components
    • Test Reports
    • And many many others

    Often, the voice of the people can tell you something that you will not find in the official documentation. Therefore, another important section of the site is user forums . Forums are divided into subsections for ease of search, of course, Intel consultants are also present. There you will also find a tech support page.

    In the Learning Center section, the site resources already mentioned above are arranged in a methodically consistent manner to simplify the process of entering the topic, starting from the very basics. And finally, there is a catalog of ready-made, already completed projects - something to strive for. Your device may also be there.

    Now we can say about the girl, more precisely, her dress. This is also from the category of finished projectsspecially prepared for this year's CES. The upper part of the dress is printed on a 3D printer, equipped with a set of sensors, servos and an Intel Edison computer, which determines that someone has come too close and the owner is uncomfortable from violating his personal space - then the collar with claws rises. Great idea, and not only for exhibitions - but, say, for our public transport too ...

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