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In my previous blog we have seen how to setup SDCARD with updated kernel using linux machine. This is for all windows users who need to have updated kernel .   the kernel source is available here : https://github.com/embest-tech/linux-imx/tree/embest_imx_3.10.17_1.0.0_ga Flashing OS binary in windows has been very simple, thanks to win32diskimager  which makes flashing look a piece of cake.   You need to download the fsl-image-fb-riotboard.sdcard image from below link. https:/ ...
Announcing the availability of an updated 3.10.17 kernel for RIoTboard.It has been available for quite some time in github repository. https://github.com/embest-tech/linux-imx/tree/embest_imx_3.10.17_1.0.0_ga   The release has been in sync with official i.MX releases.   All the commits can be found in the repository providing support for LCD and other accessories.   We made our major release on this heavily tested and optimised kernel which carries number of advancements over ...
I´ve been searching for a method to write all the stuff you get from building the parts for the system on the internal flash of the board. Mainly because I don´t want to write everything onto an SD Card and then copy it onto the internal flash. Also there are a lot of steps to do every time. And because I´m mainly using Windows on my Desktop machines, I thought why not using MFGTool for that.   I won´t explain on how to create the parts. Only how to get them with MF ...
IntroDuring application development, taking screenshots of the Android environment on your RIoTboard would be a very useful ability to have right? Most Android devices have an easy method for taking screenshots on the device (usually pushing the home button and the power button simultaneously). Since the RIoTboard lacks both of these buttons we have to use an alternative method, the Android Device Monitor (ADM). The instructions within this guide will be catered towards Windows users however the ...
McuOnEclipse

A RIoT Board Journey

Posted by McuOnEclipse Jul 26, 2014
I ordered a RIoT board, and thanks to the many existing blogs here on element14 I was able to make some progress :-). So I started a series of my own articles about my journey with the RIoT board, with links listed below (all articles accessble under RIoT Board | MCU on Eclipse):   First Steps with the RIoT Board and Android | MCU on Eclipse Terminal Connection to the RIoT Board | MCU on Eclipse Flashing a new Android Image to the RIoT Board | MCU on Eclipse Adding the Wi-Pi WiFi Dongl ...
Teil 3: Bau eines Mainline Linux-Kernel für RIoTboard Post von selsinork in RIoTboard, 4. Mai 2014, 15:13:00 In Teil 3 meiner Post-Serie lesen Sie heute, wie man eine aktuelle Linux-Version auf dem RIoTboard zum Laufen bringt.   Über die Links können Sie meine anderen Posts aufrufen. Teil 1: Boot-Schalter am RIoTboard Teil 2: Bau eines Mainline u-Boot für RIoTboard Teil 4: Pinmux-Einstellungen für RIoTboard Erweiterungssteckverbinder Teil 5: Bau eines Debian armhf ...
Teil 2: Bau eines Mainline u-Boot für RIoTboard Post von selsinork in RIoTboard, 28. April 2014, 21:05:00 Dies ist der zweite von mehreren Posts zum RIoTboard. Die anderen Beiträge können über die folgenden Links aufgerufen werden: Teil 1: Boot-Schalter am RIoTboard Teil 3: Bau eines Mainline Linux-Kernel für RIoTboard Teil 4: Pinmux-Einstellungen für RIoTboard Erweiterungssteckverbinder Teil 5: Bau eines Debian armhf Root-Dateisystem für RIoTboard Teil ...
RIoTboard Teil 1: Boot-Schalter am RIoTboard Post von selsinork in RIoTboard, 10. April 2014, 15:51:00 Dies ist der erste von mehreren Posts zum RIoTboard. Die anderen Posts können über den folgenden Link aufgerufen werden: Teil 2: Bau eines Mainline u-Boot für RIoTboard Teil 3: Bau eines Mainline Linux-Kernel für RIoTboard Teil 4: Pinmux-Einstellungen für RIoTboard Erweiterungssteckverbinder Teil 5: Bau eines Debian armhf Root-Dateisystems für RIoTboard Teil 6: De ...
DAB

RioT Board power consumption.

Posted by DAB Top Member Jul 20, 2014
I noticed that several people had remarked that the chip got warm in use, so I decided to run a quick test.   I set up the wall wart on my power meter and plugged in the Riot Board to see what current it drew.   When first plugged in, the wall wart drew between 30 to 40 milliamps at 110VAC. The power consumption was about 1.1 watts.   After a few minutes, the draw eased to about 20 milliamps and the wattage dropped to about 1.0 watts.   I did notice a slight increase in ...
Intro If you have followed my previous guide you will have a working Android platform on your RIoTboard, now lets do something with it!   In this guide we will be installing and using Skype to participate in a video call. The process can be easilly adapted to cover almost any Android software which is distributed as a free APK   Equipment Required For this project you will require the following: Access to a Windows based PC Skype APK Microphone Speakers RIoTboard LCD8000-97C UA ...
mlongthorne

RIoTboard Demo I

Posted by mlongthorne element14 Team Jul 14, 2014
Intro I recently set up a couple of demos on I.MX 6 based boards for one of the tech suport guys to take to the Designing with Freescale seminar in Warsaw. The best of the bunch was a RIoTboard demo showcasing compatibility with a portable LCD display, camera and WiFi. The demo creation process is simple enough for a relative beginner to follow and when completed makes for a great platform for Android development.   Equipment Required For this project you will require the following: Access ...
Recently i was going through freescale document AN4173 on building uboot using eclipse. The document was released with an old version of eclipse and on windows, and being a linux user I thought to give it a try on a newer version of eclipse (kepler) on ubuntu.   We will download and install eclipse on Ubuntu. Configure and build uboot sources using eclipse   Download Cross Compiler git clone git://github.com/embest-tech/fsl-linaro-toolchain.git Download U ...
Part 2: Introduction This project is about connecting a screen from a laptop to the RIoTboard. For a full introduction, see part 1 by clicking here, it goes into more detail about this project. This part 2 covers the circuit and powering up the display.   Here is an example photo of the result (wood mock-up stand, it will be tidied up later), this is a 12.1 inch display from a laptop. The RIoTboard is temporarily attached to the rear of the display:   How does it work? The RIoTboard ...
Part 1: Introduction (Click here for Part 2). Thanks so much to doctorcdf and nlarson at element14 for always inspiring me and others, I was very proud to receive two free RIoTboards for a couple of projects. The RIoTboard is one of the latest very low cost single board computers (SBC) with a decent processor capable of running Android or Linux.   This first project is to connect it up to a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD display as found on old laptops, with a view to eventually convertin ...