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SKhan25
Beginner
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How to use intel edison as an independent system that is not connected to the computer and directly connected to power supply.

Hello,

I have started using intel edison from past couple of days. Lets take a simple example of flashing an LED. When I connect the board to my laptop through USB and Serial connection it flashes the LED. But when I disconnect the system from my laptop and power it up using the DC adapter given along with kit it does not flash the LED. Where does the program actually gets stored?

What is the procedure to flash the program and use edison as a standstill system powered by battery or a DC Power supply like we do with most of other microcontrollers.

Thanks in Advance for responding.

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Matthias_H_Intel
Employee
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From what you write it looks like you want to use Edison for Arduino sketches: check e..g

If you are using the underlying Linux OS directly just write a systemd script to launch your executable, see e.g.:

Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello Shahbaz,

What is the Yocto image version that you are using? You can check it by running the following command in the Edison's terminal:

configure_edison -- version

There is a known issue with the Arduino sketches in the latest image, but first let's check which version you currently have.

Regards,

Diego.

SKhan25
Beginner
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The Version is 159. Is there an issue with this? Also if I upgrade the version will it work fine?

Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello Shahbaz,

Yes, there is a known issue with that version. The Arduino sketches don't start automatically after the board reboots. You could do one of the following suggestions to solve it:

  1. You can re-flash the Edison with the previous image which doesn't present this issue. The previous image can be downloaded from the following site: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/24910/Intel-Edison-Software-Release-2-1?httpDown=htt... Intel Edison Software Release 2.1
  2. The other suggestion would be the workaround described in this thread: . With this workaround you will be able to keep using the latest yocto image.

Regards,

Diego.

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