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Intel Edison Mini Breakout board

AGudi1
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Hi All

Please can you guide me how to integrate sensor devices to Intel Edison break out board.

How to connect GPIO, SPI, I2C interfaces to Intel Edison mini break out board

Does Intel provide any webservice interface to any storage cloud service.

Any reference guides and forums would be useful.

 

Thanks

P

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idata
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Hello Protocoder,

 

 

Thanks for reaching out!

 

 

The mini breakout board was designed for those people who are planning on developing a custom board. So, this board serves as a prototyping board that gives access to Edison's GPIOs in order for the user to connect their own circuits and test them before designing/manufacturing a final board. The mini breakout board's interfaces work a voltage of 1.8v so, if you'd like to use a sensor that works at a different level, you'll have to use a level translator. I believe a good way to start getting familiar with the mini breakout board and the Edison's hardware is to read their hardware guides, which you can find in:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005808.html

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005574.html

 

 

In order to interact with Edison's interfaces, such as SPI, I2C, etc., you can do so by using mraa. You can find more details about this library here:

 

 

https://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/mraa/

 

https://github.com/intel-iot-devkit/mraa

 

 

Intel used to offer a cloud solution ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-iot-platforms-getting-started-cloud-analytics), nevertheless, this project has been discontinued. However, there are several alternative solutions for this. You can check https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison# cloud in order to learn about them.

 

 

I hope this information helps you,

 

Pedro M.

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idata
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Hello Protocoder,

 

 

Thanks for reaching out!

 

 

The mini breakout board was designed for those people who are planning on developing a custom board. So, this board serves as a prototyping board that gives access to Edison's GPIOs in order for the user to connect their own circuits and test them before designing/manufacturing a final board. The mini breakout board's interfaces work a voltage of 1.8v so, if you'd like to use a sensor that works at a different level, you'll have to use a level translator. I believe a good way to start getting familiar with the mini breakout board and the Edison's hardware is to read their hardware guides, which you can find in:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005808.html

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005574.html

 

 

In order to interact with Edison's interfaces, such as SPI, I2C, etc., you can do so by using mraa. You can find more details about this library here:

 

 

https://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/mraa/

 

https://github.com/intel-iot-devkit/mraa

 

 

Intel used to offer a cloud solution ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-iot-platforms-getting-started-cloud-analytics), nevertheless, this project has been discontinued. However, there are several alternative solutions for this. You can check https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison# cloud in order to learn about them.

 

 

I hope this information helps you,

 

Pedro M.
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