Saturday, December 07, 2013

Sneak peek - Intel Galileo !!

Well, thanks so much to Kim S., I am now the proud owner of an Intel Galileo !  This is being touted as Intel's answer to the RaspberryPi and BBB etc.

But wait, the price point is $60 ???  And it's targeted for education for high-school kids?

Here's a sneak peek:

There are some images on the web on the block diagram for this - and they aren't very good.  

I'm hoping to squeeze out some time from my schedule to see what this can really do.

First impression - for the general populace that isn't trained in electrical or computer engineering, this could be a bit of a ramp up for most to get started.

It uses the Arduino IDE (you gotta download/install version 1.5.3) and update the firmware - takes about 10 min or so to do all of it depending on your internet bandwidth.

It has a mini-PCI and is supposed to support upto 8 USB devices?  Stay tuned for more updates on this in the near future....