Arduino Libraries for Embedded Linux platforms
This project is dedicated to document the implementation of Arduino Libraries for Linux Userspace. It is part of two GSOC projects at Beagleboard.org.
Make sure you have the latest production image of the Angstrom Distribution on the Beaglebone Black here.
If you prefer working on your host machine, go on. If you would prefer using the Beaglebone in a standalone environment, skip to development on a Beaglebone Black
Development on a linux host machine
Get the Angstrom toolchain from here
Extract it to / (or any other place you prefer):
sudo tar -C / -xjf angstrom-2011.03-x86_64-linux-armv7a-linux-gnueabi-toolchain-qte-4.6.3.tar.bz2
Set up the environment variables
export PATH=/usr/local/angstrom/arm/bin:$PATH # or wherever you extracted the toolchain export CROSS_COMPILE=arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-
Get this repository
git clone https://github.com/prpplague/Userspace-Arduino.git && cd Userspace-Arduino
Copy the Bacon-overlay to the Beaglebone Black
scp overlay/BB-BONE-BACONE-00A0.dtbo firstname.lastname@example.org:/lib/firmware
The default username is root and password is blank. The above syntax will change if you have the Beaglebone connected over Ethernet instead of USB. In that case, you need to know the IP address of the Bone and change the syntax accordingly
Run an example
cd arduino-makefile/examples/BlinkUserspace/ make upload # will compile on the host machine and execute on the Beaglebone Black
You should see one of the 4 LEDs blinking at a steady interval
Development on a Beaglebone Black
git clone http://github.com/prpplague/Userspace-Arduino.git
Change directory to the examples/BlinkUserspace folder in the downloaded project
Compile the code
Change to new directory that is created, which contains the executable file
You will now see USR LED 1 blinking at one second intervals. Press Ctrl-C to break from the loop.
The project uses the pin map found here
This project will be worked upon by two students, Parav and Anuj; David Anders, Matt Porter and Andrew Bradford have been assigned as the mentors.