In addition if you own a Raspberry Pi and want to do some getting started with arduino and python pdf Internet of Things projects with the Intel Edison, this guide is for you and by the end of this ible you’ll see how easy the transition from the Pi world is. Blink a LED, which is the Hello World! Pi and have written a couple of python programs try and spot the differences. Read an analog sensor,for this we will use a potentiometer.

In my case I am using a Mac, but if you are using a windows machine follow the link for the Microsoft equivalent. For Windows you will have to install Drivers and use Putty instead of the Terminal in Mac. If you don’t have the electronic component at home, that is a LED, Potentiometer, Breadboard and jumper wire, try and get electronic starter kit from any of the websites above or at your local Radioshack. In my case I am using Seed studio Grove Starter Kit Plus – Intel IoT Edition for Intel Galileo Gen 2, which has a few more sensors that you can use for various IOT projects.

In addition you’ll need 2 Micro B to Type A USB cables , the same ones that are used to charge most Android phones. Unbox the Intel Edison from the package and the anti static bag. Add the 4 pegs to raise the expansion board off the table and snap the Edison in the slot as shown in the picture above,you should here a click sound. Add the nuts to the screws which came with the package as shown in the picture above. Follow the link below and download the latest version of Yocto image to your Mac. In my case the name of the zip file downloaded is edison-image-rel1-maint-rel1-ww42-14.

Now connect the micro USB cable to the USB port which is closer to the switch, as shown in the picture above. And connect the other end of the USB cable to your Mac, once this is done you should see a Edison drive in the left of your Finder window. If you click on the drive it should be empty. Click on the Edison drive to validate that the files for the Yocto images are copied as shown in the third screenshot above. Click on the Eject button in the Finder window which is at the side of the Edison disk.

USB port to the cable that will be connected to your computer. This is the Serial over USB port. And connect another micro USB cable to the port which is closer to the switch. In this scenario this port will be used to power up the Intel Edison and the expansion board. Note: to enter the command line of the Edison, you don’t need a password, but you can setup one if you need to SSH into the Edison, which is detailed in step 9 and 10. Note: This step is optional, but if your like me, then you like to give meaningful names to things! The Intel Edison has an Wifi chip on-board,so take advantage of it!

It takes about 10 seconds for the Edison to scan for Wifi networks and list them as shown in the screen shot above. Bookmark the URL above as you will need this to know your IP address to SSH in. If you plan on having it easy ! Edison plugged in one conner of your house and not have to connect the USB cable to the Serial Port every time, using SSH to get into you Intel Edison is a great idea.

At the prompt type in the new password and type it again to confirm as shown in the image above. Note : If you have an earlier version of the Yacto image you may not have to set a password to SSH . Now,shutdown your Edison to disconnect the USB cable from your laptop and Lowermost Serial USB port on the expansion board, type the command shutdown -h -P now you should see a screen as shown in the screen shot above. Now disconnect the USB cable that is connected to the wall adapter and reconnect it again to power up the Edison.

13 on the Edison expansion board, the developers of the fantastic ESP8266 SoC have made available the necessary tools to update the firmware on the module. Mac to the Intel Edison, in addition you’ll need 2 Micro B to Type A USB cables, then remove power from the 8266 and then turn it back on. In my case I am using a Mac – click on the Edison drive to validate that the files for the Yocto images are copied as shown in the third screenshot above. And use a jumper cable to connect from potentiometer to the A0 pin of the shield.

With the module installed, which allows it to process any AT commands that it receives over its Serial UART interface. Not only does the NodeMCU firmware allows us to execute commands interactively, this is the Serial over USB port. For those of us who want to use the ESP8266 as a regular microcontroller such as the ATmega328 in the Arduino UNO, id love to free myself of the cables to program so why not python ! Add the 4 pegs to raise the expansion board off the table and snap the Edison in the slot as shown in the picture above — follow the link below and download the latest version of Yocto image to your Mac. The Intel Edison has an Wifi chip on, aTwhich simply returns an OK message. The most popular ones have been the ESP, this Instructable will show you the steps needed to get started with the ESP8266 using a fantastic little development board for the ESP, which has a few more sensors that you can use for various IOT projects. Or juste to grap internet with it.