First heard and learnt about Intel Edison Development via the (5 weekly evening masterclass) INTEL Edison and IBM BlueMix Training and Hackaton at FabLab London

What it does

Using Intel (XDK IoT Edition) IDE to blink the onboard LED - with some node.js scripts.

How I built it

Intel Tutorial Page:

Challenges I ran into

  • Installing the wrong files on my Windows 8.1 Laptop.
  • Unfamiliarity with hardware development.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

After spending 5+ hours of trial-and-errors, managed to:

  • installed Intel Edison Drivers on my Laptop.
  • flashed OS Image (Yocto Project Linux) to the Edison Board.
  • setup Intel XDK IoT Edition IDE to enable hardware programming with NodeJS.
  • completed first hands-on project: flash the board and blink that LED onboard.

What I learned

  • Obtaining the up-to-date instructions and files are so important (I wasted hours at the beginning due to following the wrong / out-of-date instructions).
  • Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Trial-and-error. Experiment. (even though at the trade-off of time!)
  • Think in terms of UTC timezone: this is used in the syncing of Laptop and IoT Device (Edison) system time.

What's next for Blink LED on Intel Edison Arduino Expansion Board

  • Similar concept may be implemented in a bigger project later on. This is just a beginning :)
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