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Cloud 9 IDE on Edison

One of the things I like about the BeagleBone(Black) is that it comes with Cloud 9 IDE off the shelf which means that you do not need to install any kind of software (other than a browser) on your host system to start developing something on the board.

In this post we are going to talk about bringing the cloud 9 IDE experience onto the Edison.
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TwitterPlotBot on Galileo/Edison

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, we are going to build yet another Twitter bot on Galileo. So what does it do differently then? It tweets the picture of the plot of the temperature(or any other parameter that you wish to see) right to your Twitter feed.
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SpeakingAssistant on Edison

So here it is, the Instructable for speaking assistant on Edison. It is similar to the version on Galileo except for 2 things:

  1. I could not find Python setuptools in the repo and had to boot strap the setup tools.
  2. You can specify the sound card that you want to use in the config file.

 I’ve done away with the buzzer because it was very noisy in the demo. 

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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 5:Temperature sensor with mraa and upm

The temperature sensor that we are gong to use for this post is from Grove. This sensor outputs the voltage that represents the temperature hence we will need the ADC module on the Intel Galileo/Edison to interface with this peripheral.
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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 4: ADC

ADC is a peripheral that lets you input an analog signal and gives the digital representation of that analog signal.
The world in which we live in is surrounded by the analog signals. The temperature, sound that hear, the light that we see are all analog signals. If you want to interact or measure these signal in a digital system like Galileo/Edison, you’ll have to use ADC a.k.a Analog to Digital Converter.
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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 3: PWM

In this blog post, we are going to look into the process of using mraa methods for controlling the PWM module available on the Galileo/Edison.

What is PWM?
 PWM stands for pulse width modulation. As the name suggests, there is a “pulse” and with “width”, we mess(“modulation”). The idea here is to change the width of the pulse, resulting in another pulse that meets our needs.
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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 2: Buttons

In this post, we will be writing a Python script to read button inputs.
As in previous post, mraa library is used for handling the GPIO. For this example, the button will be used to turn on and off an LED connected to the Galileo. This example is going to be very similar to the previous one. The only difference being that the state of the LED is controlled by a button instead of the program running on Galileo itself.
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