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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part6: Light sensor

In this post, we will be using the upm library to interface the Grove Light sensor with the Galileo/Edison using python.

The light sensor is made up of primarily of LDR and opamp:

The Grove light sensor (photo: seeed studio)
The Grove light sensor (image: seeed studio)

“LDR” stands for light dependent resistor (in above schematic, it is marked as “LIGHT”) as the name suggests, it is made up of a material that changes it resistance depending on the intensity of the ambient light.

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Blockly on and for Edison/Galileo – work in progress

Just a quick post to give you guys a heads up on what I have been working on.

I’ve been working on bringing Blockly onto Edison/Galileo. The plan is to have blockly server being hosted by Edison from within the blockly interface, one should be able to upload and execute the generated Arduino sketches.

Blockly is visual programming tool using which you can whip out functional code with great ease. It consists of predefined blocks. Combining them you can create executable code targeting a number of platforms. I am basing this on the BlocklyDuino project.

If you are looking for something similar but better, have a look at wyliodrin.

In below video you can see Edison serving up the Blockly. Using the Blockly interface you can see me put together a simple LED (again connected to D5) blinking code.

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Compiling Arduino sketchs on Galileo/Edison from command line

For some time I’ve been playing around the idea of compiling and executing Arduino sketches right from the Galileo and Edison. In this post I’ll detail out the method that I used to accomplish this task and will also note down the investigation that I had to do in order to do this.

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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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