Yesterday was the third installment of the 96Boards OpenHours sessions.  This week the topic was 96Boards compatible enhancements, design tools, and add-ons. This includes the available Mezzanine product line with sensors and 3D printed accessories.  To watch this weeks’ session go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7QR_KlXMRc&feature=youtu.be

Below is an overview of what was discussed including the time in the video where this topic was discussed.

The week started off  with a recap from last week:

  1. Last week Robert talked about different 96Boards consumer boards – HiKey, Dragonboard 410C, Bubblegum-96
    1. Pointed out their unique aspects and went over a comparison table
  2. Also discussed were the operating systems available when purchased –
    1. Discussion about different operating systems that come with kits that complement them
    2. Compared the different systems

3. Michael discussed the Robo-Mezzi kit (https://github.com/mwelling/96boards-robomezzi)

This week: (starting at 7:36 in the video)

  1. Began discussion this week’s blog topic:  http://www.96boards.org/blog/96boards-box-experience-guide-3/ 
  2. Using different peripherals
  3. Talked about what the mezzanine is
  4. Mezzanine boards add on to the base board (snaps right on to the baseboard)
  5. 96Boards for Mezzanine (seed sensor kit)

At 9:50 in the video there was a question: How do you know which Mezzanine board to pick?

  1. Discussion on different boards and uses for different projects
  2. Mezzanine boards bring your voltage up

At 18:01  a discussion began on different places to go online to get access accessories – including places where you can get your schematics printed on a 3-D printer and the suggestion of posting schematics onto the community site and get input to help improve your design

At 21:00 – Discussion about fritzing – see more in a blog by Ricardo Salveti – http://www.96boards.org/blog/fritzing-part-96boards-ce/

At 21:40 – Introduction of Michael Welling and his  Robo Mezzanine board

  1. Discusses steps on putting together a Robo-Mezzi board

At 35:18 – Introduction Joakim Bech and Daniel Thompson – Discussion on Trustzone and security for 96Boards (See more about Linaro trusted application development for TEEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWX-B5nM17o)

  1. Discussion on encryption
  2. At 38:32- question on Hikey security – what does it have?
  3. Discussion about security on different boards

Be sure to stay tune in next week where we will focus on a particularly important part of the 96Boards hardware (and software), the low-speed expansion header and it’s many GPIO interfaces. Robert will highlight some great examples and steer you to a bank of resources that will help any hobbyist/developer get started with any 96Boards!  http://www.96boards.org/openhours/

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