96Boards OpenHours Session 5 Recap


Our fifth 96Boards OpenHours session the team discussed in more detail enabling the GPIO libraries on 96Boards.  To watch this weeks’ session go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbTo3BwURg8&feature=em-subs_digest

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:

Last week the team discussed General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) and low speed expansion header, these interfaces help us manipulate and interpret data from the environment using our 96Boards.  To watch last weeks’ session go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzOy_WV_HwU&index=4&list=PL-NF6S9MM_W1QBjUc2B5Pg502bz7qslxk

**This week: (begins at 4:35)  — **To watch this weeks’ session go to:


  • Introduction of guest speaker Akira Tsukamoto, who is a 96Boards Community Support Engineer

    • Akira spoke about the I2C (Inter-integrated Circtui) and GPIO (General Purpose input/output) interfaces, taking what was discussed in the previous two openhours sessions and going a little more in depth

    • You can view a follow-up blog that Akira wrote on this topic here: https://www.96boards.org/blog/programing-i2c-devices-libmraa-libupm/

  • 7:28 – question on how to access the libraries from the terminals

  • 9:42 – Akira begins his talk that includes some great demos

    • Akira began by giving some background on how he started doing the work he is now
  • 17:10 – Akira began talk on using the different 96Boards available boards how they are each different and how to solve the problem

  • 19:30 – Discussion on the different libraries

  • 45 – Akira gives a demo of his work on I2C and GPIO

  • 33:57 – Robert talks about available kits that are mentioned in many of the previous blogs and what comes in the available kits and what you can buy separately as well

  • 36:40 – Questions and Answer session

Be sure to stay tune in next week where we will discuss installing Docker on aarch64 with the reference platform build on a 96Boards CE-edition https://www.96boards.org/openhours/

Please remember, if you get stuck, there are resources to help you through the installation. Feel free to check out the 96Boards forums, 96Boards wiki, or Freenode IRC channel #96boards (there are many ways to access IRC, this website is one of them). Dig around the wiki, create a new forum thread, and/or post a question in the chat.

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