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OLinuXino Android / Linux boards and System On Modules => A10 => Topic started by: DNNikolov on May 19, 2015, 11:22:05 am

Title: What is A10-OLinuXino-LIME ?
Post by: DNNikolov on May 19, 2015, 11:22:05 am
I've read the product page (https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/open-source-hardware (https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/open-source-hardware)) about OLinuXino and the wiki page (https://www.olimex.com/wiki/A10-OLinuXino-LIME (https://www.olimex.com/wiki/A10-OLinuXino-LIME)) and from what I understand it is a one board computer on which could be installed Debian linux from a bootable SD card. Does that means that I can connect a 17 inch display and a keyboard and start typing commands on a terminal or use a graphic inteface ? How can I interact with OLinuxIno? How can I make OLinuXino switch relays and light diods after installing linux? By writing C code and put it where ?
Title: Re: What is A10-OLinuXino-LIME ?
Post by: MBR on May 28, 2015, 02:27:26 am
Quote from: DNNikolov on May 19, 2015, 11:22:05 am
Does that means that I can connect a 17 inch display and a keyboard and start typing commands on a terminal or use a graphic inteface ?


Yes, if the display has a HDMI input (or DVI, with DVI-HDMI adapter/cable) and the keyboard has USB connector, you can use it as a normal computer. You can even log in remotely via SSH, if you connect the enthernet cable.

Quote from: DNNikolov on May 19, 2015, 11:22:05 am

How can I interact with OLinuxIno? How can I make OLinuXino switch relays and light diods after installing linux? By writing C code and put it where ?


Yes, the LED may be driven directly by the GPIO pins (you have to add a current-limiting resitor only) but for relays, you will probably need an external IO module (see https://www.olimex.com/Products/Modules/IO/ (https://www.olimex.com/Products/Modules/IO/)). You don't even have to wtite a prgoram, you can control the GPIO pins from the shell prompty, by writing to the corresponding files in the /sys (https://www.olimex.com/sys) directories.