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dnaeon

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Getting started documentation?
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:01:23 PM »
Hello,

Today I made my order for A10-OLinuXino-LIME-4GB, hopefully it will arrive soon and I will be able to start playing with it :)

While waiting for my new board to arrive I was looking at the olimex.com site trying to find some documentation I could already read and get myself introduced to programming the OLinuXino.

Unfortunately I was not able to find such documentation and that is the reason I'm asking for some assistance here.

Where can we find some documentation on how to get started with programming the OLinuXino? Programming in C, Python or any other language? You know, things like starting from the beginning - LED blinking, example projects, etc..?

Thanks,
Marin

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Re: Getting started documentation?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 10:46:04 PM »
Olimex makes hardware, so you won't find tons of software and video stuff here like for RPi etc.
To understand linux and languages, you can use those tutorials though. Linux is pretty much Linux.
If you plan to use sdcard with Debian linux, then you can download any how-to for Debian from the web - there is no specific A10-LIME language manual.
There are some application examples on GitHub for the Olinuxino boards, with examples for GPIO on the LIME.
< check the main page for Python e-books: https://www.olimex.com/ >
« Last Edit: June 12, 2014, 10:48:28 PM by Lurch »

dnaeon

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Re: Getting started documentation?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 08:22:06 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I do have a decent experience with Operating Systems - GNU/Linux, BSD and C and Python programming, although I haven't done any GPIO programming on a mini-computer on these.

I guess I was looking more for something specific to GPIO programming like for the Arduino and others, but I will dig up some documentation on GNU/Linux GPIO programming and start from there.

Thanks again,
Marin

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Re: Getting started documentation?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 09:10:37 AM »
Hey dnaeon,

The best way to start is to check on the manual and the wiki. This forum is also full of useful information.

The manual might be found here:

https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A10/A10-OLinuXino-LIME/resources/A10-OLinuXino-LIME_manual.pdf

The wiki is here:

https://www.olimex.com/wiki/A10-OLinuXino-LIME

The wiki features some links to the wordpress articles that detail the building of official Debian images.

Best regards,
Lub/OLIMEX
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex

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Re: Getting started documentation?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 09:00:17 AM »
Thanks for the information, will check out the manual and wiki!

Marin

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Re: Getting started documentation?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 03:55:42 PM »
A lot of linux-sunxi.org also applies.

A10 is almost the same on any board so sites/forums about A10 can be used, and A20 is like A10 so same comments.

Unlike some vendors, Olimex publish schematics and those are a goldmine sometimes.

John