Wyliodrin #1

Greetings!

This is Razvan Madalin MATEI. There are 5 weeks by now since I have been coding for Wyliodrin. It seems like it’s time for me to write down some reviews.

The most important thing that happened since I got involved in this projects is this nice collaboration between us, also known as the interns (me and Andrei), and the mentors (Ioana and Alex). Me and Andrei always consult each other before starting something, and Ioana and Alex are always there for us when in trouble.

The second most important thing is that I really learned a _lot_ of things this summer. I am responsible for adapting the wiring library for the Beaglebone Black. As an outlandish from the embedded world, I got a pretty harsh time configuring this board and I am pretty proud that I have not burnt even a single led. Yet.

I also did some coding. Till now I implemented the Digital I/O and Time functions. Now I am working on the PWM stuff and Analog I/O. I’ve tried to adapt libmraa to work on the Beaglebone, but the pins are configured and multiplexed differently, there are different table pins hearders, different facilities offered by the kernel. So I took courage and started the implementation from sysfs.

Since I started working on the Wyliodrin project I have kept a task oriented journal and a work stats spreadsheet. Analysing these documents I found out that I am most productive on Thursdays. I advise every intern to do so as both interns and mentors can keep track of work.

I also took initiative and started the Wyliodrin Coding Style Convention. Me and Andrei are constantly updating this document with guidelines for a homogene library. This is our legacy for future interns and coders on libwyliodrin.

Th-th-th-that’s all folks!

Wyliodrin #1

        Hello!

        My name is Andrei Dinu and this summer I am working at Wyliodrin, which is a service that allows passionate people to program their embedded devices remotly using a browser or visual programming. [1]

        Since now, Wyliodrin supports only RaspberryPi and Arduino Galileo boards. My main goal these months is to extend libwyliodrin in order to be functional on the UDOO board. Also, I would like to develop some new features for the RaspberryPi board.

        I spent the first two weeks heavily documenting on the topic of RaspberryPi, UDOO and a professional tool designed to build, test and package software. I did not know almost anything about embedded systems, but I was enthusiastic. I installed all the required libraries, setup both boards, tried to understand the code and found a few bugs that I managed to solve.

        At the beggining of the last two weeks, I made a script that indicates which version of RPi you have and tried to implement some new functions. I left for the moment RPi and now I am taking care of UDOO. I designed the pin table associated with the board and implemented almost all the gpio configuration functions. Tested them, too.

        I am currently working on the wiring library [2]. I coded the Digital I/O part. Next step is the Analog I/O part which is different from other boards and a little bit tricky. You can follow my work on github, udoo branch. [3]

        Stay tunned for the next post!

[1]: www.wyliodrin.com

[2]: ArduinoReference

[3]: https://github.com/Wyliodrin/libwyliodrin/tree/udoo