Programming the Intel® Edison: Beyond the Arduino IDE

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That should get you started on writing programs in C++ for the Edison, without relying on the Arduino IDE. In later tutorials, we'll cover Python, JavaScript, and other options for getting the Edison to do what you want.

Here are some other resources you might find useful for this topic from around the web:

  • libmraa - libmraa is Intel's highly structured framework for IoT hardware platforms. At the moment, it supports Edison, Galileo, Minnow, and Raspberry Pi B.
  • cmake - CMake is a cross-platform utility used to build projects. libmraa uses it.
  • userland - A useful treatise on the subtleties of living in a command-line world.

Check out these other Edison related tutorials from SparkFun:

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - GPIO Block

A quick overview of the features of the GPIO Block.

SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - I2C Breakout Block

A quick overview of the features of the I2C Breakout Block.

Loading Debian (Ubilinux) on the Edison

How to load a Debian distribution (specifically Ubilinux) onto the Edison.

Using an LCD on the Edison

How to connect an LCD controlled by an ILI9341 driver to the Intel® Edison.