SparkFun Blocks for Intel® Edison - Base Block
The Base Block is a great foundation to any Edison stack. The Base is useful for mounting an Edison as a file system on a host computer or accessing the console port. The Base Block provides the same functionality as the Intel® Edison and Mini Breakout board with the added capability of powering the Edison through the Console port, freeing the OTG port for device usage. Use this block to load new OS images or firmware.
If you are unfamiliar with Blocks, take a look at the General Guide to Sparkfun Blocks for Intel Edison.
Other tutorials that may help you on your Edison adventure include: