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Issues Connecting to your Intel Edison from the Intel XDK IoT Edition Software
If you are unable to connect to the Intel Edison after following the directions in the first experiment https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-edison-experiment-guide/experiment-1-hello-world , it could be that your Intel Edison is not connected correctly to the same network as your computer. You probably will see this error:
Error on ssh connection:
Error on ssh connection: Error: connect ETIMEDOUT
Try following these directions to connect through a wired connection https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-edison-experiment-guide/appendix-c-using-a-usb-network . A wired connection is more reliable to upload code compared to using a wireless network.
If you are not able to upload a project to the Intel Edison, it could be that you have not selected an IoT device. Make sure that you have selected the correct device and have established a connection between your Intel Edison and computer. You will probably see this error:
Please connect to an IoT device
Only Seeing the Edison Drive having only ~766MB of memory?
Looking further into the Intel Edison forums, the space that shows up as a drive was originally used to update the Yocto image as stated by “DiegoV_Intel on Jan 28, 2016 7:50 AM” [ https://communities.intel.com/thread/98062 ]. There is new software that you can use to flash the Yocto Image . For instructions on updating the Edison firmware, I recommend checking this section of the tutorial for using the Flash Tool Lite program => [ https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-edison-experiment-guide/updating-the-edison-firmware ] .
The OTG connector on the Arduino Breakout Kit is the USB connector closest to the surface mount right angle switch. You can view the status of the board when updating the image by using a serial terminal at a baud of 115200.
Links to Edison Image and Flash Tool Lite
Below are the links to update your Intel Edison’s Firmware. For instructions on Updating the Edison firmware, I recommend checking this section of the tutorial for using the Flash Tool Lite program => [ https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-edison-experiment-guide/updating-the-edison-firmware ] .
Intel Edison Image
To download the Edison Yocto Poky Image release 3.5 that was released on 6/06/2016, you would go to Intel’s download center. I downloaded the “Latest Yocto Poky image” which was saved as “iot-devkit-prof-dev-image-edison-20160606.zip” => [ https://software.intel.com/iot/hardware/edison/downloads ]
Flash Tool Lite
To download the Flash Tool Lite Program for your operating system, you would need to head to this site => [ https://01.org/android-ia/downloads/intel-platform-flash-tool-lite ]
Signing into XDK software
If you are having trouble signing in, try updating the Intel XDK by downloading the most recent version from Intel.
Resources and Going Further
If you are interested in integrating a camera with the Intel Edison, there are appears to be some USB cameras that have been tested and are supported with the Edison ecosystem [ https://communities.intel.com/message/258835#258835] . Try looking at the link for the Linux UVC driver and tools for more information => [ http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/ ].
Intel Edison Projects
Our creative technologist has used the Intel Edison in a few projects. Try looking at some of the Tech Talk Tuesday blog posts for examples with the EdiBot and EdiBot v2:
https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2191 and https://www.hackster.io/ShawnHymel/edibot-0a3f4d
https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2203 and https://www.hackster.io/ShawnHymel/edibot-2-0-8ec2b0
It was also used in the Fellowship of the Rings: IoT Airlock Project:
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