This birds-of-a-feather group discussion centers on finding ways to make the embedded Linux community more approachable and usable. Various individual communities will be discussed as well as the increasing use of social media.
The success of the Arduino physical computing toolkit has lead to a surge of interest in the world of hardware from both software and non-technical people. This workshop will provide an overview of what physical computing is, how Arduino works and how it can be used to add an interactive element to your projects. There will also be an opportunity to set up and use an Arduino board and software.
The Beagle Board is a tiny yet powerful self-contained system on a single board, three inches square, created as an open-source hardware board by Texas Instruments. This presentation demonstrates how to boot Linux on the Beagle. It also showcases several ongoing open-source projects, gives an overview of the process of designing your own, and introduces the Beagle Board community.
This talk will introduce Plumbling, a set of tools to support artists and makers in the programming of low-cost, open-hardware platforms like the Arduino. Plumbing is a library of parallel components written in occam-pi, a small language with a long history.