(This is the Pandacomb project submission with the official Pandacomb website link.)
Android, as we all know, is everywhere nowadays! Its on our smartphones, media players, netbooks, and tablets. But the problem is that these devices are overly priced and therefore not many people can enjoy the features of the amazing Operating System that is Android. The creators of the Pandaboard have had one goal since its beginning, to bring a fast platform with an affordable price point to the general public. This is where this project comes in. My team and I will try to bring Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the Pandaboard with a working multi-touch screen, drivers, and sensors. In turn our goal is to make a tablet with Android Honeycomb for as cheap as possible but to also use all the great hardware of the Pandaboard to it's full potential.
This project is to port honeycomb onto the panda, use hardware acceleration, have a capacitive touch screen, and make the whole project run on recharcgable batterie. What do you get? A powerful dual core tablet. Doesn't it just sound nice.
We are going to attempt to connect and control various sensors and components to the PandaBoard. The component sensors will be a two-directional gyroscope (ADG-500) along with its on-board temperature sensor, BlinkM - I2C Controlled RGB LED(s), an accelerometer device (ADXL-300). We will be using an ADS1100 A/D converter for for our sensor signal conversion.
All these devices will be inserted into a custom made device fabricated using an additive manufacturing process called stereolithography which will contain our circuit. This project is designed to familiarize us with the process of controlling alternate devices using the PandaBoard. Any feedback or suggestions are welcome.
We are looking forward to having the split processing computational power of OMAP4 for developing an add-on module which plugs on to a conventional ultrasonography equipment, analyzing video streaming over the video-out ports/network and providing Radiologists/Sonologists with diagnostic assistance based on computer vision and decision support, displayed over an adjunct interactive video display unit (touch screen LCD panel). The final product will have Image Processing apps working on DSP, base OS functioning on ARM and graphics rendering carried out on SGX.
Ultrasonography is an important noninvasive clinical imaging modality preferred for screening and diagnosis of internal organ abnormalities. At the Medical Imaging and PACS Lab, School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, we are working on an ambition project towards development of "Computer Vision based Approach for Interpretation of Sonomammography".
This work addresses development of a computer vision based approach which seeks to overcome limitations in respect of inter-observer and intra-observer variability of lesion description, feature analysis and final assessment; and resolving overlap of sonomammography features characterizing different grades of tissue abnormality manifested through architectural appearance and sonological nature of the tissue. The developed methods and algorithms being incorporated into an expert system coupled with an ultrasonic equipment will aid in speedy and accurate assessment of breast tissue abnormality, by radiologists’, through quantitative analysis of the images. You can find regular updates about the development at http://debdoot.web.officelive.com/phdthesis.aspx
Currently, we are working with an OMAP-L138 based platform for implementing part of the work on front-end development. Details are available at http://hawkboard.wikispot.org/Front_Page
However our preliminary housekeeping of total computational requirements shows OMAP4 to be optimally satisfactory, and PandaBoard natively provides the minimal hardware resources required to undertake the complete implementation as an embedded solution.
I want to build a prototype simplified version of ubuntu, using panda board as the main Mobo.
The "monitor" will consist of a LCD screen which I will modify to be able to receive video from the board.
Some other things that will be needed to be integrated is a keyboard, and track-pad.
If this plan for some reason does not go according to plan, instead of a Netbook, it will be converted into a Portable Apache, MYSQL, PERL, PHP5, Server.(possibly a LAMPP) I will integrate wireless capabilities, and also take advantage of a portable power supply. This will be primary for those who need to work on the go, and will be able to edit, send, and receive, the results live.
Sub sub Notes: Possibility of using Litespeed. This will create, 2x less stress from the apache server, Saving precious CPU and MEMORY.
I have come across Wireless Sensor Networks for surveillance or an organization or environmental study etc.
Let us have a wireless sensor network which senses environmental gas composition.
So. i felt it would be a good idea to have access to the network, and get the required information from anywhere in the world. I am aiming at globalizing the network data, so as to have a Wide Area Network established.
I will interface a ZIGBEE transceiver module to the UART PORT of the pandaboard.
The ( transceiver + pandaboard ) will act as a base station to the wireless sensor network.
It will communicate with the rest of the nodes in a STAR topology.
The base station can talk to any node and request any sensory data.
Now, it will behave as a server and upload all the data to a website.
Through the website, the data would be available to view from anywhere.
Only the administrator will have the login access to the server to maintain the network and solve if any issues occur.
As my Institute is working on wireless sensor networks, i will be able to implement it easily.
New to all this but here is what I want to do.
1. Use the Pandaboard as a 3G/4G Broadband Router. Connection will be shared on WiFi as well as LAN
2. It ofcourse implies there's a DHCP Server somewhere in there
3. Enclose suitably and mount in a vehicle and make a plan for powering the board
4. Plan is to use a modified usb cellphone charger so that 12V to 5V is done on the cheap :)
5. Therefore, I can have WiFi in car.
6. Should be portable so that i can regularly take out and use at home as well.
I am not sure what distribution i'll use. Familiar with ubuntu but might be a little too 'heavy'
Seems MeeGo, Android, Linaro can also step up to the job. Guess it'll depend on what supports all the hardware.
Other desired applications:
While in car:
1. Would like to see if i can hook it to the On Board Diagnostics port and make it do some logging?
2. Hook maybe a camera to it somehow. Useful for fun random pictures :D
3. Maybe get the interface onto my android phone somehow. VNC maybe?
4. Maybe make it a car entertainment system?
While at home:
1. Use as low power media center to play FullHD hopefully but at least 720p?
2. Network switch/router as in car
So ya I'm totally open to suggestions since I am new and there are a lot of people who know this stuff way better than me!!
Thinking I should maybe blog to Tumblr or something as I go along?
making usefull and low-cost, but full operating Android/Ubuntu tablet for internet browsing, gaming and almost everything you can imagine.
The goal of this project is to develop and build an expansion board for the PandaBoard based on FPGA technology.
An FPGA allows to build a very flexible expansion for an ARM based SoC. It's high count of programmable I/O pins combined with the option to create custom hardware blocks inside the configurable logic offer numerous possibilities.
While the Beagle Board only allows for SPI style peripherals inside an FPGA extension, the Panda Board offers the possibility to extend the system bus into the configurable logic, giving the developer much more flexibility and freedom with respect to transfer speed, complexity and number peripherals as well as easier software access because of the direct memory mapping.
Planned features for the expansion board
- expansion board can be attached to top or bottom side of PandaBoard
- FPGA connected to the 16 data/address lines exposed on the Panda Board expansion header
- remaining pins of the FPGA routed to pin headers on the expansion board
- configuration of the FPGA via SPI from within Linux or from serial flash (no need for JTAG cable)
- no BGA parts, so hobbyists can build the board
- if possible only two layers for the PCB
- everything build using Open Source tools where possible (FPGA synthesis will be an exception)
- more to come ...
A detailled project description will be added as soon as possible.