Kozio, Inc. (www.kozio.com) has made available free use of their kDiagnostics® Suite, for owners of PandaBoard. Users of the PandaBoard have an interactive guided tour of the inner workings of the board, along with a full design verification and hardware validation solution.
PandaBoard loads and runs kDiagnostics directly from a Secure Digital (SD) card. Users quickly have the power to explore and understand their PandaBoard, verify proper performance, and have full access and control of both low-level hardware and high-level functionality in real-time. kDiagnostics initializes devices, enables the configuration of memory, isolates and easily reproduces faults within minutes, and provides other features beyond the boundaries of traditional verification or validation approaches.
The download is immediately available directly from the Kozio website http://www.kozio.com/services-and-supports/downloads.
picoFlamingo is a portable presentation solution initially developed for the BeagleBoard and picoDLP projector, but it can be executed in any OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant system. Slides can contain text, images, live video streams, and 3D objects that can be animated in a 3D space and dynamically updated to produce advanced user interfaces. When used in combination with NetKitty, picoFlamingo can be controlled remotely through any Bluetooth or network enabled device. Simple remote control tools for Symbian S60, OpenMoko, and Android 1.5 are included. A set of small applications for video streams and voice commanding are also included.
No idea if anyone is working on this. But I hope so. I am not a developer -- I'm a dreamer. I just want this so that I can finally jettison my huge klunky Dell and get a truly low-latency, very-powerful, low-power, and low-cost alternative.
Panda in a Tree: or, where to GoogleEARTH
2011 testbed for graphical display adaptations with Google Earth. although in image manipulation programs several Open Source applications address the creation and editing of the image format, perhaps the OMAP display properties can permit works in cartographic format. where technical drawing and engineering plans cover some of the image-format application, land maps with features and topological overlays would also utilize load processing of intense data streaming. camera offloading, scanner image lifting are other tasks that might adapt to the TI platform.
The Pandabot is a treaded tank like robot capable of traversing most types of terrain. The robot would be controllable by multiple ways, by setting a path beforhand, by setting a destination point or by controlling wirelessly via a bluetooth keyboard. This robot would be equipped with systems to view obstacles. This way, while moving autonamously it will be able to avoid obstacles and find new ways to get from the starting point to the finish.
The PandaArcade project is a miniature arade system with custom software and a homemade case. This arcade will use the Pandaboard to emulate origional arcade and retro videogames and it will have mini arcade controls. The system will have custom emulating software optomized for this compuer, the 7" screen and the controls and it will also have a custom frontend software so that it will have a nice menu system. The case will be made of 1/4" mdf board and it will look like a mini arcade system.
We are developing a multi protocol wireless gateway using panda board as our ref. platform. The gateway is supposed have Android as its platform OS. In our project we are developing an android based Application which continuously monitors the various wireless sensor nodes and updates their status on a map indicating their position and other sensory data they send like temp. data etc.
The zigbee gateway gets the information from a Zigbee coordinator which in-turn is connected to the various zigbee routers and endpoints. At first we are aiming at monitoring the nodes and the same later will be upgraded to control the nodes i.e the endpoints and the routers.
After a Successful extension of TI's ARM Cortex-M3 LM3S9B92 MCU with a FPGA as a Memory Controller Hub and Data Acquisition platform, I'm about to try and do the same work for the PandaBoard!
This Project will convert almost any kind of unsupported / expensive / or "hard to get you hands on" device for the PandaBoard with the Academic $59 DE0-Nano FPGA development board.
Five main interfaces are the main objectives:
1. Memory Mapped GPMC Slave - Half way there (TI's Cortex-M3 EPI is just like the GPMC)
2. CSI-2 Transmitter Core - All relevant specifications obtained!
3. Multi-CMOS/CCD Interfaces Controller - LVDS/Parallel.
4. DAC/ADC controller - Done!
5. Memory Mapped Stub Interface - for your generic needs (GPIOs, SPI, I2C, CF, etc) - Done!
While most of us are trying to get our hands on some decent MIPI CSI-2 CMOS/CCD sensor for our OMAP4 based board I'm going to take it a step further and build a complete FPGA based interface for both of the GPMC and CSI-2 interfaces with the $79 ($59 Academic) Terasic's DE0-NANO Development kit.
The bonus of using this FPGA development kit is that is has:
1. ADI ADXL345, 3-axis accelerometer with high resolution (13-bit)
2. NS ADC128S022, 8-Channel, 12-bit A/D Converter
3. 32MB SDRAM
It can run a soft 32bit processor (NIOS II) with ANSI C.
Early availability of the Verilog FPGA core for the GPMC, based on Altera's Avalon-MM Slave are available!
I'm short of a working PandaBoard (my friend's board was damaged by my evil cup of coffee).
I'm in need of some other parts like:
1. Misc CCD/LVDS sensors.
2. Power ICs, LDOs, Regulators
3. Step motors and motor drivers.
4. Other FPGA development board for testing and verification.
Most of all I need people that are willing to co-work on the Linux & FPGA development.
PUIAS is a full Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project is similar to the CentOS initiative, but has been around much longer. It is supported by members of the Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study computing groups. The result of recompiling all of the SRPMS on a pandaboard is a RHEL-like system on the ARM architecture, PUIAS-arm.
A Class driver is a type of hardware device driver that can operate a large number of different devices of a broadly similar type. Class drivers are very often used with USB based devices, which share the essential USB protocol in common, and devices with similar functionality can easily adopt common protocols. Instead of having a separate driver for every kind of device, a class driver can operate a wide variety of devices from different manufacturers. To accomplish this, manufacturers make their products compatible with a standardized protocol. A class driver is used as a base or ancestor class for specific drivers which need to have slightly different or extended functionality, but which can take advantage of the majority of the functionality provided by the class driver.
In this Project we intend to build Panda Class driver for USB Web Camera, Thumb Scanner and USB Storage Device for Community supported Texas Instrument OMAP 4430 based Panda Board.
Integrated USB driver able to detect gadgets like Web camera, Thumb scanner and block storage devices