Looks Like LocalPOD is working


Hi! This is Evan!  It took about 5 years, but here is LocalPOD in operation!  This is a hub with an LCD screen that can “connect your cellphone to your computer with two clicks”  Now that I have my computer networked to my hotspot I can think about getting my phone to connect via bluetooth!

I already worked that out!

LocalPOD is made of an Intel Galileo Gen 2 board with an Intel Centrino 135 daughterboard.  It took me a long time to learn how to program the Yocto Linux Embedded Kernel Operating system that it runs.  Don’t ask me what Yocto stands for but they are a pretty good open source consortium.  Galileo is Arduino-compatible and runs on Intel’s x86 software that Personal Computers in the Windows world have long used but it is not as fast as a real Arduino.  But its good enough to get the LCD display going, for which I have chosen Vizic Technology’s 272×480 pixel screen: this unit has an ARM processor on it so that I didn’t have to map out all the pixels.

Right now it is starting to rain here and I have to get home.  If you have any questions, email me at tech@evanwilliamsconsulting.com or call me at 908-359-8070.  Thanks!  Have a Marvelous Day!

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