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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 908-359-8070. Thanks! Have a Marvelous Day!