On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Jorge Ramirez-Ortiz email@example.com wrote:
On 09/30/2015 08:20 AM, Grant Likely wrote:
Update on the Sensors board.
Unfortunately, some of the boards got shipped out without the Arduino bootloader installed on the Atmel. Before you can use the procedure in the starter guide, you'll need to disconnect the Sensors board from your 96boards baseboard and flash the bootloader. Pretty much any flashing method will work, but the easiest is probably to use another Arduino as a programmer as documented here (unless you already have an AVR-ISP programmer, in which case use that):
are there any plans to create another accessory sensor board (just like this one) that only provides the same standard form factor and connectors to buses and sensors but without a micro-controller in it?
Yes. We have a design called the Grove board and we'll be doing a prototype run of it in the next week or so. I don't know if we will manufacture and sell it commercially though.
Design files are here:
Maybe it could be advertised under "miscellaneous" accessories below? Not sure who/how gets decided what goes in here. https://www.96boards.org/products/accessories/
We demoed an early Xenomai release showing realtime control from userspace Linux on aarch64 last week during Connect using the Hikey6220; some of us would be very interested on having a bare sensor board like this (just for commodity of access) to build some prototypes.
That would be great.