MoDevWear Hacks

Getting Wi-Fi with Intel Edison

Here is the impatient person’s guide to getting Intel Edison online:

  1. Plug in two Micro-USB cables from Edison into your computer (Note: Make sure both cables plugged in, not just one). Plug in power first, then the other cable.
  2. Flash your Edison if you haven’t already
  3. Open a terminal / console and type “screen /dev/cu.usbserial” then hit “tab” to autocomplete the port (if you are on Windows you may have to install additional drivers)
    1. Add 115200 -L to the end of that, should look like this:
    2. ex. “screen /dev/ 115200 -L”
  4. Hit “enter”
    1. If Edison is awake and ready to go, you should see a blank screen, hit “enter” two more times to reveal the prompt
    2. Default password is “root”
  5. Now run “configure_edison” or “configure_edison –setup”
    1. Follow the instructions to setup your device and scan for a wi-fi connection
  6. Once you have finished, try running “ping” while connected to Edison via the terminal to test connectivity

DubHacks Wrap-Up

So much win, not only did team LineLight win Mashery’s “Best use of APIs” award at the first ever DubHacks, they also won the grand prize for the entire event using our USA Today and The Guardian APIs!

DubHacks Day 1

International Day of the Girl

Slight change of pace after HackRU, attended International Day of the Girl at Seattle’s Lake Washington Middle School and helped students work on Makey Makey Banana Pianos and other fun projects with Intel SSG.