Intel IDF 2015 Setup

Spent the last two weeks building (in C++, Arduino, Node.js and Python) these lasercut Intel Edison slap boxes to show off how to build an IBM Bluemix MQTT game. Martin Kronberg did amazing work putting this all together and creating the designs. Finally we got it all setup and running here at IDF, a few highlights.

Intel Edison Slap Box game

Dancing spiders releases official Intel Edison support

DeviceJam #1 @ Microsoft Garage

I ran into some cool dudes from the Microsoft Garage (Jeremy Foster and Amyr Haq) at DubHacks a couple weeks ago and they invited me to come in and check out The Garage.

It was clear that there was tremendous potential for us to work together with the local community so we organized the very first Microsoft Garage DeviceJam w. Intel Edison. We brought in 10 of our favorite local makers and hackers and gave them each interesting hardware to play with. Each person then presented their experience at Microsoft’s weekly Stay Late and Code.

Intel Galileo Gen 2 Mashery + Twilio Samples

Provided you have followed the instructions here to set up your Gen 2 Galileo with Node.js and XDK…

Download and unzip the following samples into a directory and, under the “Develop” tab, select “Open An Intel XDK Project” and import the below directory.

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Download Samples: Mashery Galileo XDK Samples

Next, assuming you have connected an Intel Galileo Gen 2 board and paired it with your XDK instance, you should be able to deploy the code to the board and then run it.

Each sample can be run by navigating to the directory containing your Node.js projects and going “node sampleXXX.js”

Introducing Galileo-bot Mark II by + Jigsaw Renaissance

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The team at Jigsaw Renaissance rose to the challenge of producing a more robust Hack-E-Bot implementation based on Intel Galileo Gen 2 and spent all night producing a new, ruggedized version which now has sonar for obstacle avoidance!

I will be demonstrating the v2 robot at Intel Developer Forum next week, thanks to Marty + Budi.

Galileo Gen 2 Setup For Mac OSX

Galileo Gen 2

Step 1: Acquire Gen 2 Galileo board + Necessary Cables

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Sharing Wi-Fi with a Gen 2 Galileo Board via USB

Follow these steps to share Wi-Fi from your laptop with your Galileo Gen 2 board.

You will need the following:

Here is how to do it:

  • Step 1: Download + Install Intel XDK
  • Step 2: Download and install Bonjour Browser
  • Step 3: Power on your Gen 2 board and connect it to your PC’s USB slot via the ethernet -> USB adapter like this (make sure you have the Yocto linux loaded SD card in the slot)


  • Step 4: Open System Preferences -> Sharing and select “Internet Sharing.” Before turning it on, make sure to have enabled “USB Ethernet” checkbox.


  • Step 5: Discover your connected Galileo device’s IP address using the Bonjour Browser (listed under “xdk-app-daemon”)



  • Step 6: SSH into your Galileo and prove it has internet:

Simply make some call like “ping” to see if you get a real internet response back.