[nycbug-talk] arm boards

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Fri Sep 21 18:15:18 EDT 2012

On 09/21/12 16:09, Patrick McEvoy wrote:
> On 9/21/12 3:21 PM, George Neville-Neil wrote:
>> On Sep 21, 2012, at 14:16 , Isaac (.ike) Levy
>> <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:

This is probably the email I should have hit in reply. . .

>>> On Sep 21, 2012, at 1:16 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> Quick unscientific poll here:
>>>> how many people have some arm board or another that they are hacking
>>>> on,
>>>> or blankly staring at with no direction?
>>> Have one Beagle Board in my hands, (super radness…).
>>> Not arm, but also have some more "useful" Soekris 4801's I've tried
>>> hacking around with the GPIO on, (absolutely clueless but have had
>>> some fun with this).
>> I have a BeagleBone, hacking on it when not doing other FreeBSD stuff
>> on the weekends.
>> I have two Raspberry Pi's but have yet to get them to boot.
>>>> Would it be of interest to organize a hack session on it?  Any BSD
>>>> would
>>>> be appropriate, although difficult to manage without someone with
>>>> experience.
>>> I'd be really interested in a hack session on it-
>>> I'd recommend having some pre-fab "cooking show" sd cards ready to
>>> plug in and hack on- best thing to answer questions/curiosities is to
>>> have a live unit on hand...
>> Yes.

Yes.  Prefab would be good.  So it means making sure everyone has
appropriate documentation for their particular BSD.

>>>> If there's enough interest, we could try to get a quantity discount
>>>> from
>>>> some arm vendor or another.
>>> Spectacular idea.
>>> With little working life with the little thing, I'd recommend the
>>> Beagle Board units:
>>> Arduino size, great prototyping headers, about as much computer as an
>>> old school Soekris.
>>> $90/ea retail.
>> Yeah, I like the BeagleBones because you can get them.  I had to work
>> very hard
>> to get my hands on a Pi.

So BB it probably should be.

Any NBSD arm devs in NYC?


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