Embedded Linux at Linux World, London.
October 31st, 2006
25-26 October. We had a stand in the .org village at
Linux World Expo again this year. It was manned by Wookey (sponsored by
Aleph One Ltd),
Neil Williams and by Gareth Simpson and Daniel Silverstone (sponsored by a
We had a robot produced by the Cambridge University Multi-disciplinary Design Project powered by the Open Hardware Balloon3 development board along with the MDP General Purpose Expansion Board to control the motors and sensors. Here is a video (2MB mp4) of the (farily stupid!) line-following robot in action.
An IPAQ a Balloon3 and Psion Netbook running GPE/Openembedded were also on show. Daniel and Gareth were demonstrating a tiny ARM9 machine running standard Debian-arm, with convenional keyboard, mouse, and LCD display, making an extremely low-power compact computer.
The opportunity was also taken to discuss emdebian mechanisms with Debian and emdebian Developers, and some useful progress was made, which is documented on the wiki
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