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At last, received the Gumstix Overo Fire. IRL smaller than I expected even though I knew the size. Weight 6g confirmed.
The power connector on the Summit board is very non-standard, see PJ1-022-SMT. I say it is non standard because I couldn't find a single electronics supplier that has this particular size in their series. Do there really expect people to buy that god damn wall plug? I will just mount two wires directly on the board.
Finally created an alternate power connector for the summit board, see http://twitpic.com/oxe4d
Powered up the Gumstix following the instructions on the website. Ångstrom boots up all right. The first boot took a long time because it had to configure god knows how many GNOME games and other stupid things – it took several minutes. The second boot was much, much faster, less than a minute.
No power manager installed.
WiFi and BT seemed alive but of course there was no connection and I don't know how they are configured. I tried to scan for BT devices from my Mac and there was something. I didn't want to connect since I didn't know if it was the Gumstix or maybe something fishy from one of my neighbors. I'll have to find some docs about these. Btw. a quick scan on the website didn't really turn anything up. I hope this doesn't mean that the Gumstix is just another not very well documented thing.
e-CAM32_OMAP_GSTIX - Camera Solution for GumStix’s Overo Series:
With V4L2 drivers. Amazing!
e-con Systems expect to release a 5MPix camera module soon, see blog post. This blog post also suggests that capturing and encoding 720p @ 30fps is possible on the OMAP.
- Had a quick half-day session with my Gumstix Overo.
- Did not find any USB mini-A to mini-B cable in regular computer shop.
- Gumstix Overo is still alive and the boot messages scroll through the tty; however, I did not get any image on the DVI monitor! I tried two different monitors, there is simply no signal. I was wondering if I have damaged the DVI output or something else.
- I decided that I will but a Tobi expansion board, which has Ethernet interface, and also one of these new small breakout boards.
- Ordered a Gumstix Tobi and a Pinto-TH board. Also included a USB mini-A to mini-B cable and an wall plug into the package since I was missing them.
- Package from Gumstix has arrived. They put two USB mini-A to mini-B cables in the package :)
- Decided that we will try to get the Gumstix Overo ready for an amateur rocket flight on 2010.10.03
- Functional scope TBD but it is highly unlikely that we can have live video feed or anything like that.
- Decided that the scope of the rocket flight will be recording video
- Still pending whether we can get the gumstix up and running in time
- Set up the Gumstix Overo + Tobi on a workbench (photo to be added). Thsi will be a permanent setup for now.
- Some issues that need to be resolved ASAP
- Ethernet on Tobi does not work (could be due to old image on NAND)
- Boots from flash but then loads OS from NAND!