Software design contest #2

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Jason Kridner

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Feb 13, 2009, 12:33:28 PM2/13/09
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Congratulations again to Antti Seppanen for his BeagleBot[1] and Diego
Dompe for his support of usbtty in the Beagle u-boot[2] on winning
Beagle Board Rev C boards in the last software design contest.

We were a bit slow setting the dates for this contest with the hope of
getting some entries with 3D graphics enabled. Koen, a frequent
contributor to BeagleBoard.org and maintainer of the Angstrom
Distribution that includes Beagle Board support, has given us a demo
to show that this is now possible for community members. In his
demonstration, he's running OGRE3D, an open source graphics engine,
with Wiimote control and projection on his ceiling with the TI Pico
Projector development kit.[3]

As one of the contest judges, Koen isn't eligible for the contest, but
you can build upon his work by utilizing the information provided on
the Beagle mailing list for configuring the 3.00.00.06 SGX drivers
that are now available from TI for download.[4]

The contest details are at http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest[5].
To try to keep us on track of a contest per month, submissions must be
complete, with all instructions and software, by Friday, February
27th. Good luck!

[1] http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6362979448.html
[2] http://elinux.org/U-boot_musb_gadget_support
[3] http://beagleboard.blogspot.com/2009/02/software-design-contest-2-in-3d.html
[4] http://groups.google.com/group/beagleboard/msg/5632ffbe822451ae
[5] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest

Doug Emes

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Feb 13, 2009, 1:57:09 PM2/13/09
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On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Jason Kridner
<jkri...@beagleboard.org> wrote:

This isn't thread jacking, because I think this would make a good entry!

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/moto-demos-first-android-powered-e-ink-display-video.php

Jaya Kumar

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Feb 14, 2009, 9:35:45 AM2/14/09
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On Feb 13, 1:57 pm, Doug Emes <kyo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Jason Kridner
>
> <jkrid...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
>
> This isn't thread jacking, because I think this would make a good entry!
>
> http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/moto-demos-first-android-powe...

So do I. :-) Except, I believe the E-Ink display deserves to be
connected directly to Beagle via the expansion header rather than
requiring an additional xscale CPU connected via USB! So I've
described my idea in more detail here:

http://beagleboard.org/project/beagleepd/

and btw, a first pass driver set (albeit for the xscale, I'm just
starting on mach-omap) has already been merged into the Arm tree.
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/patches/viewpatch.php?id=5353/1
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/patches/viewpatch.php?id=5354/1

Thanks!
jaya

Jaya Kumar

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Feb 14, 2009, 9:35:45 AM2/14/09
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On Feb 13, 1:57 pm, Doug Emes <kyo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Jason Kridner
>
> <jkrid...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
>
> This isn't thread jacking, because I think this would make a good entry!
>

Koen Kooi

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Feb 14, 2009, 1:18:34 PM2/14/09
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Op 14 feb 2009, om 15:35 heeft Jaya Kumar het volgende geschreven:

> On Feb 13, 1:57 pm, Doug Emes <kyo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Jason Kridner
>>
>> <jkrid...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
>>
>> This isn't thread jacking, because I think this would make a good
>> entry!
>>
>> http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/moto-demos-first-android-
>> powe...
>
> So do I. :-) Except, I believe the E-Ink display deserves to be
> connected directly to Beagle via the expansion header rather than
> requiring an additional xscale CPU connected via USB! So I've
> described my idea in more detail here:
>
> http://beagleboard.org/project/beagleepd/

That looks pretty nice, is the e-ink display sold seperately
somewhere? I can only find the kit, which is $3000 for which I can buy
like 5 illiad e-ink readers with more features and the illiads have a
wacom touchscreen!

regards,

Koen

PGP.sig

Jaya Kumar

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Feb 14, 2009, 7:25:14 PM2/14/09
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Thanks. Yes, the display is sold separately. The mainstream consumer
devices such as Kindle, Sony, are using panels from PVI. There are
also panels from LG. I would recommend talking to a downstream
reseller to avoid the high minimum order quantities.

btw, the kits have the same wacom w8001 inductive touchscreen as the
illiad. demo of that touchscreen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_mLKQXcsgY

Thanks,
jaya

Frans Meulenbroeks

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Feb 27, 2009, 1:59:53 PM2/27/09
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Dear all,

The James content submission is completed (although James development
goes on).

Project info and instructions can be found on http://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoard/James

If someone has problems with the install or prefers to have a tar of
the root filesystem feel free to download http://195.241.226.180:13579/james.tar.bz2
Note however that this is hosted on my domestic ADSL line (with an
upload capacity of 1Mbit/sec. Therefore the file will probably removed
soon.
Image size is about 110 MB. If someone else can host the image for me,
please do!

Any comments, bug reports, improvement suggestions or enhancement
suggestions are highly welcome.

Best regards,

Frans Meulenbroeks.

Koen Kooi

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Feb 27, 2009, 2:08:54 PM2/27/09
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Op 27 feb 2009, om 19:59 heeft Frans Meulenbroeks het volgende
geschreven:

>
>
> Image size is about 110 MB. If someone else can host the image for me,
> please do!

You can use http://amethyst.openembedded.net/~koen/beaglecontest/james.tar.bz2
in about 45 minutes

regards,

Koen


PGP.sig

Frans Meulenbroeks

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Feb 28, 2009, 6:15:09 AM2/28/09
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On Feb 27, 8:08 pm, Koen Kooi <k...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
> Op 27 feb 2009, om 19:59 heeft Frans Meulenbroeks het volgende  
> geschreven:
>
>
>
> > Image size is about 110 MB. If someone else can host the image for me,
> > please do!
>
> You can usehttp://amethyst.openembedded.net/~koen/beaglecontest/james.tar.bz2
>   in about 45 minutes
>
> regards,
>
> Koen
>

Thanks Koen for providing a mirror.

Some more things.

For a limited time it is possible to play music on my beagle using
gmpc. Just connect to ip 195.241.226.180 port 6600
That will connect you to the mpd daemon on my beagle. There are only 3
songs there.
I'll probably disable this remove access after the weekend (or earlier
if abused or problems occur). The address above directly connects you
to the beagle and allows you even to play songs.(there are passive
speakers on the beagle so the volume is quite low anyway)

And if someone wants to see pictures of my messy setup or of midori
running on the beagle showing the pvr ui, also drop me a message. Then
again if you install the demo you can easily see yourself how midori
looks (and my messy desk is not *that* interesting :-) )

FM

Frans Meulenbroeks

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Mar 2, 2009, 4:56:07 PM3/2/09
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As requested by Jason I added some pictures. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/8302466@N03/
Also Jason informed me about some flaws in the install script. These
have been fixed (actually they were detected and fixed during the
final test, but somehow the fixed version did not get uploaded.

And some final remarks on my demo.
mediatomb for some reason does not work. It wants /usr/lib/libjs
without a .so extension. No idea what is wrong.

Frans.

Jason Kridner

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Mar 2, 2009, 11:10:20 PM3/2/09
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The next two early Rev C boards have been won[1] by
* Frans Meulenbroeks for "James", an open source PVR for the
BeagleBoard[2], and
* Jaya Kumar for "BeagleEPD", an e-ink display design that connects
directly to the BeagleBoard[3].

This is the last of the pre-Rev-C-release contests, so we'll be
restructuring the contests a bit now to enable more entries and longer
project durations. For the next contest, participants should begin
applying now for approval[4]. Approved projects will get a
BeagleBoard Rev C at the *beginning* of their project to help them
execute. Details on the approval process, time-line, and contest award
(s) will be announced coinciding with ESC Silicon Valley 2009 and the
BeagleBoard User's Group meeting that follows the Tektronix scope give-
away[5].

Congratulations Frans and Jaya!

[1] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest#Winners_2
[2] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/James
[3] http://elinux.org/BeagleEPD
[4] http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest#Contest_.233
[5] https://www.cmpevents.com/ESCw09/a.asp?option=C&V=11&SessID=9406

Frans Meulenbroeks

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Mar 3, 2009, 7:36:58 AM3/3/09
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Jason, thanks for making this contest possible!

Judges, thanks for your votes and for the effort to jude the entries!

Wrt James:
As it is it is by no means a finished project. so expect some
updates.
However things might move at a slightly slower pace, as I will get a
less time to work on this. But development definitely will proceed.

If there is interest in specific functionality feel free to contact
me. Probably the first test with the rev C board will be to see if the
TV card works on the USB host port.

One additional question: would there be interest in a flash-only
version (so no need for an SD card apart from initialisation)?

Best regards, Frans.

jeanluis

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Apr 8, 2009, 8:36:38 AM4/8/09
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Hello,
On the elinux site, it says:

"Details regarding the approval process and contest criteria will be
announced at time of the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley
2009"

Well ESC is over, and I still have not seen any details on this
information. I assume it is going to be posted on the elinux site, but
let me know if I have missed it somewhere else. I am waiting for these
details to see if I should enter or not.

Thanks,
Chris D.
--
www.chrisd.info/portfolio


On Feb 13, 1:33 pm, Jason Kridner <jkrid...@beagleboard.org> wrote:
> Congratulations again to Antti Seppanen for his BeagleBot[1] and Diego
> Dompe for his support of usbtty in the Beagle u-boot[2] on winning
> Beagle Board Rev C boards in the last software design contest.
>
> We were a bit slow setting the dates for this contest with the hope of
> getting some entries with 3D graphics enabled.  Koen, a frequent
> contributor to BeagleBoard.org and maintainer of the Angstrom
> Distribution that includes Beagle Board support, has given us a demo
> to show that this is now possible for community members.  In his
> demonstration, he's running OGRE3D, an open source graphics engine,
> with Wiimote control and projection on his ceiling with the TI Pico
> Projector development kit.[3]
>
> As one of the contest judges, Koen isn't eligible for the contest, but
> you can build upon his work by utilizing the information provided on
> the Beagle mailing list for configuring the 3.00.00.06 SGX drivers
> that are now available from TI for download.[4]
>
> The contest details are athttp://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/contest[5].
> To try to keep us on track of a contest per month, submissions must be
> complete, with all instructions and software, by Friday, February
> 27th.  Good luck!
>
> [1]http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6362979448.html
> [2]http://elinux.org/U-boot_musb_gadget_support
> [3]http://beagleboard.blogspot.com/2009/02/software-design-contest-2-in-...
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