May 20 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Fedora 22

It's Wednesday and that means it's "Wandboard Scavenger Wednesday".


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This week's "Scavenger Hunt Discovery" is about Fedora 22 and as many of you might know the Wandboard is one of the few boards officially supported by the Fedora Community.

Here are the bits to get you started:

The Fedora 22 demo image that runs on any Wandboard : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/fedora-22-kde-wandboard-20150513.zip

The procedure how we created this SD card is documented in the WIKI : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_a_Fedora_22_SD_card_for_Wandboard

login as : root / wandboard22

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger  Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


May 13 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Kodi / XMBC

The Wandboard team is on a "Scavenger Hunt" and we want to let you all know how much software there is out there that supports the Wandboard.

We download external community created software that runs on the Wandboard. Test it (to ensure it actually boots on the Wandboard and post a runtime image together with a Wiki Page that explains how you can recreate the same.

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This first "Scavenger Hunt Discovery" is about XMBC. Or now called "Kodi".

The Kodi / XBMC community is huge and many people are using the Wandboard as a multimeda streaming solution and we know MANY Wandboards are hiding behind TV's around the world (thank you everyone).

So here are the bits to get you started with this:

The demo image that runs on any Wandboard : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/xbmc-geexbox-wandboard-20150511.img.xz

The procedure how we created this SD card is documented in the WIKI : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Kodi_/_XBMC_for_Wandboard

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger  Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


May 7 2015 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comes to Wandboard


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Many have asked why there was no Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (long term support) for the Wandboard.

That wait is over and you can find it on the download page.

Wandboard Ubuntu 14.04 is based around kernel 3.10 is hardfloat, has support for VPU and GPU and does run on all Wandboards. (solo/dual/quad).

Login details : ubuntu/ubuntu

Get the sourcecode from the download page and talk back to us in the Wandboard community forums


April 13 2015 - Wandboard Solar Powered


We have been following Ronald van Luijten's Wandboard project for the past several months http://swissdutch.ch/ and back in September we read that he made the switch and started to power his Wandboard micro-server with solar panels. This being just before the snowy winter season starts (Ronald lives in Switzerland) we were thinking Ronald could have choosen a better time. :-)

The winter is over. Spring is knocking on everyone's door and Ronald's microserver is going stronger than ever. http://swissdutch.ch/solar.php

Are you also putting your Wandboard up for a challange and want to let us know? Talk to us in the Wandboard community forums


April 6 2015 - Wandboard is a "development" board


On a daily basis dozens of new Wandboard users get their hands on a Wandboard for a first time.

We know as no other that the "out of the box" experience is what matters but many forget that Wandboard is a development board. It's a building block for your project, a foundation to build your project upon. A stepping stone to enable you to kickstart your project and let your imagination take it's course to develop something you can be proud of showing to your friends, spouse or coworkers.

Over the past weeks we saw a number of tweets and we know many of you have similar experiences.



A day later we saw the following tweet:



And a few weeks later love sparkled:



Have a similar experience and want to give new Wandboard users tips and tricks how to start working with the wandboard. Let them know in Wandboard community forums


March 26 2015 - Android Lollipop Sourcecode Release


Wandboard is not only the first i.MX6 board that supports Android Lollipop. We now also invite you to help us make it better. Get the sourcecode from the download page and talk back to us in the Wandboard community forums


February 13 2015 - Wandboard Valentine gift for you


Android Lollipop BETA is available now. Yes that is right. Wandboard is the first Freescale i.MX6 board that has the latest Android now available for download.

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You can find the runtime image here : Android Lollipop for Wandboard BETA

We will be posting sourcecode early March 2015.

Let us know what you think in the Wandboard community forums


December 30 2014 - Wandboard Lollipop


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Android Lollipop (5.0) will be coming to the Wandboard. We currently have initial booting support but we still have lots of work to be done before previews and general releases are coming.

If you want to help with porting lollipop to the Wandboard. Drop us a message in the Wandboard forums.

Wandboard community forums

December 4 2014 - Wandboard at FTF Japan


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The Wandboard was once again featuring in the land of the rising sun. This time at Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Japan where Freescale showed the "internet of tomorrow" and IoT applications.

Wandboard community forums

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Wandboard Specifications

  Wandboard Solo Wandboard Dual Wandboard Quad
Processor Freescale i.MX6 Solo Freescale i.MX6 Duallite Freescale i.MX6 Quad
Cores Cortex-A9 Single core Cortex-A9 Dual core Cortex-A9 Quad core
Graphic
engine
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 2000
+ Vivante GC 355
+ Vivante GC 320
Memory 512 MB DDR3 1GB DDR3 2GB DDR3
       
Audio tag tag tag
Optical
S/P DIF
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HDMI tag tag tag
Camera
interface
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Micro-SD slot 2 2 2
       
Serial port tag tag tag
Expansion
Header
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USB tag tag tag
USB OTG tag tag tag
SATA NO NO tag
       
Gigabit LAN tag tag tag
WiFi (802.11n)   tag tag
Bluetooth   tag tag
 

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