• Start your electronics and coding projects with the user friendly, open-sourced Arduino based Galileo by Intel
• Use with Arduino shields to enhance your project
• Can be powered using a USB-B or external DC power supplies
• With 14 Digital I/O Pins easily control many components from RGB LEDs to Servos, screens and more
• Using the Arduino based Intel Galileo has never been easier, with thousands of tips, tricks and guides readily available online.Reasons to pick the Intel Galileo?
With the Intel Galileo, based on one of the most commonly used Open-Source Arduino boards, but vastly improved. Start any electronics or coding projects readily available online in the huge Maker community, or design a project yourself.
The Intel Galileo gives you a great amount of I/O pins to work with, a quick reset button, and machine screw holes to mount the board however you please. This board hosts an Intel Quark SoC X1000 Microcontroller you have enough power and memory to store and run a lot of complex code.
The best bit about the Intel Galileo is that it comes with a lot of useful features built in, not in the original Arduino boards like a USB Host and Ethernet. You don’t need to solder at all, using header jumper pins you can easily, and quickly, connect and disconnect shields, breakouts, components, or even expand into a standalone breadboard.
Connections and Expansion
This board has 14 Digital I/O pins allowing you to individually control a large amount of components. Each of the digital I/O pins can control a limb for a walking talking robot, control hundreds of RGB LEDs, or build your own keypad controlled electronic door lock, and so much more. It will be difficult to push this board to its limits.
The Intel Galileo also has 6 Analogue pins which are perfect for analogue sensors, you can use these to make your own smoke detector, tell if a plant has enough moisture, to detecting if something has triggered a pressure mat!
The Intel Galileo comes well equipped, with a mini-PCIe, great for WiFi adapters, a Micro SD socket to store many things, for instance music and photos, you also have a USB host socket available means you can connect a keyboard, smart phone, or even a USB storage device.
Compact 3.5 mm UART connection reduces the height and board space used making it excellent where space on your project is a premium. UART functionality provides full RS-232 support as well as allowing your Intel Galileo to mimic your mouse and keyboard.
What will you make?
With the ever expanding range of tutorial guides available, you can start by telling a single LED to flash, or control a stepper motor’s speed and direction. Using coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, and so with this you’ll be learning a lot more than electronics.
The Intel Galileo is Shield compatible, Arduino shields come in many shapes and sizes, from providing solder-able break-out boards, a 1.8" TFT screen with micro SD slot and joystick, to a servo and motor control board. Another great range of accessories are called Breakouts, tiny shields that link together just as easy usually providing more specific uses.
Shields and Breakouts allow you to more easily manage a lot of components in any project, you can view our range of shields and breakouts by clicking here.
Ease of Use
Arduino based electronics are fantastic for all ages, whether you have previous experience or not, from fun to functional. tutorials will tell you exactly what you will need, even what pins to connect your components into, giving you a step by step, from start to finish.
Using the Arduino IDE Software, it will allow you to very easily update your Arduino based Intel Galileo board with the code you’ve prepared, making the transfer seamless, it will even let you know whether your code makes sense and will work before you even upload it.
Note that the Galileo is designed to support shields that operate at either 3.3 or 5V. Because the core operating voltage of Galileo is 3.3V a jumper has been provided to enable voltage translation to 5V at the I/O pins. This configuration is the default setup and provides support for 5V Arduino Uno shields. Should it be necessary to provide 3.3V at the I/O pins the jumper is simply switched.
Making an LED blink,
you can share your Laptop or PC’s wifi through to your Intel Galileo,
control a robotic arm,
or even make your own robotic car.
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Arduino IDE software is needed to program an Arduino, it’s not in the box. Download from here: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux based computers including Raspberry Pi's Rasbian software