You will install the software toolchain to program your Pico Pro board. You will also cut out a mounting plate on the laser cutter, mount your board and some peripherals on it, and verify that everything works by uploading a simple program that blinks an LED on the "Rainbow HAT" that is part of your kit.
- Once you are officially enrolled in the class, you will receive a Pico Pro Maker kit from us. You will receive your kit in class on Monday.
Install Android Studio and update to the latest Android SDK using the built-in SDK manager.
- Follow our class assembly instructions for your kit. You must access this page with your Berkeley email. The camera module is currently unused.
- Install and run the "Blink" example with the Rainbow hat following the 'Blink an LED' section here: Google's assembly instructions. Ignore the assembly instructions and the "Install Android Things" section. The boards will have already been pre-programmed with Android Things 0.5 and configured to connect to CalVisitor WiFi.
- Show your mounted board with running code to the GSI (or submit a video of it) to get credit.
What to Submit
This is a short assignment. The two biggest time sinks are: 1) getting the software toolchain installed and running; and 2) getting trained on the laser cutter in time. If you are done by Wednesday, bring your completed board to class and show the running blinking LED code to Kevin or Bjoern. You can also show your board during office hours this week and show the working board to Kevin, who can check you off. Alternatively, record a short (<30 second) video that clearly shows the kit mounted on the base, your name engraved on the base, and the blink program running - when you press button A the red LED should light up. Upload the video to a video sharing site like YouTube and submit the URL here.