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Feb 2016
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Feb 16 2016 00:06
@nebrius how well does node, raspi-io work on an A+ board? Got an idea for a new kit but if A+ isn't a starter then I might have to think through base board...
Bryan Hughes
@nebrius
Feb 16 2016 00:15
It works just fine!
@ajfisher The only tricky thing is that you’ll probably have to bring up the board using a monitor, mouse, and keyboard connected to it since it doesn’t come with ethernet/wifi
you can do USB wifi/ethernet like usual, but you might have to wrangle drivers a bit first
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Feb 16 2016 00:18
Yep that should be fine - I have a "sort of" build script now that can do all of that for me so that should be fine. Once I have a reasonable build then I can just clone it for other ones but yes - will need a method of connecting to it.
Have you seen any examples of using it as a USB device to configure it etc? eg network over usb?
Bryan Hughes
@nebrius
Feb 16 2016 00:20
I do network over wifi regularly, but I’ve never done ethernet. I use a USB to ethernet adapter on my laptop going to the Pi all the time, I guess the reverse should work too?
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Feb 16 2016 00:23
yeah - might need to do some experimentation. Could go with a straight wifi solution, even though this kit doesn't expressly call for it (as it will be largely autonomous) but there will need to be a way to shell in and configure your bot somehow
trying to minimise cost for the build as well... also the usual joys of "too many wifi devices" in too small a space issue
Bryan Hughes
@nebrius
Feb 16 2016 00:25
Maybe try the ethernet route, which you only plug in when you need to ssh in, and so can (I’m guessing) share it between devices?
ajfisher
@ajfisher
Feb 16 2016 00:28
That's a good idea. Then I just using something like DNSMasq to set it up as dhcp server etc so it can allocate out IPs etc and makes it nice and easily configurable...