Getting Started with Intel Galileo

Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel.

Getting Started with Intel Galileo
By Matt Richardson
Maker Media
Retail Price $17.99
Amazon Price: $13.57

Book Description: 

Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You’ll learn how to set it up, connect it to your computer, and begin programming. You’ll learn how to build electronics projects around the Galileo, and you’ll explore the features and power that make it different from all the boards that came before.

Developed in collaboration with the Intel Galileo team, and in consultation with members of the Arduino team, this is the definitive introduction to Intel’s new board for makers.

Review

Intel Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-certified development boards based on Intel x86 architecture and is designed for the maker and education communities.

Intel Galileo combines Intel technology with support for Arduino ready-made hardware expansion cards (called “shields”) and the Arduino software development environment and library.  The development board runs an open source Linux operating system with the Arduino software libraries, enabling re-use of existing software, called “sketches”.  Intel Galileo can be programmed through OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux host operating software.

Currently there is not much  easily accessible  information available on how to set up and use Galileo, or any information on how to take advantages of Linux and cross-compilers developing different projects. Developers currently have very limited resources on how to really explore all capabilities of the Intel Galileo family board. This book is a quick reference guide to how to set it up, connect it to your computer, and begin programming.  It is well organized and easy to find what you are looking for.  I found it very useful.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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