Archive for the Go Language Category

Go not so Go

Posted in Beaglebone Black, ConCurrency, Go Language on September 14, 2014 by asteriondaedalus

Well, I tried the flashing led example at Gobot for bbb.

It seems they left out a little bit of information, you actually have to add an LED (it doesn’t use one of the four USER LED provided on the board).

By the time I poured over the driver source I worked out that it does in fact leave out the USER LED.  There is no mapping function of the pin numbers to the ball grid on the bbb SOC chip described in the source so I am waiting on feedback as I think the driver needs a little mod to allow the four USER LED to be accessed.

Otherwise, code cross-compiled on my windoze 7 box and seemed to happily run on bbb (it printed debug info to the terraterm console).

So, looking forward to playing a little more in that space in between doing my Master’s Dissertation.

POSTSCRIPT

The chaps at Gobot have heard my suggestion and produced a dev stream to talk to the USER LED.  Thanks guys!

Go Language and BeagleBone Black

Posted in Beaglebone Black, Embedded, Go Language on August 31, 2014 by asteriondaedalus

Go figure.

Go language examples at Gobot leave out few pieces.

You have to have gcc in your path so I installed Mingw-W64 and ran the beaglebone examples from the bat file the install leaves behind (which sets the path etc.).

Couldn’t seem to get the GoClipse environment to build the example so still work to go there.