With Cosino you can create anything from scratch without loosing time to setup and running the base system. By using Debian OS you have 30000+ applications ready to use by simply downloading them from Debian’s repositories!

This section provides you with a brief introduction to Cosino concepts and reference material to help you understand how Cosino Project’s boards work, also you can find useful papers regarding several system settings under both Debian and/or OpenWRT OSes.

Getting a running system

Once you have your new Cosino board in front of you just choose an extension and plug Cosino on top of it!

Cosino Mega 2560
Cosino Mega 2560 based boards

Cosino boards based on Mega 2560 extension can be powered up by using the serial console USB cable or by using a power supply (strongly suggested for on-board WiFi versions and if you have external peripheral connected: i.e. RFID reader) and yo need a microSD with a Debian OS pre-installed in order to boot the system. You have two options:

Managing Debian OS

Managing Debian system is quite simple, if you are an experienced Debian user you may skip this paragraph, otherwise let me suggest to take a look at this simple tutorial about how to running Debian on your Cosino, for a quick-start, or see the Debian Documentation for the full documentation.

Using an host computer (aka a normal PC)

Your Cosino board can compile your code for you but, in some circumstances, you may wish using an host computer to do this job… for example if you need recompiling the Cosino’s kernel code or other huge project using an host computer is quite mandatory!

Again, if you wish building your own Debian OS into a new microSD you need an external host too, since your Cosino needs a pre-build root filesystem to run.

All command line examples in the Cosino’s Documentation pages are based on Ubuntu 13.04 (or newer) so you should use a dedicated computer for this task or just build a Virtual machine running your Ubuntu system (for instance you can take alook at the Virtualbox or VmWare projects for further info).

Find & navigate

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If you are looking for code we suggest to you to take a look at our GitHub page.

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Cosino Enigma’s Linux kernel

Cosino Enigma’s Linux kernel

If you need to recompile Cosino Enigma’s Linux kernel you have to clone linux repository on our GitHub page. You can use command:

then setup your cross compiler (on my Ubuntu I used package gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf):

At this point you can cross compile the kernel by using:

This command configures linux in order…

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Enigma Industrial extension is out!

Enigma Industrial extension is out!

Finally a new Enigma’s extension is out! The transition from prototyping to production is simple thanks to the Enigma Industrial extension. The new industrial extension board This extension board (or carrier) for the Enigma CPU module is ready for industrial applications thanks to the 24V (range 11-36V) DC power supply and its standard terminals. The TFT…

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Using 6LoWPAN on Cosino

Using 6LoWPAN on Cosino

The wireless transceiver can be bought at our shop as: IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver Contents1 Connecting the device1.1 Mega 2560 extension2 Accessing the device2.1 DTS configuration2.2 Kernel modules2.3 Setting up the Wpan-tools2.4 Do ping between two Cosino boards Connecting the device In order to get access to the device you should consider the table below. Mega…

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