We created a data logger using the Fez Rhino a while back and wanted to build a couple more now but the Fez Rhino has been discontinued.
So were are looking to use the Fez Hydra.
When I initially looked at the Fez Hydra soon after it was released there was mention that a number of features werent ready yet in terms of the software for the board at that stage. Looking at the product page now I dont see any mention of any of the features not being available. Can I assume that all the features listed on the product page are supported at this stage?
In particular for our data logger we require the following:
Is there not a Wiki page with a table listing the features with their current supported status and estimated time for support for those not currently supported?
Does that mean that everything in my list is currently supported without having to resort to using RLP?
SD card with FAT
Is ‘rest’ refering to the rest of my list or the ‘rest’ of all the listed Hydra features on the product page? The reference to RTC in terms of RLP/register access implies that it isn’t currently supported from my list.
It was my understanding that the Hydra was released as an open source hardware / software product. That means that if it does not have a feature you want than you are free to add it and share that feature with the community. The point of open source is that everyone gets to chip in and help build up a good code base.
I know we are all spoiled by how much extra stuff, features well beyond the base NETMF libraries that GHI has added to other boards, but I don’t think we can expect GHI to do all the work on an open source project.
for a group of 3, I’d still consider going to dorkbotpdx and have boards made, a few orders of electronic bits including USBizi chips from GHI and a few hours with a soldering iron, done ! Especially if i didn’t want to invest in re-coding !
No problem in terms of the open source nature and chipping in, however surely there should be a fairly accurate and upto date list of what features are and aren’t supported via the Gadgeteer API?
If I go to the product page for the Hydra it has a list of all the socket types and features, UART, SD, SPI etc. and no mention that I noticed on the product page that some of them aren’t currently supported.
The only reason I even asked was because I remember seeing mention when it first came out a couple of months ago that some features weren’t supported now.
Surely the product page should clearly list which features are currently supported so people know what supported features they get when they purchase the board?
Hydra supports every single feature found standard in netmf 4.1 plus adds all features found in GHI OSH library documentation. That includes RLP lite and processor register access so you can features through compiling or through RLP.
Hi. I am helping Sean with the Data Logger project.
I just wanted to check whether there are any updates on the RTC software for the Hydra. We need the ‘BatteryRAM’ and ‘RealTimeClock’ methods that are used in the Spider. Any chance that some work in that area has been done?