OK, so I downloaded windows10-for-devices build 10049 (Arm) and followed the release notes to make a bootable flash card for my Raspberry Pi 2. After finally getting the partitions correct, and getting USB and HDMI to work properly, I first ran into issues with Wifi. No matter what I do, I cant get w10 to recognize any wifi dongles on the rpi’s usb ports. Has anyone else had that issue? Or gotten one to work?
But after giving up on that, I was able to install vs2015 and NetMF (over ethernet). The gadgeteer core didnt install though. (I expected that, but it was worth a try)
But using pure NetMF Ive had marginal success with the different modules Ive tried. Button, LED7R and joystick modules work as expected just using the pins directly. I really have no idea how to use the Smart LED Module using pure NetMF though. Do I need to wait for a GHI DaisyLink Driver?
I also tried using the PWM pins on the rpi with a DFRobot servo extension module and some SG90s but no luck there at all. Has anyone else gotten very far with this? Is there something different about PWM in windows 10 for devices?
Anyway, I’m anxiously awaiting GHI’s Gadgeteer “HAT” and core for this thing!
At first I was all but then I realized this was an April 1 post. Phew!
FWIW, I’m working on this today (mostly complete, but have some more wiring to do, and will probably mount a holey board on top when that arrives, and some LEDs), and I can tell you that bits are obviously not yet ready/public for the Pi 2. When they are, though, this little guy will be waiting. We’ll say more at Build.
Sorry for the bad staging. My poor JD-800 is a table at the moment, so it seems.
DF Robot Devastator Tank Mobile Platform (this takes a couple distracted hours to assemble; less if you aren’t helping your son build a trebuchet at the same time)
6v NiMH rechargeable battery pack from Robotshop (for motors – the kit comes with a holder for 6 AA batteries --9v total)
Raspberry Pi 2
Gadgeteer HAT prototype
Switch with leads, some additional wire, etc.
No sensors or communications just yet because, you know, WiFi isn’t working.
A couple zip tiles to hold the 5v pack to the underside.
Don’t buy anything, though. I haven’t any idea yet how much of this will actually work.
And yes, the makeblock is likely to be a second robot. Muah hahahaha!