BeagleBoard participation in FOSS.IN?

Hello,

The FOSS.IN Cfp has been released:

http://foss.in/news/call-for-participation.html

The major change this year is the introduction of "FOSS Workouts" -
basically, the idea is to get developers together and let them solve
interesting problems .... does it make sense to propose a BeagleBoard
FOSS Workout? Do we have sufficient developers from India who would be
interested in participating in such an event?

Regards,
Pramode

Hi Madhu,

Have a look at this link:
http://blog.fosstronics.com/2008/10/21/beagleboard-experiments/

Regards,
Maxin B. John

I am beagle user from Bangalore. I think, there at-least 5+ beagle user in Bangalore and as per FOSS workout, we can try even if we are not 5. it s about coming together, share and develop code.

Let’s discuss what would be good plan for work out.

rgrds

Viral

I have registered for a speaker session. I will try for BoFS to clear
any doubts and will give more details to interested folks.

For workouts, I think the registration is closed, but if some one can
own the responsibility I can talk to organizers and also arrange for
other infrastructures like boards etc. But what we can get from the
workouts has to be planned well in advance, can we try android on
beagle? - I am sure some one will get it working by then... :slight_smile:

Regards,
Khasim

Hi , All

            I am very new. And i have a basic doubt . Which DSP processor is there in Beagle Board. It say 64X. But what exactly that. like 6416 , 6713 what is the DSP processor.

Thanks&Regards

deeje

Hi I am interested in attending the session ... I am fairly new and I
am afraid it would be more of a training session for me more than a
session where I can contribute. I have some doubts on the ARM- DSP
communication stuff.

Regards
Kozak

The beagleboard has an OMAP 3530, so you can see all the features here:
http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/omap3530.html

High Performance Image, Video, Audio (IVA2.2™) Accelerator Subsystem

    * 430-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core
    * Enhanced Direct Memory Access (EDMA) Controller (128 Independent Channels)
    * Video Hardware Accelerators

>
> I am beagle user from Bangalore. I think, there at-least 5+ beagle user in
> Bangalore and as per FOSS workout, we can try even if we are not 5. it s
> about coming together, share and develop code.
>
> Let's discuss what would be good plan for work out.
>

I have registered for a speaker session. I will try for BoFS to clear
any doubts and will give more details to interested folks.

For workouts, I think the registration is closed, but if some one can
own the responsibility I can talk to organizers and also arrange for
other infrastructures like boards etc. But what we can get from the
workouts has to be planned well in advance, can we try android on
beagle? - I am sure some one will get it working by then... :slight_smile:

Maybe, some simple drivers (stuff like performance monitoring counters,
PWM, timer/counter units, RTC ... ) which might be useful but which have
not been written because they are not very high on the priority list ...
(It would be good if there is a page on the Wiki for this).

Or, getting some stuff done for OE/Angstrom ...

Even if the deadline for the "official" FOSS Workouts has ended, there
is a lot of space at IISc where we can sit together and work on these
things ...

It will also be great to participate in the FOSS exhibition ...

Regards,
Pramode

Hi Khasim, Pramode and others,

I am interested in Beagle + android workout (and also open for other beagle workouts).

Khasim, pls contact foss and info that around 2 to #( 5-10) people are interested in Beagle workout. If foss team says yes, I can take responsibility, but will prefer this as team work and all are equivalent team members.

rgrds,

Viral

Hi Khasim, Pramode and others,

I am interested in Beagle + android workout (and also open for other
beagle workouts).

Khasim, pls contact foss and info that around 2 to #( 5-10) people are
interested in Beagle workout. If foss team says yes, I can take
responsibility, but will prefer this as team work and all are
equivalent team members.

That's good!

Another idea: How about some OpenCV + BeagleBoard hacking?

Check out: http://www.hbrobotics.org/wiki/index.php5/Beagle_Board

Regards,
Pramode

Hm, that page is describing a demo I gave about 2 months ago. I've
made quite a bit of progress since then. OpenCV is pretty easy to
compile and run on the BeagleBoard, but the performance isn't
comparable to a PC. Although I was able to demo the BeagleBoard
processing 800x600x25 FPS video, I was not using OpenCV to do the
image processing -- just a little bit of NEON code.

I think the lower layers of OpenCV would benefit from being optimized
for NEON. I'd love to work with anyone who is interested in that
project.

- Nathan

For people without a compiler:

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/?pkgname=libcv1
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/?pkgname=libcvaux1

OpenCV is present in OE as well.

regards,

Koen

> > That's good!

> > Another idea: How about some OpenCV + BeagleBoard hacking?

> > Check out:http://www.hbrobotics.org/wiki/index.php5/Beagle_Board

> Hm, that page is describing a demo I gave about 2 months ago. I've
> made quite a bit of progress since then. OpenCV is pretty easy to
> compile and run on the BeagleBoard,

Can I encourage you to register this project on http://beagleboard.org/project?

How to get the OpenCV from OE and install it to my Angstrom distribution?

Can I include it as a package in the angstrom-OE source in my PC? If yes, can anyone tell me how to do it?

The OpenCV in the Koen's link is for ARMv5, will it also works in beagleboard (ARMv7)?

i think it should be able to run.
Im also interested in getting opencv on beagle. I want use it to
detect vehicles and road lane. i haven't tested opencv on the board
yet (having hard time to get the usb host cable :() .