Step 2: Setting Up the Intel Edison

We have to start up setting up the Intel Edison. This procedure is very well documented elsewhere so to keep this section brief, I’m just going to quickly summarize and link to the appropriate information.

Image the Edison

The first things you need to do it are assemble your Edison, image it and install and setup the drivers and Arduino IDE. Intel has a great “Getting Started” guide for this that you can find here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/library/edison-getting-started . As you progress through the Getting Started guide, make sure to note of the IP address your Edison is assigned. You’ll need this later. If you need to re-setup the wifi at a later time you can do so with:

configure_edison --wifi

Once you have completed the “Getting Started” guide you should load up the “Blink” sketch in the Arduino IDE to make sure everything is working properly.

We’re now ready to start.

<p>Thankyou man<br>And good luck with your new project!</p>
<p>ohh yeah and when is 2.0 coming out?</p>
<p>Honestly I'm not sure. I'm currently working on a new project (with the MediaTek LinkIt One) and then my schedule starts to get pretty tight with the holidays.</p>
<p>Heym this project is amazing.<br>I was wondering, how could i modify this so instead of just showing current weather conditions, it would show the current condition and conditions for later on in the day. An answer would be great thanks!</p>
<p>Sure... Off the top of my head you could either:<br>- have two (smaller?) separate grids or one grid and two LCDs</p><p>- have it alternate colors for current and future conditions</p><p>- have the current weather in the grid and the future weather in the LCD</p><p>Whichever way you did it, you would then just adjust the PHP script (add more querystring options), and then add the new PHP functions to the cron tab.</p>
<p>Great project and very well explained!</p>
<p>I posted a link to this project on 2 weather forums. </p>
<p>Cool thanks.</p>
<p>Nice project! I like the front plate design and weathered look.</p><p>Did you consider mounting some dividers inside to prevent unwanted images to light up?</p>
<p>&gt;&gt; Did you consider mounting some dividers inside to prevent unwanted images to light up?</p><p>Yup. That's one of the changes I'm going to add to my 2.0 build. That said, in person the bleed isn't nearly as bad as it looks in the pictures.</p>
<p>looking forward to the 2.0 version. Good luck!</p>

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