In this instructable, you’ll connect the Intel® Edison module to an Intel® Edison mini breakout board.


>Intel Edison module

>Intel Edison mini breakout board

>2 Micro B to Type A USB cables

Note that the breakout board has two micro USB ports:

  • The top port is used to create a terminal connection by serial over USB only.
  • The bottom port is for power and USB communication.
  • For details, see the Intel® Edison Breakout Board Hardware Guide (PDF).

Assemble your board

  • At the end of this section, you should have an assembled Intel Edison board. Place the Intel Edison module on the breakout board, lining up the holes on the module with the screws on the breakout board. Press down on the module at the upper left corner and just below the words What will you make? until you feel it click into place.Caution: Unless you make sure your board is seated properly, it may not work or turn on at all. When you turn the attached module and expansion board on their side, both piecesshould fit evenly and sit in parallel with each other.
  • Use the two hex nuts to secure the module to the expansion board. Hand-tighten the hex nuts onto the two screws that protrude through the module.
  • Plug in one of the micro-USB cables to the bottom USB connector on the expansion board. Plug in the other end of the USB cable to your computer. A green light should light up on the expansion board. If it doesn’t, check your connection.
  • Plug in your second USB cable to the top USB connector on the board. Note: If you do not see a new drive, it is likely that the board isn’t getting enough power from the USB port. Plug in your laptop’s AC adapter (if you are connecting the board to a laptop), try a different USB port on your computer, or try using a USB hub that has its own power supply.
  • Your Intel Edison board is now assembled. Choose your operating system

  • Windows 64-Bit

  • Windows 32-Bit

  • Mac OS X

  • Linux

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