For kickstarting any IoT project, the basic requirement is a full featured development kit and a development environment. Linkit One is one of the open source high performance prototyping HDK (Hardware Development Kit) from Mediatek which has rich peripherals and interfaces like WIFI, BLE, GPS, GSM etc., in a single board which enables developers to prototype and build Wearable/IOT Devices without any external hardware dependency.
This credit card sized board is designed and co-developed by Seeedstudio and Mediatek. Officially, Mediatek provides Arduino IDE as the SDK for the Linkit One with Ardunio C API for developing any application.
I had earlier developed a BLE gateway for a food pantry solution concept using Linkit One and Arduino IDE for F&B industry. So after building some more interesting use cases, I have decided to try out more powerful open source IDE for Linkit One with more coding and debugging flexibility. I have found that Linkit Assist SDK can be used with Linkit One since both use the same Mediatek MT2502 System On Chip. I have followed the instructions on Linkit Assist Development Guide to install Eclipse SDK and setup the environment for Linkit ONE. So let’s dive in and explore how to setup your development environment for Linkit ONE on Eclipse
To update the firmware, you have to use the Firmware Updater tool after installing new versions of SDK. You have to make make sure that the firmware of the development board corresponds to the SDK you just installed. Before you start programming applications in the Eclipse IDE please make sure the following is ready:
Now, you are ready to work on Linkit One with Eclipse IDE and follow Linkit Assist API to build any application using Linkit One. Also please share your experiences or any particular challenges that you might have faced while executing this setup. If u have any technical doubts then you can leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
Surya is a hardware buff and tinkerer who loves all the stuff around IoT. He is a specialist in building proof-of-concepts around electronic hardware and conceptualizing use cases and solutions for Internet of Things. When not working with hardware, Surya can still be found fiddling with some crazy hardware design, trying to bring out an idea out of a raw circuit.
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