I know, that I have not been posting much, but we have developed and shared everything what we wanted, basically this project is complete, so there is not really much what to post about. Just wanted to let you know, that all iMX6 Rex boards are very alive, processor is going to be available for many more years and we are planing to keep production and support. We still keep teaching people how to design this board in our online courses at FEDEVEL Academy and boards can be ordered from VOIPAC. If you have any questions, simply ask on our forum here: http://www.fedevel.com/designhelp/
Today I finally found some time to update the whole website to https. If you are having some troubles due this change, just send me an email. Thank you for all your support and thank you very much to everyone using iMX6 Rex board. -Robert
To keep you updated.
- VOIPAC added support for ULTRA configurations, 1GHZ iMX6 QuadPlus CPU with 4GB memories (1.2GHz CPU coming soon).
- Kernel 4.1 is out available through VOIPAC wiki webpages
- Many people have sign up for Learn the Essentials of creating uBoot, Linux and YOCTO course and bought also OpenRex Thank you very much.
- Due my other projects, I can not spend as much time as I would love to with OpenRex Education Project. If there is someone interested to lead OpenRex Education Project, please drop me an email.
- I have tested OpenRex SOLO running from battery. I used standard Anker USB travel charger
As you know, there are Magnetometer, Accelerometer and Gyro sensor on OpenRex. I wanted to test how good it works. I made a simple Compass reading code and I am showing OpenRex orientation in 3D software called Blender. It’s really cool. Have a look. This video gives you and idea how you can do it too:
When we started iMX6 Rex project couple of years ago, it was always very hard for me to get the software work done. I am a hardware design engineer and we always had to wait for software guys to find some time to work on our boards. It was so frustrating, that I decided to learn it and then, I had to share it …
So, today I am officially releasing a new online course which I hope will find many of you useful. Enjoy!
Learn the Essentials of creating uBoot, Linux and YOCTO for a board
This is a step-by-step course. During this course you will learn the essentials about porting uBoot, Linux and YOCTO on a custom board. Read more >
OpenRex supports and is sponsor of Open Hardware Summit 2016 in Portland, OR.
I will be visiting the summit and feel free to say “Hi” when you see me or drop me an email if you would like to meet. – Robert Feranec
It’s still a lot of work, but I hope you will like it I have created a separate openrexkit.org domain just for OpenRex Education Open Source Project. I dream, that together we can create a large community which will help teaching the next generations of young engineers, programmers, thinkers and creators. However, I can not do this alone
I need your help! If you are interested to help with OpenRex Education Project, simply sign up for our Community Mailing List. Initially, you can just watch / read the discussions and when you are ready and you feel you could help, join the conversation. Anything you will contribute with, is a huge help. There is a lot of things what you can choose from, it’s not only hardware design or software development, but you can correct spelling mistakes, help with graphics or promotion of OpenRex Education Project.