Programming NXP Microcontroller directly through WEB? Here we go …

I hope you will like it :) Simply just start writing your code on OpenRex, hit "Verify", then "Upload" and that's it :) The on board NXP microcontroller will be running the new code. Soon I will release more info, I just couldn't keep it for myself :D

BTW: We may be looking for an intern this summer. I just would like to ask if someone would be interested? The location will be somewhere around San Jose area. You would need to be already living there. If you would be interested, please send me an email. Thank you.

Picture: OpenRex & NXP LPC13xx WEB IDE
openrex - lpc web ide with compilation

Would you like to control your board through a WEB interface?

I have spent couple of days to prepare step-by-step instructions and video tutorial with detailed description about how you can run a Linux command through WEB interface on OpenRex. The example is based on WordPress Plugin, as it provides great flexibility. This means, if someone writes a plugin for OpenRex, it's very simple to install and run it on any OpenRex board :)

In this example, I am reading I2C temperature sensor placed on OpenRex board, but the same technique can be used on any board running Linux and the way described on this page can be used to run any Linux command. I hope you will find it useful :)

If you would like to learn how to do it, have a look at: How to create a simple WordPress plugin to Access and Control Hardware >

Or you can watch this tutorial:

Here are some screenshots from the plugin
TMP101 - Result TMP101 - Settings Page

How to setup Webserver on OpenRex

In case you would like to use OpenRex as a webserver, this can be handful for you. I have created a page with instructions how to setup Apache + PHP + MySQL on OpenRex. Have a look at: How to install WordPress on OpenRex (Apache + PHP + MySQL + WordPress)

Once you have it installed, you can run a CMS (Content Management System) e.g. WordPress, Joomla, …. As an example, I setup RexFace wordpress website:

Wordpress on iMX6

Picture: WordPress running on OpenRex

OpenRex is Alive!

I really hope, you will enjoy this new fully Open Source Hardware Project. We got the boards yesterday. OpenRex booted up to Linux GUI. We are going to test the peripherals and we will be adding new information on our website in coming weeks. When everything looks good, we will also place online the full Altium Project. Have fun! :)


Arduino Raspberry Pi OpenRex

If you would like to see OpenRex (and our other boards such TinyRex), we will be on the Embedded World Exhibition in Nuremberg 23 – 25 February 2016.

OpenRex Status Update

OpenRex is in assembly house and we are expecting prototypes within two weeks. Fingers crossed.

I attached an idea of OpenRex supporting add-on boards. The TOP OpenRex add-on board is also Raspberry Pi compatible. It may be used on the OpenRex SOLO version (with no or low profile heatsink). The BOTTOM add-on boards are larger. The plan is to support multiple add-on boards stacked on top of each other. It will require a lot of testing and playing :)

This is a 3D PDF, use Adobe reader to have a look at the board in 3D view.

OpenRex V1I1 - 3D Model with add-on boards - Default view

OpenRex Schematic is now Available :)

Many people have contacted us about OpenRex project. The project has been a little bit delayed, but we are now working hard to finish it this year. Here is our progress.

Please let us know if you like OpenRex. It was a loooot of work :) Thank you!

You can now download OpenRex schematic in PDF:
OpenRex Schematic Screenshot

This is the updated OpenRex 3D PDF (use Adobe Reader to see it):
OpenRex - 3D picture

Here are some screenshots from PCB (10 Layers, through hole VIAs only). Almost done:

OpenRex - L1

OpenRex - L3

OpenRex - L8

OpenRex - L10

After we test the prototype, all the data, including Altium project and Gerber files, will be available for download.

If you would like to be notified, when the project is available, submit your email into the following form and I will send you an email then: