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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] new incubator project Apache IOT
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:44:28 GMT
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM, <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Sounds quite interesting :) It might also be an idea to provide a home for
> implementations of other hardware that can drive GPIO pins and can control
> similar sensors and other devices. I'm thinking of an Arduino, or something
> like an ESP8266. These are devices that are much simpler (and cheaper) than
> a Raspberry Pi, but if you are just building a sensor or a simple switch
> they are often quite useful.
> Would that fit with a project like this as well?
> Cheers,
> David


It is my understanding that what this project would produce would be device

In Unix operating systems devices are files. For the I2C bus the device id
would /dev/i2c-0.(I do not believe this would be different on a PI vs and
Arduino). My goal is to produce Apache licensed libraries like this here:


    final GpioController gpio = GpioFactory.getInstance();
    final GpioPinDigitalOutput led1 =

        // continuously blink the led every 1/2 second for 15 seconds
    led1.blink(500, 15000);

However, if people are open to device driver implementations (I would
assume these would be BSD drivers) I think that is an interesting
direction and I know of some FreeBSD user groups that might be
interested in getting involved.



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