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==Contest projects==
 
==Contest projects==

Revision as of 06:18, 15 April 2009

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Contest Announcements

The BeagleBoard Software Design Contest has now been replaced with the BeagleBoard Sponsored Projects Program (former known as contest #3). The biggest difference is that we'll be giving 2 boards per week to projects as they are approved, rather than waiting until they are completed. Also, successfully completed projects may be rewarded with higher-end BeagleBoard-derived systems, such as a Gumstix Palo43 or a Always Innovating Touch Book (BeagleBoard based). You are encouraged to make your entries now.

Contest #2

Contest #2 is finished. See winners.

Welcome to BeagleBoard contest #2. This contest is about giving away one BeagleBoard Rev C2 to the winner and another one to the runner-up. Judges will determine criteria and won't be eligible for winning the contest. Schedule:

  • Final project updates: Friday, February 27, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Voting goes over weekend, end: Sunday, March 1, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Shipping board to winner: Monday, March 2, 2009

BeagleBoard revision C2 will have working USB HOST (EHCI) and newest OMAP3 silicon revision. By this contest you will get before this revision is publically available by DigiKey (~end of March 2009).

Contest #1

Contest #1 is finished. See winners.

Welcome to BeagleBoard contest #1. This contest is about give-away one BeagleBoard Rev C2 to winner and another to the runner-up. Judges will determine criteria and won't be eligible for winning the contest. Schedule:

  • Final project updates: Friday, January 9, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Voting goes over weekend, end: Sunday, January 11, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Shipping board to winner: Monday, January 12, 2009

BeagleBoard revision C2 will have working USB HOST (EHCI) and newest OMAP3 silicon revision. By this contest you will get it ~2 month before this revision is publically available by DigiKey (~March 2009).

Project ideas

Here are some ideas which projects would be nice to be done by this contest. But don't hesitate to add your cool project below even if it doesn't match any of these ideas:

  • Stable musb
    • ISOCH support
    • High-speed USB TV tuner support
    • Hot-plug support for OTG (host and client)
  • USB Digital TV tuner (either ATSC or DVB-T)
    • Hauppauge HVR950 suggested as reference
  • Projection TV coupled with the Pico
  • Audio record
  • Latest kernel version
  • USB camera support
    • gspca driver - need to validate with multiple cameras
    • UVC driver
  • Fixing bugs listed on code.google.com
  • Android port and various applications
  • EHCI support (done)
  • USB support in u-boot (partially done by first contest, but still needs work)
  • Consumer IR remote control via LIRC (already in feed; do 'opkg lirc')

Contest projects

Please add your project you like to participate at Sponsored Projects Program (contest #3) to Sponsored Projects Program projects. Please add the project to beagleboard.org projects, too. If you add a new project here, please append it at the end of list below. Then we can rely on numbering if talking about projects (e.g. "I like project 3.1.1").

If you like to join Sponsored Projects Program (contest #3), please add your project here the same way like done for contest #1 and #2 below. If you participated already previous contests, please copy your project description to this contest, again. This will let everybody know that the project is still alive and that you want to participate Sponsored Projects Program.

Approved projects

From the project proposals, approved projects will get a BeagleBoard Rev C at the beginning of their project to help them execute:

Project Approved Comment
Revolt 2405
Consumer IR remote control via LIRC
Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support

Revolt 2405

  • Title: Revolt 2405
  • beagleboard.org project: Add link
  • Short project description: First mission of a first person shooter style game using Ogre3D.
  • Homepage: http://www.dcbcyber.com/revolt2405
  • Expected results: Expected results would be to have a playable game demo using Ogre3D for rendering. There will be sound and music. For controls I want to have the option of using keyboard and mouse or using controls like those found on hand held gaming devices. We would also like to have this playable on a small LCD as well as on a monitor connected to the DVI port.
  • Contact: n2vdy at yahoo dot com or dbatzle at dcbcyber dot com

Consumer IR remote control via LIRC

  • Title: Consumer IR remote control via LIRC
  • beagleboard.org project: Add link
  • Short project description: The open source project will add the IR remote capability to the beagle.
  • Homepage: http://pradheeptce.googlepages.com/ yet to be fully completed.
  • Expected results:
    • Full port of LIRC to work with Beagle.
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method
  • Contact: pradheep_sh[at]tce[.]edu

Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support

  • Title: Official Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support
  • beagleboard.org project: http://beagleboard.org/project/Gentoo/
  • Short project description: Build ARMv7 optimized packages and stages for Gentoo Linux created officially by Gentoo developers.
  • Description: The project is for providing official support for ARMv7-based devices like the Beagleboard, we will provide stages and packages optimized for ARMv7 processors so any owner of an ARMv7 device can get an optimized system. At the moment Gentoo only provides and supports ARMv4 and ARMv5TE, therefore we would like to expand our official support to the more powerful ARMv7 subarchitecture.
  • Homepage: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/embedded/ http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-arm.xml http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/embedded/handbook/
  • Expected results:
    • Allow Gentoo users to have ARMv7 optimized stages and packages.
    • Document the installation on the provided boards.
  • Contact: armin76[at]gentoo[.]org , solar[at]gentoo[.]org

Contest #2 projects

Please don't add new projects, contest #2 is closed.

James

1st winner of contest #2

  • Title: James - Just A Miniature Entertainment System
  • beagleboard.org project: James
  • Short project description: James is a home server system aiming at video recording (PVR), storage and playback, but also offering other common home functions, e.g. in the areas of security and IP telephony.
  • Homepage: For now BeagleBoard/James.
  • Expected results: Updated recipes for all relevant packages on OpenEmbedded. A script to install the needed packages to an Angstrom image (generated by Koen's generator) and documentation on how to configure things.
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks on gmail

BeagleEPD

2nd winner of contest #2

  • Title: E-Ink Interface Board and Driver for beagleboard
  • Homepage: BeagleEPD
  • beagleboard.org project: http://beagleboard.org/project/beagleepd/
  • Short project description: This project aims to interface an E-Ink display directly with a beagleboard. This is done by creating an interface board that is connected to the Beagleboard expansion header and converts the relevant gpio signals into the levels appropriate for interfacing with the E-Ink display controller. The second part is to write a driver which is a port of am300epd.c from mach-pxa to mach-omap in order to support the E-Ink broadsheet framebuffer driver directly on beagleboard. All of this results in making it possible to connect any E-Ink display controller to a Beagleboard (via the expansion header) and to then treat any E-Ink display as another framebuffer.
  • Expected results: Schematic for interface PCB between Beagleboard and E-Ink display controller board. A beagleepd.c mach-omap driver that will setup and control the IO pins appropriately.
  • Contact: jayakumar at IRC (freenode, oftc) or jayakumar.lkml@gmail.com

nullDC / Beagle

  • Title: nullDC_Beagle - Full SEGA Dreamcast emulator, with newly added support for Beagle.
  • beagleboard.org project: http://beagleboard.org/project/nullDC_Beagle/
  • Short project description: Full featured emulator for SEGA Dreamcast, Naomi and Sammy Atomiswave. Supports full hardware emulation, debugger (x86 only), VMU/Memory packs, state saves and much more.
  • Homepage: http://www.emudev.org/nulldc_beagle
  • Expected results: For the contest: A WIP (but working) build of the emulator to show full utilization of the beagles hardware capabilities, including emulation of a 200mhz RISC processor (Hitachi SuperSH4), a 33mhz ARM7tdmi with full AICA DSP emulated on the C64x DSP, and utilisation of the PowerVR SGX hardware to emulate the Dreamcast's PowerVR CLX2 chip-set. It is expected all of the hardware will be at near 100% utilisation.
  • Contact: ZeZu [at] emudev [.] org

Contest #1 projects

qemu-omap3

  • Title: support beagle board emulation in qemu
  • beagleboard.org project: qemu-omap3
  • Short project description: Qemu-omap3 is an opensource project which adds omap3 related devices emulation into qemu. Beagle board is the primary devices to emulate.
  • Homepage: qemu omap3 emulation support
  • Expected results:
    • booting linux kernel and rootfs from nand and mmc image
    • Wiki page how to run qemu-omap3 for beagle board
  • Submission:
  • Contact: yajin AT vm-kernel.org

openGPS

  • Title: develop open source software to use BeagleBoard as a handheld GPS receiver
  • beagleboard.org project: none yet
  • Short project description: openGPS is a project to use a basic processing platform with open source software to develop a handheld GPS receiver. Using any of a number of available map data bases, such as Open Street Maps, a handheld GPS receiver would provide new capabilities that are not currently found in commercial receivers. In addition it would provide a platform for a number of customizations and expansion of capabilites.
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Expected results:
    • development of a display app with moving map capabilities
    • development of a user interface for handheld apps
    • integration with suitable LCD display
    • interface to map files on SD card
    • Wiki page on GPS receiver functions and features
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick

Beagle Conference System

  • Title: Use beagle to come up with a conferencing system for home users
  • beagleboard.org project: BeagleConf
  • Short project description: This is a project that aims at bringing conferencing into the drawing rooms of users' homes. The idea is to use beagle, interface it with a webcam, internet (through ethernet/ wifi), usb bluetooth (to interface a integrated keyboard/ mouse), audio in and out of beagle interfaced with a microphone and the speakers of the tv (in the living room of the user), and use a conferencing software like Ekiga (or probably Skype?). The device should be extremely affordable (low cost), to bring conferencing to homes of common users.
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Expected results:
    • A 'complete' home conferencing system would include the 'unit' and a keyboard with an integrated mouse. The 'unit' shall consist of beagle, with interfaces exposed for USB webcam, audio in for microphone, audio out to connect to the TV, ethernet interface or another USB port for USB wifi and another USB port for bluetooth.
    • When the system is turned on, users shall be presented with a list of contacts that they could dial (probably a customized interface of Ekiga).
    • The software shall provide the users, the capability to add/ modify/ delete users and their contact details.
    • The software shall also provide for ways to chat (text) with the users.
    • The software shall be capable of running through a demo for the users which includes instructions for set up and usage.
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick

BeagleRC

  • Title: Use a beagle board to drive a remote controlled car.
  • beagleboard.org project: None
  • Short project description: Connect servos to the beagle board expansion header, 802.11g wireless to the use port, and use joystick on a host to remotely control the servos.
  • Homepage: http://chrisd.info/portfolio/indexbeaglerc.shtml
  • Expected results:
    • Ability to control a RC car using only a beagle board and servos, this will work with both nitro and electric cars with mechanical speed controllers.
  • Contact: code at chrisd dot info

Linux Hard Real-Time (PREEMPT_RT) demo

  • Title: Test hard real-time (-rt) Linux kernel 2.6.28 on the Beagle, report and fix -rt related bugs, create real-time applications demo using OpenEmbedded / Ångström.
  • beagleboard.org project: None
  • Short project description: Make sure the TI OMAP device driver are -rt safe; Build a typical real-time user land set of application (Ångström based).
  • Homepage: http://www.axon.tv/
  • Note: Created a 4 months company traineeship position on Beagle Board work which has been filled by a student.
  • Expected results: hard sub 300 microseconds (us) scheduling latency for real-time class user space applications (targetting multimedia).
    • Real-time scheduled media playback. Less or no frame skips on video. Latency reports.
  • Contact: likewise IRC

USB Support in U-boot

2nd winner of contest #1

  • Title: Add MUSB gadget support for OMAP3 to u-boot.
  • Homepage: U-boot musb gadget support
  • beagleboard.org project: http://beagleboard.org/project/Uboot+USB+gadget/
  • Short project description: Currently people require an extra serial adaptor to interact with u-boot, adding USB gadget support to u-boot enables the use of serial console, saving costs and troubles to BeagleBoard users. This enables as well the future application of the DFU patches to power fast software downloads without requiring MMC (but the DFU patches are a different can of worms to be accepted on mainstream u-boot).
  • Expected results: U-boot patch against u-boot omap3 git tree that enables booting beagleboard and appear as an USB serial adaptor (CDC class, so it can be used in Linux/OS x without major problems), and the modified .inf file for windows.
  • Contact: ddompe at IRC

James

  • Title: James - Just A Miniature Entertainment System
  • beagleboard.org project: To be Added...
  • Short project description: James is a home server system aiming at video recording (PVR), storage and playback, but also offering other common home functions, e.g. in the areas of security and IP telephony.
  • Homepage: For now BeagleBoard/James. For the PVR part there is information and a demo through http://www.dse.nl/~meulenbr/pvr/pvr.html
  • Expected results: For the contest: the proposal on BeagleBoard/James and the demo on http://www.dse.nl/~meulenbr/pvr/pvr.html. For the future: a flexible system providing the functionality as described in the proposal.
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks on gmail

BeagleBot

1st winner of contest #1

  • Title: Beagle Board powered robot
  • beagleboard.org project: beaglebot
  • Short project description: BeagleBot is a Beagle powered robot. It has few servos, ultrasonic ranger, webcam, wlan...
  • Homepage: BeagleBot homepage
  • Expected results:
    • Partly autonomous robot
    • PC controlling of the robot
  • Contact: antti at hervanta.com

Android Cupcake for BeagleBoard

  • Title: Android Cupcake for BeagleBoard
  • beagleboard.org project: beagledroid
  • Short project description: This is a port of the post-1.0 Cupcake version of Android to the BeagleBoard.
  • Homepage: For now, you can download the images from here and instructions from here
  • Expected results: Android boots, runs, can browse the Internet, etc. No sound, though.
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick

FreeBSD port to BeagleBoard

  • Title : A port of FreeBSD-arm to the BeagleBoard
  • beagleboard.org project: freebsd-bgb
  • Short project description: This is a port of the FreeBSD operating system to the BeagleBoard, as the first platform for supporting Omap on the OS.
  • Expected results: FreeBSD boots and can be used through a serial console + port of a (USB?) ethernet controller driver for NFS boot.
  • Contact: AsqYzeron

Judging

Judges

  • Jason Kridner (jkridner)
  • Koen Kooi (koen)
  • Dirk Behme (dirk2)
  • Steve Sakoman (sakoman)
  • Hunyue Yau (ds2)
  • Mans Rullgard (mru)
  • Robert Kuhn (robertk)

Rules

  • Judges cannot participate in the contest.
  • The ruling of the judges is final. Jason Kridner will determine when the ruling of the judges has been provided.
  • Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins.
  • All voting will be public and logged on this page.
  • Jason Kridner will be responsible for getting the boards to the winner and runner-up. Recipients must meet US export control requirements.
  • Individuals are limited to a single entry, but may include as many demonstrations as desired within that entry.

Criteria

  • All new content must be open source as determined by the OSI.
  • Submission should be in the form of an easy-to-use image/archive provided via a webpage.
    • <1GB 'dd' image for an SD card is recommended. Instructions
    • Alternatives allowed, such as Android on Beagle, as long as instructions are provided.
  • "Wow" or "coolness" factor from usefulness/user experience point of view
  • Overall quality of the submission
  • Technical complexity
    • "Coolness" of the technical solution, even if it isn't useful for all the masses
    • Amount of work needed, i.e. x hours or x days?
  • Angstrom recipe for image
  • Documentation for the demo
  • Running power consumption
  • Use of DSP and SGX
  • Ease of use

Contest #1

Points

Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins. Points:

2009-01-11 Jason Koen Dirk Steve Hunyue Mans Robert Sum points
qemu-omap3 3 3 2 3 2 13
openGPS
Beagle ConfSys
BeagleRC 1 1 3 2 7
RT demo 2 2 1 5
MUSB for U-Boot 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 17
BeagleBot 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 21
James 3 1 4
Android 2 1 3
FreeBSD port

Winners

Contest Date Winner Runner-up
1 Monday, January 12, 2009 BeagleBot MUSB for U-Boot
Congratulations ;-) RobertK 11:30, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

There is a nice LinuxDevices.com BeagleBot cruises on Linux article about contest #1 winner, too.

Contest #2

Points

Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins. Points:

2009-03-01 Jason Koen Dirk Steve Hunyue Mans Robert Sum points
James 6 7 5 7 3 5 33
BeagleEPD 3 3 2 3 5 3 19
nullDC / Beagle 1 3 2 2 8

Winners

Contest Date Winner Runner-up
2 Monday, March 2, 2009 James BeagleEPD

Other background

Contest #1

Contest #2