Good Morning from Ottawa,
I am looking to deploy a couple of SoCs into my vehicles so I can start building monitoring and control functionality. I currently have a Beaglebone Green Wireless on hand and will start with that. I easily got BalenaOS running on it and deployed a simple Python container, which was an incredibly smooth and well thought out process: kudos to the Balena team.
I’m quite comfortable with Python and very green when it comes to hardware, so please bare with me.
My next step is to read value from the GPIO pins and I would your collective advice on where to start: every example BB project seems to use a different set of libraries for hardware access. Adafruit Blinka seems to be an attempt at homogenizing hardware access, which appeals to me. But I can’t find any examples for the Beaglebone platform. Which Python libraries do you think I should start with?
Is there anything I need to configure at the system-level before I can access the hardware from inside the Python container?
If you think I’m starting with the wrong SoC, please tell me, I really don’t mind picking up something else!
Thank you for your input,