If you need to test drive RipDraw ASAP and don't have time to setup a cross development environment, use RudysWorld!
RudysWorld is a Beagle Bone Black Linux OS image loaded with everything you need to start using RipDraw ASAP. RudysWorld includes a C compiler, Eclipse IDE for C, RipDraw tutorials, RipDraw C libraries, makefiles and source code all configured and ready to Rip.
RudysWorld is available for download here here
Download it, unzip it and then write the image on to an microSD card. It is a bootable Beagle Bone Black OS image. Put the microSD into the Beagle Bone Black, power cycle and you will be running the RudysWorld. Pull it out, reboot and you will be back to where you were before. If you want to keep it around, just transfer the image from mircoSD into the eMMC on-board flash storage of the Beagle Bone Black. It is that simple.
Let's go over the hardware you will need from the development kit:
* denotes items included in development kit
Once you have everything connected, it should look like this picture below for the 1U Ripdraw displays. The last cable goes to your Windows PC. Other RipDraw display follow this general configuration.
You will need a Windows PC that can provide a remote desktop connection to the Beagle Bone Black (BBB) desktop. This example uses an Windows PC but any equivalent system will work.
Open the project, clean, make, select the debug configuration and you are Ripping!
The BBB is not really fast enough to support a full project development but good enough for doing the initial testing and evaluation of RipDraw. We recommend setting up a suitable cross development environment for the actual project development.
If you need to muck around with the systems as root, there is no password for the root login, just enter return for that password.