BeagleBoard/GSoC/sdabhi23/ConnectedPocketBeagle

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Personal Details

Name: Shrey Dabhi
IRC: sdabhi23
Github: https://github.com/sdabhi23
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdabhi23
E-mail Address: shrey.dabhi23@gmail.com
Blogs: https://droidlearner.wordpress.com, https://sdabhi23.wordpress.com
School: Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Country: India
Primary Languages: English, Hindi
Typical work hours: 11 - 14, 16 - 20, 21 - 23 IST
Task Completion: Pull Request

Past Open Source Contributions

I have recently been involved in contributing to Hasura. Here's the link to one of my projects: https://hasura.io/hub/projects/sdabhi23/currency-bot. But i haven't made any large contributions to any large open source communities, reason being I wanted to know the technologies being used before I go ahead and start working with large oraganisations and their codebases.

I am interested in contributing to BeagleBoard as majority of my work experience has been in the software domain, and I would like to better understand the hardware side of devices I work with. Also BeagleBoard has an awesome global community of developers and users.

Project Description

Project Title: Connected PocketBeagle

The aim of the project is to create more resources for using various connectivity modules in order to make it easier for the community to get started with a basic setup very quickly. The current proposal aims to have reference application notes, code, example, and “How-To” document for each type of wireless communications for PocketBeagle, for at least the following wireless protocols:

  • 802.11 (WiFi)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Cellular (GSM)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • ZigBee
  • GPS

Each will have easy to use references for users building projects to use as a cut/paste library.

Timeline

This project will be implemented over 12 weeks. The tentative timeline I have prepared is as follows:

Week Plan
1 Acquire the required connectivity modules
2 Explore the existing PocketBeagle libraries and the sample code for the modules
3 Interface the BLE module
4 Interface the WiFi (802.11) module
5 Interface the GPS module
6 Testing, BUG fixing and documentation
7 Testing, BUG fixing and documentation
8 Interface the NFC module
9 Interface the GSM module
10 Interface the ZigBee module
11 Testing, BUG fixing and documentation
12 Testing, BUG fixing and documentation

The main reason for dedicating 2 weeks to bug fixing and documentation is because I plan on writing small tutorials for the community on easily reusing the code to get a head start on using these modules with PocketBeagle

Experience and Approach

I have done projects with Arduino and Bluetooth technology. Also I have some experience with Raspberry PI. Hence, I expect to be able to easily interface the required modules with PocketBeagle.

Contingency

I can use the vast documentation and help available through forums, wikis, IRC and other means to find solutions for my problems. And also as a last resort I can also consult my colleagues and other faculties in my university for further support.

Benefits

To make it easier for beginners and novices to easily use different connectivity modules with PocketBeagle