NXP WaRP7 - Review

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RoadTest: NXP WaRP7

Author: leland

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: This is my first "wearable platform", so I am new to this area. (I am familiar with Arduino, BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi, etc.)

What were the biggest problems encountered?: The installation process requires Ubuntu, and I currently do not have an Ubuntu box available. (I will soon.)

Detailed Review:

I'm writing this review even though I do not feel that I've thoroughly tested this platform, yet. My ratings are based on the device as-shipped.

 

I do not feel that I've thoroughly tested this yet because I need to set up an Ubuntu box to install the new firmware. I do plan to set up such a machine in the near future. But I need to meet my obligations for completing the RoadTest Review. Therefore, my plan is to come back and edit this later.

 

For now, I'll review what I was able to test. This was the shell scripts, only. What I have tested has worked. The only testing I've been able to do is via the console. I copy/pasted the scripts into a bash shell. They do work, although they're reporting raw data from the sensors (as they're moved, etc.). The scripts that worked include the samples for reading the accelerometer, magnetometer and

 

However, the camera does not work as-shipped. (As far as I've been able to determine.) Nor does the WiFi.

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