- When you plug your board in to your computer you will notice that you have two COM ports available for the LinkIt One. One of them is for debugging. One of them is for programming. I opened my Device Manager to see which is which. For me COM 12 is programming and COM 11 is debugging. This simply means that when you program the LinkIt One you change the COM port to the programming COM. When you want to see what the Serial is printing you switch to the other COM port and open your Serial Monitor. If you don’t do this then you’ll spend a bit of time, like I did, attempting to figure out why you’re not seeing Serial comms. (http://labs.mediatek.com/forums/posts/list/81.page)
- My installation of the LinkIt One SDK did not include examples of the LStorage component. I went here https://github.com/Seeed-Studio/LinkIt-ONE-IDE/tree/master/hardware/arduino/mtk/libraries/LStorage and downloaded them then put them in my arduino directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\arduino\mtk\libraries\LStorage)
- The SD Card is a Micro SD Card/SIM combo. The sim slides in from the side of the board. The Micro SD Card slides in from the plug.
- There is little to no documentation on this board. I’ve included a few links at the bottom so you can read like I’m doing. As I find answers I’ll post those.
- I’ve been able to connect to the Flash, but not SD card.
- I’ve been able to connect via Bluetooth and an old Android phone (and my iMac), but not communicate with it just pair and not with my iPhone 4s, yet.
- I’ve not been able to get Wifi to connect, yet
- I have been able to get the GPS to give me info.
I’ll also take the motor shield and hook it up for the ArduRover project to hopefully save weight. The LinkIt one does come with a battery, though I doubt that the battery will power the motor shield.
Here’s an article on opening the box http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/09/21/mediatek-linkit-one-quick-start-guide/