On the Little experiments desk, there are a lot of Little hardware. I must admit I have some favorites among them, but don’t tell them ;)
One of them is an Android USB key, MK808B, which allows me to run Android any TV with a HDMI input. Used with a bluetooth PlayStation keyboard, it’s pure fun. Unfortunately, Android devices are running a modified JVM called Dalvik which has one major drawback: it’s based on code without invokeDynamic.
So, let it go… But wait, there’s a second device I really enjoy: my RaspBerry Pi!
In a previous experiment, I ran a Tomcat server on it, so at least Java is running. And, better than a painful experiment, Golo website itself provides instructions on setting up a running Pi Golo :) It was for me the opportunity to try also ArchLinux.
The only issue I had was that the root user is unable to log directly on the device: you must connect through SSH, which means knowing the IP address.
Now let’s back to work and see if one of my recent dream may come true: use the Raspberry GPIO to control a HD44780U LCD with Golo. I know… silly… and I have to publish follow up on the GoloHttpServer… I know ;)
Enjoy your PI Golo!