The Wandboard is a low-cost Cortex-A9 board created by a group of engineers in their free time that work with ARM architecture based solutions on a daily basis. The spirit that drove the development was the fact that many of the development boards they see today are fun to play with but there is no flexibility in place to design a product beyond the initial stage. With the Wandboard they try to overcome this by choosing a System-on-Module that works with an easy to design few layer baseboard that everyone can design and make with beginning engineering knowledge. The Wandboard is developed as a non-for-profit board and all engineers connected to the development do so on a volunteer basis.
The Wandboard is available in three different configurations:
All versions of the Wandboard share the following features:
Replace sdX in the following instructions with the device name for the SD card as it appears on your computer.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=8
mkfs.ext4 -O ^metadata_csum,^64bit /dev/sdX1
mkdir mnt mount /dev/sdX1 mnt
wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-armv7-latest.tar.gz bsdtar -xpf ArchLinuxARM-armv7-latest.tar.gz -C mnt sync umount mnt
wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/imx6/boot/wandboard/SPL wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/imx6/boot/wandboard/u-boot.img dd if=SPL of=/dev/sdX seek=1 bs=1k dd if=u-boot.img of=/dev/sdX seek=69 bs=1k sync
pacman -Sy uboot-wandboard
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