I thought I’d do a quick post about a project that I found a few days ago, the Toobo embedded linux project. Vijay is using a TMS-7250 arm based SBC to build an MP3 player using the STA015 mp3 player chip and a graphic LCD display. I plan on following his progress closely and maybe I’ll build my own Toobo after he’s got something workable. I’ve also added a link to osembedded.com in my blogroll to the right.
I’ve always been interested in embedded Linux and one of these days I’d love for the chance to sit down and play with it in a bit more detail. During my internship, I’ve tinkered a bit with porting newer versions of the Linux kernel to a custom Arm SBC and found it to be quite challenging; I was not able to port the latest kernel and ended up going as far as I could by porting the existing kernel patches I had from 2.6.8 to 2.6.12. After 2.6.12 the differences in organization in the kernel was too much for the same patches to be worked in.