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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Additional hardware

While a development board is a key ingredient, there are several other items that are also required. A power supply, for example, is not always supplied and does have some considerations. Also, additional hardware is required for the initial communication and to debug.

Serially interfacing with the board

With headless systems such as these, things don't always just work. Sometimes, debugging at a lower level is required. This is also certainly true with development boards such as these. An error occurs, and there's no output; what could have possibly gone wrong? So spending hours on trial and error can be avoided; the old and trusty serial port exists on many types of hardware. With Allwinner's SoCs, they are implemented in two ...

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