Theia RDF Distro (OS) Possibilities: Ideas, Wants, Suggestions, and all things

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ECS? I've been dealing with Kubernetes at work for a few years now... when can we run k3s on our Theia? :p
Kubernetes is a popular flavor of containerization at my employer as well, but I sort of work on a rogue team in a backroom of the basement (metaphorically) that.... well, we march to our own drummer. We do ECS, EKS, Fargate, pretty much all the things.
 

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Running k8s or even docker on something like this makes me shudder. No need to over complicate things. I love the idea of custom images (ROMs per se).
 

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Running k8s or even docker on something like this makes me shudder. No need to over complicate things. I love the idea of custom images (ROMs per se).
I would tend to agree. It's a tiny linux box, so let's run tiny linux programs. I have no desire to containerize or virtualize on it, I was just playing along because it is fun to ponder.
 

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Wounder about processor family, ARM V7 / V8 ?
From the Theia FAQ

Q: What hardware can you tell us Theia will have?
A: 1.5 GHz quad core processor, Spartan 7 FPGA, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB flash storage, GPS 10hz chip, dual horn radar antenna to provide arrows, OLED display, headphone jack, bluetooth, wifi, USB-C connection, metal case
 

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This is the board Jon showed in the SEMA video. As Theia is still in development, this may or may not be their final choice for production but, just wanted to share if it hasn't been posted before. Refer to PDF doc. on the page for more detail.

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This is the board Jon showed in the SEMA video. As Theia is still in development, this may or may not be their final choice for production but, just wanted to share if it hasn't been posted before. Refer to PDF doc. on the page for more detail.

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Would Theia be able to sniff out spectra rdd devices ?
 

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Correct, Jon did say this. The only question is will the detection distance be great enough to be useful? Time will tell.
I bet it will have some range, but probably not more than a couple of hundred feet at most. Mainly because I doubt Stalker was thinking anyone would be sniffing around for their device. Does anyone have one handy? Open it up and look at the shielding.
 

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What else does it have onboard? 10hz gps? Accelerometer? Bluetooth? If all the above, I see a performance monitor/daq in my future :)
 

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What else does it have onboard? 10hz gps? Accelerometer? Bluetooth? If all the above, I see a performance monitor/daq in my future :)

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Come on guys, I feel like I am in a Courtroom drama on TV, “Objection, Asked and answered”. This is the Distro discussion thread all those questions were answered in the first 10 posts of the Theia FAQ thread:
10Hz GPS - yes
BT and WiFi - yes
Accelerometer please check the FAQ as I don’t remember off the top of my head plus I’m on a mobile device, but Jon did talk about Theia running automotive performance stuff but that might need USB-c external stuff.

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Come on guys, I feel like I am in a Courtroom drama on TV, “Objection, Asked and answered”. This is the Distro discussion thread all those questions were answered in the first 10 posts of the Theia FAQ thread:
10Hz GPS - yes
BT and WiFi - yes
Accelerometer please check the FAQ as I don’t remember off the top of my head plus I’m on a mobile device, but Jon did talk about Theia running automotive performance stuff but that might need USB-c external stuff.

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There are literally hundreds of replies (the vast majority of which I've read) but I couldn't remember the specifics. I also probably undersold what I meant by "performance monitor/daq" - I'm not talking about a Dragy replacement. I'm thinking full CAN integration via OBD2 to pull throttle position, brake pressure, steering angle, rpm, etc. and actively record that along with positional data and acceleration data. More than just a simple app.

All this together would make this unit be able to take the place of (very expensive) race data recorders. I was looking into assembling my own with a raspberry pi, an OBD2 reader, some custom shields and a lot of custom scripting, but one less box in my car (and a lot more computing power!) Makes a big difference.
 

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There are literally hundreds of replies (the vast majority of which I've read) but I couldn't remember the specifics. I also probably undersold what I meant by "performance monitor/daq" - I'm not talking about a Dragy replacement. I'm thinking full CAN integration via OBD2 to pull throttle position, brake pressure, steering angle, rpm, etc. and actively record that along with positional data and acceleration data. More than just a simple app.

All this together would make this unit be able to take the place of (very expensive) race data recorders. I was looking into assembling my own with a raspberry pi, an OBD2 reader, some custom shields and a lot of custom scripting, but one less box in my car (and a lot more computing power!) Makes a big difference.
Just trying to understand...

Are you suggesting all this would be incorporated into the Distro?
 

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Just trying to understand...

Are you suggesting all this would be incorporated into the Distro?
I'd love if CAN capabilities were included. They can always be accessed through some python libraries but being able to communicate directly with Bluetooth OBD2 dongles and have direct OBD2/CAN hooks to use in programming would enable a lot of cool stuff without a lot of fuss. Direct vehicle speed rather than GPS speed for sensitivity adjustments, max sensitivity when rpms have been averaging high (indicating spirited driving), etc
 

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Yeah the heatmaps can be pretty cool. You can build your own now over time with JBV1 (radar, laser, and crowdsourced) plus instantly load historical crowdsourced data with Highway Radar and have it show you statistical likelihood of a LEO being in a commonly reported area. Pretty slick.

I’d love to see similar integration built into Theia, perhaps as part of the RDF Theia OS, and have it show up right on Theia’s display. :)
How big are you expecting the display to be?

Honestly I keep seeing all kinds of desires for display type etc. and I keep scratching my head over it. Where is it, what is it, how strong is it. That's pretty much all I care about or frankly have time to process if I'm driving like I normally do. I want it to do it's job really, really well...to the point that I don't even think about it till it tells me I need to care, otherwise I have an infotainment screen, a phone that's got a huge display...
 

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