Looking at the board, it is smaller than the publicity photos make it out to be (always happens I would say):
I am told that retailers do not put rulers in their pictures because buyers ask where their ruler is when they get it - putting a quarter coin in there is even a stretch.
Here are the specs:
You can see the PCI-E mini slot on the back. I am looking to re-purpose a wifi radio from a laptop to test that out.
Comparison with other Boards:
The Galileo is upper left, going clockwise the Adafruit Wave Shield, the Adafrit Motor Shield version 2, and the Arduino Uno R3. There is not much on shield compatibility, that will have to be part of upcoming experimentation.
What You Will Not Get in the Box
What is not in the box: USB cable (A to micro B), software, any parts or shields, no micro SD card. There is only an Ikea-like diagram in the lid of the box and a hint to go to make.intel.com.
Information You Need to Know
The available resources for getting going with your Galileo as of this post:
- Getting Started Guide (not easy to find Intel...) - https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-21838
- Intel Makers Forum - https://communities.intel.com/community/makers
- Intel Galileo Documentation - https://communities.intel.com/community/makers/documentation/galileodocuments
- Intel Downloads & Drivers - https://communities.intel.com/community/makers/drivers
- Intel Quark documentation - https://communities.intel.com/community/makers/documentation/quarkdocuments
- Intel marketing page - http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html
- Arduino.cc Official page - http://arduino.cc/en/ArduinoCertified/IntelGalileo