David Fishman, the project manager for Projecr Ara, provided quick intro for the detailed review of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) version 0.2. The focus of the review was on the most updated sections since MDK version 0.11 release in May 2014.
Module Developers Kit (MDK)
MDK encapsulates a few different concepts. First of all it provides specifications for the platform and details of what is needed to create a module that complies with those specifications. It also provides reference implementation materials.
“The MDK provides two instantiations of the platform itself. The objective platform shows how we envision the platform as well as the current Spitral 2 prototype. Example of differentiation is shown on the picture. The objective platform will implement contactless inductive coupling for the data transferring between modules and endos. The current prototype implements an electrical data pads connection.”
“As we continue developing Spiral 3 we are going to continue developing the sections of MDK that require a little bit more development, and the next few months you can expect to see revisions of the MDK published with those updates.”
How to get the MDK and support
Developers may get the MDK at http://www.projectara.com/mdk/
The source code is available at https://github.com/projectara
Google group for developers: email@example.com