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Wed Oct 12 2016 02:15:36 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Congratulations to the winners of the BeagleBone Black Wireless Maker Faire New York Giveaway! Boards are entering production now and should ship in November. Winners should expect to be contacted separately for their shipping address.
Mon Sep 26 2016 14:13:02 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Replacing the 10/100 Ethernet port with onboard 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth, the popular open source BeagleBone™ Black computer now comes with built-in wireless networking capability.
Fri Jul 08 2016 20:35:12 GMT-0000 (UTC)
The first available WiFi plus BLE board from the BeagleBone community
SanCloud Launches Indiegogo campaign for SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced
Mon Nov 30 2015 17:54:42 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Everybody loves music, right?! Here's your chance to change the way music is made and win prizes to boot. Fifteen of the best ideas will get a pile of gear to bring their idea to reality. But don't wait, the deadline for applications is November 30, 2015!
Mon Nov 23 2015 19:46:06 GMT-0000 (UTC)
SanCloud is joining the BeagleBoard.org logo licensing family and enhancing the open hardware BeagleBone Black design you love with more features than you thought possible! It still has a blistering 1GHz processor and like the BeagleBone Black, two 46-pin headers, micro HDMI for audio/video output, USB ports, Ethernet and other I/O features. The SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced is an ultra-powered embedded computer that can (still) fit in a mint tin.
Announcing the new, powerful BeagleBoard-X15 open hardware computer for electronics innovators from BeagleBoard.org
Wed Oct 14 2015 23:06:42 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Innovate with an open community of developers on the most powerful and flexible open hardware computer development system available
BeagleBoard.org collaborates with Microsoft to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) development
Wed Oct 14 2015 12:02:53 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Interested in 3D printing or materials development? We all know by now that BeagleBone Black has incredibly precise machine control capabilities. Now, Autodesk® just did a bunch of us a big favor when it recently opened up its Ember high-resolution and small footprint stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. Ember is already being used to produce castings for delicate pieces of jewelry and in photopolymer chemistry research. And now Autodesk has taken the next big step to encourage even more innovation and creative 3D printing applications. All of Ember’s hardware electronic design and firmware is now downloadable as open source. The mechanical designs and resin formulations had already been made available.
Wed May 27 2015 18:16:15 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Makers love customizing their Android devices. And thanks to the BBBAndroid, which puts emphasis on interfacing custom hardware with Android operating systems, users now have a starting point to create their own custom Android-based devices.
Mon Mar 30 2015 16:48:17 GMT-0000 (UTC)
We’ve all heard about the trend of 3D printing that’s on the rise and breaking into many different industries, from automotive to fashion, Makers have embraced 3D printing on a whole new level and many have presented their creations to the public. At least that’s what maker Robert Berger did. He demonstrated his 3D printing project, Emmelia, at the Embedded Linux Conference 2014 at the Yocto booth. Berger began the project after purchasing a 3D printer kit.
Mon Feb 09 2015 20:16:32 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Google starts accepting applications for potential mentoring organizations on today, February 9th. BeagleBoard.org is going to send in an application. Your help is needed to make that application as strong as it can be!
Wed Feb 11 2015 20:00:44 GMT-0000 (UTC)
As many of you might have heard, Raspberry Pi launched their next board, the Raspberry Pi 2. There have been noticeable differences in the primary processor performance from the original Pi to Pi 2. This has cause a lot of people to revisit the question of how the BeagleBone Black compares to Raspberry Pi.
Fri Jan 30 2015 19:03:15 GMT-0000 (UTC)
With browsers and rich applications available to us everywhere, desires for information and control are growing astronomically. Entrepreneurial, design and cross-discipline engineering skills are all required to launch a successful connected device. Thankfully, Brian DeLacey with other technology enthusiasts around Cambridge and Boston are exploring what it takes to educate individuals and teams on the required skills in the most expedient ways possible. I was fortunate to be a guest speaker at an IoT event he hosted at MIT and to participate in his week long Independent Activities Period (IAP) class, supporting use of BeagleBone Black.
Thu Jan 29 2015 18:54:14 GMT-0000 (UTC)
It was April last year when I wrote about how we were going to fix the board shortage. Demand and activity have only increased since then, but the additional production capacity has paid off and there is now inventory of both the official BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black manufactured by CircuitCo and the logo-compliant BeagleBone Black manufactured by Element14 in every major region. In the US, major electronics retailers are stocking BeagleBone Black including a Make-produced getting started kit at Radio Shack and a $39.99 sale at Micro Center for most of this month.
Mon Dec 15 2014 03:18:09 GMT-0000 (UTC)
2014 has been an amazing year for BeagleBoard.org and BeagleBone Black, the most successful open hardware computer ever invented. I know what you are thinking; “Jason, didn't that board from the UK outsell BeagleBone Black?” Sure, but that board isn't open hardware: there aren't open source layout files or open source editable schematics and the components in the bill of materials aren't readily available. With boards from BeagleBoard.org, anyone can make them, and if they make enough of them, they can be made at a similar or even lower price point. That's only part of the beauty of open hardware.
Mon Dec 15 2014 03:15:29 GMT-0000 (UTC)
If you are what you eat, then it’s important to avoid putting pathogens and viruses into your body, right? Nobody wants to be a germ.
Tue Nov 25 2014 22:11:56 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Not only man’s best friend, the Pick ‘n Paste is now a maker’s best friend!
Sat Nov 15 2014 04:53:52 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Mon Nov 10 2014 15:44:02 GMT-0000 (UTC)
It’s amazing what you can create when you pair a few spare parts lying around and an inventive imagination. In this instance, these ingredients gave birth to BeagleBot – a small test robot for localization algorithms!
Thu Oct 30 2014 16:54:22 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Oh, the places you’ll go when using three BeagleBone Blacks!
Mon Sep 08 2014 15:17:12 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Picture this: You’re lying in bed, exhausted from a long day of work; your eyelids are heavy, but you’re devoted to finishing the last page of your favorite novel. You conclude the last page, set the book down on your nightstand, get in the perfect sleeping position and then regrettably realize that your bedroom lamp is still on. With a sigh, you get out of your cozy bed and turn off the light, but not after aggressively stubbing your toe on your nightstand on the way back to bed.
Wed Aug 27 2014 19:46:24 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Pantelis Antoniou originated device tree overlay support for the purpose of enabling dynamic hardware configuration under Linux on devices like BeagleBone that use device tree for hardware configuration. Device tree was introduced to Linux for the purpose of putting the description of hardware into data structures, rather than building it up programmatically, greatly reducing the amount of code required to be maintained within the Linux kernel sources. Until now, the device tree data structure was only processed at boot time and that simply can't work for devices that might change hardware configurations after boot. While many BeagleBone capes can be probed by the bootloader, a common use-case is hardware that is reconfigurable. The most obvious example is a cape with an FPGA on it.
Mon Nov 10 2014 15:40:43 GMT-0000 (UTC)
You don’t have to be a child to play with remote-controlled cars. The BeagleROV is an exciting toy that would bring any adult Maker back to the good ole’ days – except this robot packs a bit more punch than the classic Nascar minis. Powered by the TI Sitara AM335x processor-based BeagleBone Black, the BeagleROV has a multitude of capabilities that are all controlled remotely via the robot’s web application.
Tue Aug 12 2014 19:43:13 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Standing in line for coffee, a commercial break, boiling water – all things that only take a matter of minutes. What if building circuit boards were that easy and time efficient? At New York startup company BotFactory, devices print and assemble electronic circuit boards from your desktop in a matter of minutes. Creating electronic devices has never been easier.
Tue Aug 12 2014 19:45:10 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines have been around for decades. Most are industrial-sized, and are used create everything from the shaped trim on a house to the mechanical components of a space shuttle. Over the last decade, a large do-it-yourself community has emerged giving a new market to CNC milling machines as personal, rather than solely industrial applications.
Tue Jul 22 2014 16:37:34 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Commuting in a big city is a tough task, especially when public transit and traffic congestion make the process even more difficult. For someone who is blind, finding your way around the city on public transportation in these conditions can seem daunting, or nearly impossible. Marcelo Gutierrez recognized this issue and wanted to do something about it.
Wed Jul 16 2014 15:32:40 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Ringing a bell, throwing some cash, snapping your fingers and maybe even showing a little extra cleavage have all been used to flag down bartenders. But Sean Carney, creator of Barbot, can catch the attention of his bartender with a quick click of the mouse and a remote Internet connection.
Wed Jul 02 2014 16:57:37 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Did you know that The New York Times writes itself? No, not the newspaper-but objects at The New York Times R&D Lab have "thoughts" of their own that they journal for our reading pleasure.
Mon Jun 30 2014 22:19:54 GMT-0000 (UTC)
I just got back from a meetup of Machinekit developers hosted by Tormach, a maker of professional CNC machines. There I got a glimpse into the future of personal CNC machines and 3D printers. Building on the long successful LinuxCNC project, Machinekit has added support for additional platforms, including BeagleBone Black, and additional real-time Linux strategies, including Xenomai and stepper motor driving using the on-board PRU microcontrollers.
Thu Aug 07 2014 19:07:54 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Wed May 21 2014 18:54:10 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Just a couple of weeks in, we already have our first image update. It doesn't include any major changes, but it should be noted that the LEDs will now turn OFF at the completion of the execution of the eMMC flasher as the board will be shutdown. This avoids any cruft to build up on the uSD card that might cause subsequent uses of that uSD card to flash other boards to be slowed down as the journaling file system is explored. This isn't likely something you need to think about if it sounds confusing----just realize the LEDs will be OFF instead of ON at the end of the flashing operation.
Thu Aug 07 2014 19:17:49 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Wed May 14 2014 00:13:27 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Arduino Tre is the next-generation Arduino developed in partnership with BeagleBoard.org featuring Arduino ease-of-use and the high-performance, low-power Linux capabilities of BeagleBone. Read their announcement here.
Wed Apr 23 2014 21:08:44 GMT-0000 (UTC)
The SoundsCape adds a codec to the McASP bus for Line In, Line Out, and Headset (microphone in + headphone out). It also adds an HCI Bluetooth 4.0 Module for Bluetooth Audio (A2DP), BT Hands free (HFP), or SPP, with all Bluetooth profiles are supported by the cape.
Tue Apr 22 2014 16:39:57 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Yesterday, Google announced the project proposals accepted for this year's Summer of Code! 7 of those projects are being mentored by BeagleBoard.org. See the full list of approved projects at https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2014
Mon Apr 14 2014 05:08:37 GMT-0000 (UTC)
I hear that question a LOT. No, we weren't sleeping, but sometimes it takes a minute for a plan to come together. And don't you love it when a plan comes together?
Mon Apr 07 2014 20:51:18 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Some unlikely combinations just seem to work: Oreos and peanut butter, Dwight Schrute and Michael Scott and now Arduino and BeagleBone Black!
Mon Mar 17 2014 15:46:13 GMT-0000 (UTC)
We are getting great interest from students this year for Google Summer of Code, but we could use a bit of help from our community getting a great feedback on their proposals. I encourage you to engage with them on #beagle-gsoc and the beagleboard-gsoc mailing list even if you don't plan to be a mentor, simply to make the proposals better for the community.
Thu Mar 06 2014 03:29:53 GMT-0000 (UTC)
As posted earlier today on the BeagleBoard.org mailing list, the latest BeagleBone Debian beta images are now posted for broader testing at:
Wed Mar 05 2014 20:08:14 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Don’t drink and drive, unless you are the driver of today’s featured Beagle project. That is, unless you are... a fish!
Tue Feb 25 2014 14:46:23 GMT-0000 (UTC)
BeagleBoard.org has once again been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code! This means it is time for students and potential mentors to check out the information on the program home page to find out about the program in general and discover the other organizations participating in mentorship this year. Once familiar with the program, you should check out the ideas pages for various organizations, including the BeagleBoard.org ideas page.
Tue Feb 18 2014 17:42:40 GMT-0000 (UTC)
As working professionals, Michael Jones, Jonathan Piat and their team at Valent F(x) know that interfacing with FPGA boards can be a clunky and cumbersome process. With these complexities of electronic design in mind, they strove to devise a more user-friendly, plug-and-play method to, as Michael put it, “make even students and hobbyists smile.”
Tue Feb 11 2014 17:41:45 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Imagine having the ability to personalize your Christmas tree lights. When the holiday is approaching and it’s time for your family tradition of picking a tree, baking cookies, and putting on the garland, lights, ornaments, and big star on top, it seems like there is always something wrong with the lights! A few bulbs have gone out, some are missing, and you find yourself scrambling around trying to find replacements to put in to make sure your tree still shines bright next holiday season.
Mon Feb 03 2014 23:08:50 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Inspiration is not an easy thing to come by, and no one can predict when it will strike. The light bulb suddenly flashes on overhead, and the gears inside your brain start to turn. The excitement of the “Ah ha