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BeagleBone® Blue

What is BeagleBone Blue?

BeagleBone® Blue is a complete, Linux-enabled robotics computer. Community-supported and fully open-source, the real-time performance, flexible networking and rich set of robotics-oriented peripherals make building mobile robots quick and affordable.

Processor: Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM integrated
  • Integrated power management
  • 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs)
  • ARM Cortex-M3
  • On-board 4GB 8-bit eMMC flash storage programmed with Debian Linux

Connectivity and sensors

  • Battery: 2-cell LiPo support with balancing, 9-18V charger input
  • Wireless: 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.1 and BLE
  • Motor control: 8 6V servo out, 4 DC motor out, 4 quadrature encoder in
  • Sensors: 9 axis IMU, barometer
  • Connectivity: HighSpeed USB 2.0 client and host
  • User interface: 11 user programmable LEDs, 2 user programmable buttons
  • Easy connect interfaces for adding additional sensors such as: GPS, DSM2 radio, UARTs, SPI, I2C, 1.8V analog, 3.3V GPIOs

Software Compatibility

BeagleBone Blue Projects

Mirko Denecke describes how he runs ArduCopter. You can also look how Jason built his.

is the world’s most extensible low-cost open platform for learning embedded control & robotics.

Using Robot Operating System (ROS) with a balancing robot (EduMIP).

Bluetooth speaker
Connect a Bluetooth speaker.

Robot controlled webcam
Automatically start mjpg-streamer.

Add 2.4" LCD Connect and configure an Adafruit 2.4" LCD breakout board.

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BeagleBone Blue Support

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
First step: connect your Beagle to this site

Hardware, Software and Ecosystem Discussion Groups
Collaborate and find support on the Beagle community forum

IRC Group Chat
Live chat with other open-source enthusiasts

Read books to help you learn fundamental concepts. Be sure to check out the code examples for BeagleBone Robotics Projects, Second Edition

Hardware Specs and Materials

Browse the BeagleBone Blue Github page to find all available hardware specifications such as:
  • Bill of materials
  • PCB source files
  • Manufacturing files
  • Schematic (PDF and source)
  • System Reference Manual

Robotics hardware API (libroboticscape)

Recommended accessories

Autodesk EAGLE CAD


BeagleBone Blue Overview

A quick exploration of BeagleBone Blue prepared for Embedded World 2017.

BeagleBone Blue Getting Started

Laura Hughes of Arrow walks you through the out-of-box experience along with several current quirks.

Educational Robots and Linux

Jason Kridner describes why educational robotics are critical for the future of Linux

BeagleBone Blue Webinar with Autodesk


Last updated by default on Wed Jan 31 2018 21:39:36 GMT-0000 (UTC).