Have no fear; BeagleBone Black Rev C is here!

Easier to use, double the memory, Debian based and ready to go from the box

 

WHAT:           The community asked and we
delivered! With BeagleBone Black Rev C, BeagleBoard.org has made
the move to the Debian GNU/Linux™ distribution
pulling directly from the upstream Debian
repositories. This means users will have an environment more familiar to the
majority of desktop Linux users and easy access to a huge library of pre-built
packages. From a hardware viewpoint, there is an increase of on-board storage
from 2GB to 4GB, giving customers more room for filling up their board with the
fun software they crave.

BeagleBoard.org
also took this opportunity to enhance the experiences users care most about. BeagleBone Black Rev C
has a greatly improved developer experience thanks to our friends at Cloud9
IDE, including a fully functional terminal interface directly in the browser
and the ability to run Python, Ruby and INO Sketches directly in the IDE, in
addition to JavaScript on Node.JS and in your web browser. Rev C also includes easier
WiFi configuration from both the GUI and command-line
with support for more USB WiFi dongles out-of-the-box.        

 

WHEN:           10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST on
May 17, 2014

                        10:00
a.m. – 6 p.m. PST on May 18, 2014

For more
information, please see:
http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2014

 

WHERE:         Maker Faire Bay Area

San Mateo
Event Center

1346
Saratoga Dr.

San Mateo,
CA 94403

 

CONNECT: Engage with makers and developers at BeagleBoard.org  

Follow BeagleBoard.org on Twitter

Connect with BeagleBoard.org on Google+  

 

SESSIONS:
  
Join Jason Kridner at Maker Faire Bay
Area at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 on the Maker Electronics Stage as he
demonstrates how building mobile robots keeps getting easier. His presentation is a rapid-fire tour of how people are using BeagleBone Black to build robots.

                        In a panel, Kridner joins Robert Wessels and Adrian Fernandez on the Maker Pro Stage on Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. They will be discussing rapid prototyping with modular, open source hardware.

BEAGLE ON THE CENTER STAGE:

Dutch based fashiontech designer and innovator Anouk
Wipprecht will be on Center Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,
May 17 to share her unique and wildly popular designs featuring BeagleBone
Black that move, breath, and react to the environment around them. See more
info
here.

 

BEAGLE IN
ACTION:

                        If you are excited to meet other
makers and learn about their projects, check out some of these projects that
use Beagle that will be at Maker Faire Bay Area.

  • BotFactory Inc.: This project makes electronic
    circuit board printing come a reality in a matter of minutes.
  • Got Robots? Who doesn’t love robots? These developers sure do!
  • Laser Shooting Gallery! Put your skills to the test against autonomous laser turrets with this project.
  • OpenROV: A community of DIY ocean explorers that use low-cost underwater robots to do it.
  • PersonaLED: Wearable, interactive LED display panels
  • Wearable Dog Gear: Looking to take your take your Beagle everywhere you go?
  • Texas Instruments:  Helping to develop new ideas that change the way we live. 

WORKSHOPS:

Still hungry
to learn more? There are plenty of Beagle workshops! Here are a few of them:

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About the BeagleBoard.org Foundation

The BeagleBoard.org Foundation
is a US-based 501(c) non-profit corporation existing to provide education in
and promotion of the design and use of open-source software and hardware in
embedded computing. A small group of enthusiastic engineers interested in
creating powerful, open and embedded devices are pioneering new ground in open
hardware. The products of their open collaboration, BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-xM,
BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black, bridge desktop and embedded development and allow
developers to easily design to their own specifications. The BeagleBoard.org community engages
passionate developers and fuels their innovations, whether they are designing
projects for work or fun. With publicly hosted open-source software, social
media feeds of ongoing development, and an active community mailing list and
live chat, developers have easy access to support and exchange of ideas. Visit
www.beagleboard.org to
get started today.

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