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.
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.
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.