BeagleBone Projects

10 Years of Open Source Electronics Projects Video

BeagleBoard.org® is celebrating ten years of open-source hardware and open-source software development by our community using the vast variety of BeagleBone® and BeagleBoard® single board computers. in just 2 minutes, this video compiles a selection of projects over ten years … Continue reading 10 Years of Open Source Electronics Projects Video

Berkeley Students Mentor High School Robotics using BeagleBone® Black

Pioneers in Engineering at UC Berkeley is a student outreach organization passionate that no student should be denied a quality STEM education experience. The university student members promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through an exciting, mentorship-based robotics … Continue reading Berkeley Students Mentor High School Robotics using BeagleBone® Black

Educator Highlight: Derek Molloy, Teaching with PocketBeagle® and More in New Book

Derek Molloy, announces the inclusion of PocketBeagle® and BeagleBone® Black Wireless into the second edition of the popular book, Exploring BeagleBone®: Tools and Techniques for Building with Embedded Linux 2nd Edition.   He also talks to us about introducing new development platforms into … Continue reading Educator Highlight: Derek Molloy, Teaching with PocketBeagle® and More in New Book

Poursteady: From BeagleBone® Maker Project to Global Coffee Equipment Company

Little did Stephan von Muehlen, CEO of Poursteady, know five years ago that helping out two engineering friends at a World MakerFaire demo would be the start of a successful, global, commercial coffee equipment company.  Poursteady, is a unique IoT … Continue reading Poursteady: From BeagleBone® Maker Project to Global Coffee Equipment Company

Educator Highlight: Derek Molloy, Embedded Linux YouTube Rock-Star and Author

We caught up with Derek Molloy, Author and Sr Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City College to chat about his use of BeagleBoard in the classroom and what inspired him to write a textbook and a … Continue reading Educator Highlight: Derek Molloy, Embedded Linux YouTube Rock-Star and Author

Using BeagleBone Blue to build an Autopilot Robot (part 1) – Circuit Cellar article

Hi folks! My name is Pedro Bertoleti and I’m a software engineer from Brazil. The October issue of Circuit Cellar’s magazine came out yesterday (9/18/2018), and I’ve written one of the articles of this issue (Title: “Building an Autopilot Robot (part 1)”, page 16). This article shows the groundwork for reliable  speed estimation based in the accelerometer measurements and uses this speed in a PID controller to make an Autopilot system for a 4-wheel robot. This project uses as development kit the amazing BeagleBone Blue, a board focused on robotics projects usage.   Autopilot Robot – project features   This … Continue reading Using BeagleBone Blue to build an Autopilot Robot (part 1) – Circuit Cellar article

BeagleCast 2011-05-06: Talking ARM with Greg K-H

Today we interview Greg Kroah-Hartman and your hosts are Jason Kridner and Jeffery Osier-Mixon. Gerald will be back in two weeks. To provide questions or suggestions: Call +1-713-234-0535 or visit the BeagleCast suggestions form Links to the recordings BeagleCast-20110325.mp3 BeagleCast-20110325.ogg Links to show topics Some in stock @ Digi-Key this week!    A 300ms BeagleBoard boot?    Using git submodule and busybox to track mainline development Announcing the Level One eXpansion (LOX) Board    BeagleBoard at Embedded Linux Conference (CATCAN, Gumstix Stagecoach, SuperJumbo, Avnet, and WLAN hacking)    Always Innovating talk at the 2011 Embedded Linux Conference     Sandia cluster of 49 OMAP3s    TI introduces … Continue reading BeagleCast 2011-05-06: Talking ARM with Greg K-H

Indiana Linuxfest and the CATCAN quadpod

I was at Indiana Linuxfest this weekend. A couple of BeagleBoard-xMs were raffled off in support of the conference and it seemed a lot of people were interested. I gave a brief talk about the BeagleBoard project, Mark Yoder from Rose-Hulman and his students gave hands-on training to those interested in the Hackerspace Village and we had a BeagleBoard.org table for part of Saturday. On Friday before I left for the show, I got a package from CATCAN in Taiwan containing two BeagleBoard-based robots and not much else; certainly nothing else I understood. I left the hexpod at home to … Continue reading Indiana Linuxfest and the CATCAN quadpod

BeagleCast 2011-03-25: Super Jumbo

The theme of today’s show is “Super Jumbo” and your hosts are Jason Kridner, Gerald Coley and Jeffery Osier-Mixon. To provide questions or suggestions: Call +1-713-234-0535 or visit the BeagleCast suggestions form Links to the recordings BeagleCast-20110325.mp3 BeagleCast-20110325.ogg Headline news Windows Compact 7 Two new Distributors in China — ChipSee — CATCAN From the RSS feed FFmpeg fork becomes libav Clojure on The Beagleboard — What is a closure vs. what is Clojure? The 2.6.38 kernel is out What Is CLFS? – File System – Check! OpenEmbedded at CeBIT 2011 — Should we still be excited about CES and CeBIT? … Continue reading BeagleCast 2011-03-25: Super Jumbo

BeagleCast 2011-03-14: BeagleBoard-xM rev C

Today’s hosts are Jason Kridner, Gerald Coley and Jeffery Osier-Mixon.  Below are the show note links. Links to the recordings BeagleCast-20110314.mp3 BeagleCast-20110314.ogg To provide questions or suggestions: Call +1-713-234-0535 or visit the BeagleCast suggestions form From the RSS feed Running a BeagleBoard off of Batteries    BeagleBoard cases with a MakerBot on Thingiverse New SGX Graphics Driver Release 4.03.00.02 for Linux now available!     DVI-D to VGA converter for BeagleBoard-xM and issue to be fixed with the current BeagleBoardToys VGA adapter when using a BeagleBoard-xM   Kinect + BeagleBoard-xM (now need GLES)     Leverett and Wasson Win Texas Instruments Beagle Board Design … Continue reading BeagleCast 2011-03-14: BeagleBoard-xM rev C

BeagleCast 2011-03-07: The inaugural podcast

Today’s hosts are Jason Kridner, Gerald Coley and Jeffery Osier-Mixon.  Below are the show note links. Links to the recordings BeagleCast-20110307.mp3 BeagleCast-20110307.ogg To provide questions or suggestions: Call +1-713-234-0535 or visit the BeagleCast suggestions form Jeff and Yocto    Jeff at a conference near the Columbia river gorge    Jeff now the Yocto community manager    Yocto includes Poky build tools, is multiplatform and has a BeagleBoard BSP    Yocto gets many new partners    What does it mean to join with OpenEmbedded?   OE and Gentoo share roots Arago Project     Koen working on the oe-core   eLinux wiki summary of embedded Linux projects    Wikis “are like … Continue reading BeagleCast 2011-03-07: The inaugural podcast

Using Perl to read Linux events

For a simple demo that played a movie on a BeagleBoard, I wanted to add a simple mechanism to start the movie over again if the USER button was pressed. To read a Linux input event, it is as simple as just performing a read. The only trick to this for me, however, is that I wanted the read to timeout. This was resolved by using the Perl alarm() function can catching the signal within an eval(). I’ve uploaded a gist of my example play_movie.pl script: #!/usr/bin/perl$ENV{‘DISPLAY’} = “:0.0”;system(“xhost +”);#system(“totem –quit”);#system(“nice -n -5 totem –fullscreen /home/root/playlist.xml &”);$cmdline_start = “nice -n … Continue reading Using Perl to read Linux events

Looking for a college intern for this summer

In the past, for job postings and other commercial solicitations around the BeagleBoard I’ve recommended utilizing the BeagleBoard LinkedIn group because I never went deeper than the page that said that the job board was free.  As I tried to list my own opening, I found that it was going to cost me almost $200.  Given that, I welcome anyone contacting me with information on cheaper ways to do job listings and other commercial solicitations related to BeagleBoard activities. What I’m inquiring about here is to fill an ARM microprocessor community development team internship position at Texas Instruments for summer … Continue reading Looking for a college intern for this summer

Announcement from TI of BeagleBoard-xM hands-on training at ESC Chicago

Get hands-on training with the new BeagleBoard-xM, June 7-8 at ESC Chicago Attend ESC Chicago, June 7 & 8, and get hands-on interactive training with the new BeagleBoard-xM and talk with industry experts as they give you all of the hardware, boot, and kernel basics required to start development immediately. Attendees will learn how to engage with the BeagleBoard developer community, as well as how to obtain and utilize the source code projects most fundamental to the boards functionality. For those actively developing there will be targeted classes available addressing: Streaming media Graphical user interfaces Embedded Linux Android development for … Continue reading Announcement from TI of BeagleBoard-xM hands-on training at ESC Chicago

Six BeagleBoard.org GSoC projects launching

BeagleBoard.org was approved to mentor six (6) students during this year’s Google as they execute their projects.  The students, projects, and mentors are: Christopher Friedt’s project is NEON Support for FFTW.  He is being mentored by Mans Rullgard.  I’m proposing Philip Balister as a co-mentor. Christopher attends C.A.U. Kiel, Germany.  You can follow his work at http://perpetual-notion.blogspot.com/. Tobias Arrskog’s project is Optimizing rendering of XBMC and aiding the port to ARM.  He is being mentored by Mike Zucchi.  I’m proposing Mans Rullgard and Søren Steen Christensen to assist as co-mentors. Tobias attends Lunds University, LTH. Sweden. Yaman Umuroglu’s project is … Continue reading Six BeagleBoard.org GSoC projects launching

Ubuntu image writer simplifies getting start using the BeagleBoard

If you happen to have a 2GB SD card and you are thinking about trying the Angstrom demo that Koen has created but are scared of all the partitioning, formatting, and copying instructions you are finding on the web, then I hope I’m about to share some joy with you. Ubuntu now distributes a tool for writing images onto USB sticks and SD cards for the purpose of evaluating Ubuntu. For those of us who use Linux on a daily basis, it serves largely the same purpose as the ‘dd’ command, but it runs in Windows and Mac OS X … Continue reading Ubuntu image writer simplifies getting start using the BeagleBoard

BeagleBoard.org in Google Summer of Code!

BeagleBoard.org has been listed as one of the accepted mentoring organizations for the Google Summer of Code 2010!!! Over 365 organizations applied and we are among the 150 lucky Free and Open Source projects that were accepted. About 1,000 students are expected to have their project proposals accepted and Google will be providing US$5,000 to every student and US$500 to the mentoring organization for every successfully completed project. Texas Instruments will be providing BeagleBoard hardware through the BeagleBoard.org Sponsored Projects Program. TinCanTools has offered to provide Zippy boards to students using those in their projects. Now is the time for … Continue reading BeagleBoard.org in Google Summer of Code!

Several OMAP/Beagle patches land upstream for Linux 2.6.33

I’m feeling pretty happy and excited today looking at the patches Linus Torvalds has recently merged into the Linux kernel mainline, such as a huge patch set from Tony Lindgren[1]. I’m particularly happy to see that DSS2 is there[2], so there shouldn’t be any more confusion about what display driver to use on OMAP. The USB EHCI (host port) driver also finally got merged[5]. I also see a large number of power management patches being included. Baseline support for several OMAP3 systems has also been included, including the Always Innovating Touch Book[3], AM3517 EVM[6], IGEPv2[7], CM-T35[8], OMAP3630 Zoom-3[9] and some … Continue reading Several OMAP/Beagle patches land upstream for Linux 2.6.33

Videos of intro to Nov 17th community lightning talks and all the Aug 27th talks

See the full list of movies in the YouTube playlist. They include OMAP3-based open platforms like the Always Innovating Touch Book and the Oregon State ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) OSWALD, software frameworks running on OMAP3 like Gnome, Ubuntu, GStreamer, and QNX Neutrino, projects for open software defined radio (SDR), hardware projects to expand Beagle with LCDs and Ethernet, the DM355-based open camera project LeopardBoard.org, and new applications like the PicoFlamingo presentation system. To see the slides or join the Nov 17th event, visit the wiki page. Enjoy! Continue reading Videos of intro to Nov 17th community lightning talks and all the Aug 27th talks