Last week to join the Music Tech Design Challenge

by Jason Kridner 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! To find out more and to join, visit www.element14.com/musictech. *UPDATE*: Deadline extended to December 7th! Continue reading Last week to join the Music Tech Design Challenge

PicoFlamingo wins a Zoom-II for work in the BeagleBoard.org Sponsored Projects Program

Futuristic and innovative ideas pay off in the form of a sweet device! Congrats to the PicoFlamingo team for thinking outside of the box with their BeagleBoard-based portable presentation system and winning a monthly prize in the Sponsored Projects Program for their excellent progress. They have been awarded the OMAP 3 based Zoom II Mobile Development Platform to help pioneer more of their inventions and can’t wait to see what they do to improve their Pink Egg. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a BeagleBoard and/or one of the monthly prizes – visit beagleboard.org/contest to learn how to … Continue reading PicoFlamingo wins a Zoom-II for work in the BeagleBoard.org Sponsored Projects Program

Rev C available for Silicon Valley BeagleBoard User’s Group meeting

Rev C2 is available now! Same part number at Digi-Key and the same price! Twice the RAM (256MB, instead of 128MB) High-speed-only dedicated-host USB port with standard A-type connector LCD expansion header All of the Rev B units sold out, so all new orders will be filled with Rev C units which are already in stock. The timing worked out perfectly with the last Rev B units being sold the day after the Rev C units arrived. All of this is just-in-time for our Silicon Valley BeagleBoard Users’ Group meeting being held immediately following the Embedded Systems Conference. We’ll be … Continue reading Rev C available for Silicon Valley BeagleBoard User’s Group meeting

Software design contest #2 (in 3D)

Congratulations again to Antti Seppanen for his BeagleBot and Diego Dompe for his support of usbtty in the Beagle u-boot on winning Beagle Board Rev C boards in the last software design contest. We were a bit slow setting the dates for this contest with the hope of getting some entries with 3D graphics enabled. Koen, a frequent contributor to BeagleBoard.org and maintainer of the Angstrom Distribution that includes Beagle Board support, has given us a demo to show that this is now possible for community members. In his demonstration, he’s running OGRE3D, an open source graphics engine, with Wiimote … Continue reading Software design contest #2 (in 3D)

Software design contest #1

Shall we wrap-up the year with a BeagleBoard software design contest? The prize will be a Rev C1 BeagleBoard with a working USB EHCI port a couple months before they are broadly available. Please don’t be shy. I know there are a lot of interesting projects going on and you need to enter the contest to win! More information can be found via the announcement on the mailing list. Reply if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your entries! Enter soon. The first give-away will be the first week in January! Blue ribbon acquired from WikiMedia. Continue reading Software design contest #1