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

BeagleBone Black project spotlight blog post: Kuyurix Bus Speakers

Commuting in a big city is a tough task, especially when public transit and traffic congestion make the process even more difficult. For someone who is blind, finding your way around the city on public transportation in these conditions can seem daunting, or nearly impossible. Marcelo Gutierrez recognized this issue and wanted to do something about it. Marcelo is a university professor teaching digital signal processing and Linux-embedded courses. He designed and developed the Kuyurix, an audio-based system to assist people who are blind on public bus transportation. It notifies passengers of upcoming main streets and approaching points of interests, … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight blog post: Kuyurix Bus Speakers

Turn Up The Volume On Your BeagleBone Black

The SoundsCape adds a codec to the McASP bus for Line In, Line Out, and Headset (microphone in + headphone out). It also adds an HCI Bluetooth 4.0 Module for Bluetooth Audio (A2DP), BT Hands free (HFP), or SPP, with all Bluetooth profiles are supported by the cape. (Image courtesy of Simple Media Networks) We interviewed Cory Henderson, Electrical Engineer at Simple Media Networks about the SoundsCape and its features with the BeagleBone Black. When asked about the inspiration for the SoundsCape, Cory filled us in. “Originally, we developed a Bluetooth add-on card for the BeagleBoard xM based on the … Continue reading Turn Up The Volume On Your BeagleBone Black

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Volumio

What is your go-to activity when you can’t sleep? For some it’s reading a book or counting sheep, but for music and technology enthusiast Michelangelo Guarise, it’s Volumio. Volumio is a free and open-source Linux Audiophile music player for embedded computers that, when paired with the Sitara-processor-powered BeagleBone Black, can transform an entire building into a connected audio center. Inspired by his passion for music, Guarise worked tirelessly on Volumio with the help of users worldwide. “What you have here is the result of sleepless coding nights, precious feedback from our users, and a pure, intense, visceral passion for music … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Volumio