BeagleBone Black project spotlight: LOGi-Bone

By Tara Stratton As working professionals, Michael Jones, Jonathan Piat and their team at Valent F(x) know that interfacing with FPGA boards can be a clunky and cumbersome process. With these complexities of electronic design in mind, they strove to devise a more user-friendly, plug-and-play method to, as Michael put it, “make even students and hobbyists smile.” As a result, the folks at Valent F(x) developed the LOGi family of FPGA development boards. According to Michael, these boards “were created with a dual-use purpose: to limit the sharp learning curve associated with FPGA development and to enable the unification of … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: LOGi-Bone

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BBot robot

By Tara Stratton What’s your perfect vacation? Mine involves sitting out by the pool under the sun as people deliver me ice-cold drinks. Andy Gikling seems to have a similar dream, and he figured out a way to live the good life every weekend—by developing the BBot robot! The BBot is an open source, remote-controlled drink serving robot. This “cooler camel” puts a cooler on a mini trailer and delivers drinks to people at the pool. As Andy put it, “Why not have a robot go get the drinks? It’s 2013 people!” And with the ability to haul 30-40 lbs, … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BBot robot