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

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Open Sprinkler Beagle (OSBo)

By Tara Stratton Planning to buy a sprinkler timer for your loved ones this holiday season? Have no fear, OpenSprinkler is here! Developed by Ray Wang at Rayshobby LLC, OpenSprinkler Beagle—nicknamed OSBo—was released last week. It is an open-source sprinkler/irrigation extension board for the Sitara-processor-based BeagleBone Black. The board helps you easily develop BeagleBone Black into a low-cost, web-connected smart sprinkler controller. It comes with a full-featured sprinkler scheduling program, uses online weather data to help regulate water time, and enables users to remotely change setting and programs while away from home. It works with the standard 24VAC sprinkler valves … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Open Sprinkler Beagle (OSBo)