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

BeagleBoard.org collaborates with Microsoft to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) development

by Jason Kridner Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT provides quick-start confidence to BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black and SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green with pre-tested software and hardware When developers of Internet-connected device (or “IoT”) solutions are prototyping and deploying their products, they frequently choose BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black and the new BeagleBoard-compatible SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green. By adding participation of these two devices in Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, BeagleBoard.org is now extending the benefits of its proven open hardware and software ecosystem. “Working with the open community around BeagleBoard.org and their partners is an inspiration,” said Barb Edson, General Manager for Data Platform and … Continue reading BeagleBoard.org collaborates with Microsoft to simplify Internet of Things (IoT) development

Thought Leadership Regarding the Internet of Things

by Jason Kridner With browsers and rich applications available to us everywhere, desires for information and control are growing astronomically. Entrepreneurial, design and cross-discipline engineering skills are all required to launch a successful connected device. Thankfully, Brian DeLacey with other technology enthusiasts around Cambridge and Boston are exploring what it takes to educate individuals and teams on the required skills in the most expedient ways possible. I was fortunate to be a guest speaker at an IoT event he hosted at MIT and to participate in his week long Independent Activities Period (IAP) class, supporting use of BeagleBone Black. This class … Continue reading Thought Leadership Regarding the Internet of Things

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: The BeeDome

By Tara Stratton ForestDew Apiaries, located in Ottawa, Ontario, has been keeping, testing and trying 20 strains of bees from all over the world for 13 years. They pride themselves on coming up with innovative products and solutions in the bee industry, and their BeeDome is definitely one of these solutions. The BeeDome is a system to control the environment of indoor nucleus colonies (nucs) where small honey bees are kept indoors over the winter months. The BeeDome extends the bee breading season so ForestDew can offer strong, healthy nucs to beekeepers early in the spring at reasonable prices to … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: The BeeDome

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Petcube

As Alex Neskin slipped out the front door for work, he couldn’t help but feel the heartache as he heard the barks and cries from his Chihuahua, Rocky. It was the same routine every day. He would try to sneak out the door attempting to be unnoticed by Rocky, but every time the door would shut, the barking and crying would start. The separation anxiety not only took a toll on him and Rocky, but even the neighbors when they had to deal with the unnerving sound of a barking dog. This separation anxiety is what led Alex to create … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Petcube

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)