Meet BeagleBoard.org this weekend at World Maker Faire

BeagleBoard.org is a sponsor of World Maker Faire 2017 this weekend in New York: We will have a demos in our BeagleBoard.org booth over the weekend along with these two talks: Addressing the question what’s new at BeagleBoard.org?  by Jason Kridner Saturday, September 23, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Zone 3 in MAKE: Electronic BeagleBoard.org started in 2008 as one the first groups that put a cost effective open source computer in hands of what is now the Maker community. Through the years many versions of boards have been released answering different needs in the community. So what’s next? BeagleBoard.org … Continue reading Meet BeagleBoard.org this weekend at World Maker Faire

BeagleBone Black Wireless winners from Maker Faire NY giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the BeagleBone Black Wireless Maker Faire New York Giveaway! Boards are entering production now and should ship in November. Winners should expect to be contacted separately for their shipping address. Carsten Sewing Sam Brenner David Ryskalczyk Alice Lai Jenny Lin Laura Schroeder William Crean Dean Notarnicola Dave Crawford Jim Carlson Steve Nordhauser Betty L Rostkawski Yosef Maldonado William Porto Andrew Bregman Benjamin Spiegel NYU Robotis Design Team Cj Ocasio Kristi Fok Robert Demkowicz Kayla Cimkanski Jonathan Struebel Justin Kim Kari Waye Martin Elting David Bahar Triona Crilly Andrew Ritchie Marie Downes Brittany Wlaker For those … Continue reading BeagleBone Black Wireless winners from Maker Faire NY giveaway

Have no fear; BeagleBone Black Rev C is here!

Easier to use, double the memory, Debian based and ready to go from the box   WHAT:           The community asked and we delivered! With BeagleBone Black Rev C, BeagleBoard.org has made the move to the Debian GNU/Linux™ distribution pulling directly from the upstream Debian repositories. This means users will have an environment more familiar to the majority of desktop Linux users and easy access to a huge library of pre-built packages. From a hardware viewpoint, there is an increase of on-board storage from 2GB to 4GB, giving customers more room for filling up their board with the fun software … Continue reading Have no fear; BeagleBone Black Rev C is here!

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Orbital Rendersphere

By Tara Stratton If you went to Maker Faire New York this year, you could not have missed the Orbital Rendersphere. This “Big Giant Spinning Limb Slicer,” as the Hoboken MakerBar team affectionately calls it, displays images and videos on a four-foot diameter spherical surface using persistence of vision (POV) spinning at 450 RPM. It had a constant crowd surrounding it and earned five ribbons at the faire: four Editor’s Choice ribbons and one Educator’s Choice ribbon. The Orbital Rendersphere started out as an idea for an entry into the 2013 Red Bull Creation Contest in April 2013. Red Bull … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Orbital Rendersphere

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: GrannyCam

By Tara Stratton The holidays are around the corner, and with them come the fun and excitement of big family gatherings. However, a lot of families are spread across the country and not able to get together for the holidays. That’s why Charles Hamilton developed GrannyCam, a safe, durable videophone that his kids can use to stay in touch with their grandparents, not only during the holiday season but throughout the year. In September, the device received great response and an Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon from Make Magazine at Maker Faire New York. GrannyCam is a wireless, portable, one-touch videophone … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: GrannyCam

Quick list of BeagleBone projects I saw at World Maker Faire in New York

There wasn’t enough time to really discover all of the BeagleBone Black projects at World Maker Faire in New York. I did post some quick pictures on Google+, but I barely had time to breathe at the Faire! OpenROV – Open hardware underwater robot Hoboken MakerBar Orbital Rendersphere – Spinning persistence of vision globe GrannyCam – Video chat for Grandma/Grandkids Matt Mets’ Crystal Gateway – Sculpture covered in LEDs Tempo Automation Electronics Factory – Desktop electronics manufacturing robot TinyG – Motion control board adds web interface through BeagleBone Black BBot – BeagleBone + FPGA remote control robot Logi-family – FPGA development … Continue reading Quick list of BeagleBone projects I saw at World Maker Faire in New York