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BeagleBone® Blue

What is BeagleBone Blue?

BeagleBone® Blue is a complete, Linux-enabled robotics computer. Community-supported and fully open-source, the real-time performance, flexible networking and rich set of robotics-oriented peripherals make building mobile robots quick and affordable.

Processor: Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM integrated
  • Integrated power management
  • 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs)
  • ARM Cortex-M3
  • On-board 4GB 8-bit eMMC flash storage programmed with Debian Linux

Connectivity and sensors

  • Battery: 2-cell LiPo support with balancing, 9-18V charger input
  • Wireless: 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.1 and BLE
  • Motor control: 8 6V servo out, 4 DC motor out, 4 quadrature encoder in
  • Sensors: 9 axis IMU, barometer
  • Connectivity: HighSpeed USB 2.0 client and host
  • User interface: 11 user programmable LEDs, 2 user programmable buttons
  • Easy connect interfaces for adding additional sensors such as: GPS, DSM2 radio, UARTs, SPI, I2C, 1.8V analog, 3.3V GPIOs

Software Compatibility

BeagleBone Blue Projects

Mirko Denecke describes how he runs ArduCopter.

Using Robot Operating System (ROS) with a balancing robot (EduMIP).

Bluetooth speaker
Connect a Bluetooth speaker.

Robot controlled webcam
Automatically start mjpg-streamer.

Add 2.4" LCD Connect and configure an Adafruit 2.4" LCD breakout board.

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BeagleBone Blue Support

Getting Started
First step: connect your Beagle to this site

Hardware, Software and Ecosystem Discussion Groups
Collaborate and find support on the Beagle community forum

IRC Group Chat
Live chat with other open-source enthusiasts

Read books to help you learn fundamental concepts

Hardware Specs and Materials

Browse the BeagleBone Blue Github page to find all available hardware specifications such as:
  • Bill of materials
  • PCB source files
  • Manufacturing files
  • Schematic (PDF and source)
  • System Reference Manual

Robotics hardware API (libroboticscape)

Recommended accessories

Autodesk EAGLE CAD


BeagleBone Blue Overview

A quick exploration of BeagleBone Blue prepared for Embedded World 2017.

BeagleBone Blue Introduction at CES

Tom Bewley of UCSD shares a brief introduction to BeagleBone Blue.

Educational Robots and Linux

Jason Kridner describes why educational robotics are critical for the future of Linux

Quick Overview

A rapid introduction to

Last updated by on Mon Mar 20 2017 10:30:39 GMT-0000 (UTC).