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Daniel Zoch
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Automated PocketBeagle WiFi Access Point!

This project will help you set up your PocketBeagle to automatically create a WiFi access point on boot.

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Automated PocketBeagle WiFi Access Point!

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Netgear N150 Wifi Adapter
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PocketBeagle
BeagleBoard.org PocketBeagle
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Adafruit MicroUSB to USB adapter
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Adafruit MicroUSB Breakout Board
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Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298
SparkFun Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298
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Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

How to connect the breakout board to the pocketbeagle

This diagram shows the breakout board with a MicroUSB to USB cable, but in the components portion you can find a breakout board that you can use in lieu of the cable. In my experience this helps keep the N150 adapter more stable.

You will have to solder the connections shown on the breakout board for the best experience with this setup.

Additionally, you do not have to use the Netgear N150 adapter, but the driver on the adapter you use has to be nl80211 for HostAPD to work.
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Code

Setting up your Pocketbeagle

Here's a walk-through on how to set up Hostapd, creating a WiFi script, and having the system run that script on boot.

Credits

Daniel Zoch

Daniel Zoch

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Thanks to T Star, Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory at Texas A&M University, and Roland Pelayo.

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