First off, thanks to Element 14 for allowing me to do my first ever RoadTest.
The BBB is amazing for how small it is. It's a full blown computer that fits in an Altoids case.
Here are a couple images I got from surfing the web.
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I couldn't get YouTube videos or Vimeo videos to play but pretty much everything else worked. I went to http://www.chromeexperiments.com and a couple of them worked, too. It wasn't very fast but it works.
I've really only used Arduinos before and for my first Python program I didn't want to try anything above my head. I had also been asked about a project that I feel the BeagleBone will be perfect for. I took the push button tutorial from Adafruit (http://learn.adafruit.com/connecting-a-push-button-to-beaglebone-black) and looked up how to launch applications from the command line. After a bit of searching I had my answer.
I wired up the button and when I pushed it, a "Hello World" image popped up on my tv. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByRheHSTD1U
I really enjoyed working with the BeagleBone Black and I'm looking forward to learning more Python and exploring what the BeagleBone can do.
For a really good video about the BeagleBone check out this video I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wui_wU1AeQc
I hope this helps you when thinking about a BeagleBone Black. If you have any questions please let me know. This is my first review and I wasn't exactly sure what to write about.
Thanks for reading.