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Here I am testing the operation of micro servos with the BB Blue under  the power of a 1600mah Lipo battery.   ...
Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle   Hello Beaglebone fans! Thanks for stopping by this post.   I am currently test driving the Beaglebone Blue for the Element 14 Beaglebone Blue Robotics Controller Road Test. What better way to test the BB Blue then to build a test vehicle.   This test vehicle is constructed from recycled materials. It is still under construction. Here are some photos of the progress.   The steering servo has not been installed and the motor is not ...
    This is a simple test of the Beaglebone Blue Robotics Controller with a Pan/Tilt Camera Mount. The micro servos that came with the Pan/Tilt are not that great for precision control but will suffice for the purpose of this test. These servos will likely be replaced with higher grade servos at a later time.   I would also like to mention, the BB Blue is being powered by a 12V 2.5A Power Supply. The BB Blue is meant to be powered by a Li-Ion Battery. The battery should arrive ...
This blog post discuss a weird  issue I faced when upgrading (apt-get upgrade) the Beaglebone blue and how I overcame the issue, basically the lesson learnt here is to enable SSH on the Beaglebone before doing anything else.   In addition, in the second half of the blog, I have also include the list of commands I used to setup USB webcam, to steam video over WiFi.This is going to help with demoing the features of the Beaglebone Blue as part of my Roadtest review, and a  couple mi ...
Pro Perspective: Unleashing BeagleBone Blue This webinar will be presented by Jason Kridner, co-founder and board member at BeagleBoard.org Foundation and Open Platform Evangelist with Texas Instruments. Seating is limited, register now!   Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00:00 PM BST - 8:00:00 PM BST Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:00:00 PM EDT   Welcome back to the BeagleBone Blue series! There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your robotics project come to life, and ...
BeagleBone Black Wireless in an Altoids Mint Tin   Curiously Stong Mints? No, but it is quite powerful. It's a BeagleBone Black Wireless!!! The Adafruit Proto Cape Kit fits with lid fully closed. In order to accommodate additional components such as sensors, wiring, and others things, it will be necessary to find some Nylon Polyamide Standoffs that are shorter than the 3/16" standoffs used in the photos. These are the standoffs that came with the Adafruit BeagleBone Proto Plate ...
Since Beaglebone Black(BBB) internal memory is limited to 4GB and further more, 3.5 GB is already allocated to system and other process. Hence for us to install new modules/programs very less space is left. So it is good idea to use 8/16 GB SD card instead. We can boot from SD card and use the left over space in card to install other modules and programs.   To enable this feature, we must format, partition, resize the SD card. Please follow below steps to achieve this: 1) Format the 8 GB ca ...
To take advantage of the freedom wireless networking offers I wanted to integrate the BeagleBone Black Wireless and the 4.3" LCD touch screen cape into a fully portable development kit. You can get an overview of how to get started with the BeagleBone Black Wireless and the display cape on a separate blog post here.     Rather than trying to print or build an enclosure from scratch, I shopped around to find a small plastic lunchbox of the right size and proportions. I secured the ...
The BeagleBone Black Wireless is the newest board in the BeagleBoard.org family, replacing the wired Ethernet from its predecessor with full WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s a development kit loaded with connectivity options that can also be used as a very capable single board computer. It can be powered from a microUSB port or a round 5 volt barrel socket, either way works equally well. The latest operating system for the BeagleBone Black Wireless can be found on the BeagleBoard.o ...
After receiving my first beaglebone black a couple of weeks ago, I was eager to get started playing around with it. So I followed the instructions, plugged into my PC, opened the BBB as an external drive and opened the getting started page. So far so good, I downloaded the drivers and ran the wizard.   Here is where the problems began, I kept getting an error at the end saying that the wizard was unsuccessful. I keep trying, running as admin, re downloading the drivers, trying to install ...
Build a professional grade up to 4 Axis LinuxCNC control with Beaglebone Black and our CNC cape on Kickstarter.   The Cape comes with pre-installed LinuxCNC Open Source Software (Machinekit) and has opto coupled inputs. For more information see:   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects
ecitec/up-to-4-axis-beaglebone-black-based-cnc-control?ref=nav_search   ...
Follow the steps in this guide to join the Internet of Things using NodeJS, Bluetooth and 10 powerful sensors. You will need the BeagleBone Black IoT Solution Kit Buy Kit See All Parts What Exactly are we Using Here? You may have seen this guide in parts, however I like everything in one place, on one page and appropriately up to date. Or as much up to date as I can possibly do, technology moves so fast!   Texas Instruments (TI) have this interesting little board called a Sensor Tag and t ...
IOT setup using a bluetooth sensor streaming data to the Beaglebone which submits it to the IBM cloud  Note: This blog post is being superceded with updates here: BeagleBone Black IoT Project Bundle   This is forked from a project HERE, but changed slightly to work with the TI Sensor Tag CC2650.   It is a very easy project with only a few minor edits needed. This can be done in about 20 minutes from start to finish, and looks great at the end.   IOT setup using a bluet ...
I have a Beagebone Black I/O cape on Kickstarter.     Features List Here's the specific list of features that the card supports:   (19) GPIOs GVS pins (3) UARTs GVTxRx pins (1) I2C bus GVSdaSck (8) Channels of 3.3V to 5V level translators Use female to female jumpers to route the GPIO lines to the translator channels 5V side has GVS pins (7) 1.8V analog GVS connections with analog voltage/ground Buffer opamps on the analog inputs 5V pins are all ESD protected pins ...
I am new to linux platform. Started working for beagle bone black platform development by following the steps given in the link, but i could not ale ot build u-boot to create MLO and image files.   https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black#BeagleBoneBlack-RootFileSystem ...