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This was an interesting exercise to try to get simple camera capability for the BeagleBone Black directly (without USB) for some low-resolution imaging ideal for some machine vision use-cases, robotics and movement detection. The lower resolution means there is less data to process, and the opportunity to connect multiple cameras  (e.g. for stereo vision). Here is an example image taken with the BBB. This image was 160x120 pixels, and has been slightly corrected - although still quite ...
Note April 2017: There are different revisions of the BeagleBone Black since this post was written in 2013, and without testing them all, it is the user's decision whether to try this solution or not. The revision changes are listed here and a possible option for at least some revision boards is shown in the photo here but I've not investigated this. The newer BeagleBone Blue already has a battery connection, so that is another option.   This posting is about implementing a rechargeable ba ...
Laser Goodies is Proud to announce our newest case for the BeagleBone Black. The case is crafted out of five wood layers with a transparent top and base. Each layer is laser cut from high quality bitch plywood and once stacked they securely contain a Beagle Bone Black while leaving the primary ports, accessible and safe. Weighing only 3oz the case is lightweight and ready to protect your Beagle Bone Black. Held together by Steel no to bolts and nuts no tools are required for assembly or disasse ...
I'm co-founder of a non-profit named Project LEAD (Learn Everything Applying DIY), and last month I met the venerable Drew Fustini (AKA pdp7) when I spoke at an event held at Google's Chicago HQ. Since then I've gotten a ton of E14's leftovers from Maker-Faires, events, Etc. This includes a BBB and (more importantly) a BBB touchscreen cape. Needless to say I was very excited to get a hold of these as normally they aren't things I would actively go out an purchase.   Project LEAD focuses on ...
This was a fun yet initially challenging experiment, to find a convenient way to read in data at a reasonably high speed on a BeagleBone Black. This photo shows the results from a mobile, showing a couple of sampled waveforms (100kHz and 1MHz sinewaves in this case). This was another capture of the same signals on a PC (this is an older picture with a x10 probe so the amplitude is a little low in the photo - it should fill the screen). What does it do? In its current state, it grabs analog ...