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    Animatronic Terminator Skull with BeagleBone® AI

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    Finally, the BeagleBone® AI has been released and Clem is very excited to take it for a spin!  He goes beyond his comfort zone and explore PRU (programmable real-time units), OPENCV (Image recognition) and much more on his journey to build an animatronic Terminator inspired skull. It even cites badly impersonated Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes when it detects a human face. This might not be the beginning of Skynet, but it may lead you to build your own AI powered projects!


    You Could've Won MayerMakes' Cooler Add-On Cape and a BeagleBone® AI!


    We had three BeagleBone® AIs to give away to get your project rolling, we'll also included one of MayerMakes' Add-On Capes to ensure that you can keep the board cool and running!


    You will receive one BeagleBone® AI, and the Printed Circuit Board for you to populate and solder with the parts needed to get started. You can find the bill of materials of the board here.


    All you had to do is make sure you're logged in to the element14 Community and click Add Comment or 'Reply' below and tell us:


    • What project do you have planned with the BeagleBone® AI?
    • What familiarity you have with programming and linux.
    • If you've already done a project, how you plan to transfer it over to the BeagleBone® AI  (we like pictures and diagrams)


    If you're chosen as a winner, we'd love to see and hear how well you get along with making your project over on the BeagleBoard space!


    Terms and Conditions apply, they're attached at the bottom of the document.


    The competition ran from 6th of November through to the 13th of December.


    Congratulations to the Winners!

    We've reached out to easyejl , noursaeed and wfranzin as winners for the BeagleBone® AI Giveaway! We look forward to seeing what you can do with the open source hardware and helping to support the BeagleBoard community with its future software and hardware developments - remember if you're putting together the Cooler Add-on Cape you'll have to pick up the parts and solder it together, we're sure mayermakes will happily answer any comments or questions you have about the board and getting the most out of it!


    The prizes should be sent out within the coming weeks, holiday season permitting!


    Supplemental Content:


    Bill of Material:


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    Beaglebone AIBeaglebone1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino NanoArduino1Buy NowBuy Now
    Fan 5V 25mmNidec1Buy NowBuy Now
    HeaderAdafruit1Buy NowBuy Now
    HD-Webcam, 3MP, C270Logitech1Buy NowBuy Now
    relais moduledfrobot1Buy NowBuy Now
    microphone moduledfrobot1Buy NowBuy Now


    BeagleBone AI Cooling Add-on Board Bill of Materials available here.


    Additional Parts:


    Product Name

    BBAI-Cooler PCB available at

    Plastic Skull

    Standard Metal Gear Servos (3 pcs)

    Plywood, Paint, Filament

    USB Hub
    DFPlayer MP3 player module