|Product Performed to Expectations:||8|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||10|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||10|
|Product was easy to use:||8|
|Support materials were available:||8|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||8|
|TotalScore:||52 / 60|
I finally receive the packet from Element 14
BIG THANK`S Element 14
Could it be…
Yes, yes it is the BeagleBone (if You can see the smile on my face)
and the box included:
BeagleBone board in anti-static bag of course SAFETY FIRST
the altoids can
wonder what is in side
SD 4 Gb sd card with Linux on it
Yep …”Explore Infinite Possibilies…”
Rest of statement on the paper so glad that they mensioned that the company not include the ethernet cable. They should write it on the box
What more interesting the BeagleBoard is design to fit this altoid can perfectly or the can is design to fit the board
But for the future You must be extra careful when You put the board in the can.
Because it is not equipped with rubber feet’s (LEARF)
As a matter of fact the bottom side of the board is not protected against shortcut.
BE CAREFULLY when You putting it on conductive surface.
So I just put out the BeagleBord out of the box. I choose the Windows XP as my system in with I will be working with the board.
I try to install the USB driver on it (included on the sd card) but it doesn’t work at all.
The on one of the forum I read that is big problem with FTDI drivers for that board, and I found out about another when I try to install drivers
"The language isn't support to Automatic installaion driver system"
so You must install some extra language for Windows.
Later I found this page which was very helpful:
and another which I use to solve the FTDI driver problem:
THANK YOU GUYS FOR THAT
I finally use the Ethernet connection because I find out it will be the easiest way.
Just plug the board to the power supply and use the Ethernet cable to connect the board with Your router.
I use some program to find the BeagleBoard ip address and just write it on the Mozilla Firefox (with I used).
And the friendly Cloud9 software appears with demo programs.
Of course the blinkLED was the first program I know way overkill
- for the usb connection at Windows software
- for the lack of bottom side cover against shortcut
- for the high price for the shield
+for the price of BeagleBone
+for the design
+for the cloud9 software
+for demo programs