Start Date: 5/31/13 07:00 PM
End Date: 6/21/13 07:00 PM
Kits Offered: 4
by  knuckle73  on Sep 23, 2013
Introduction: <br /> I would like to begin by thanking Christian Defeo and all the folks at Element14 for providing this opportunity. My background is based strictly on being a hobbyist and tinkerer. I consider myself a novice, especially in embedded systems, and hope that this perspective serves well in the functional discover and review of the Beaglebone Black. <br /><br /><br />In the Box / First Impressions: <br /> The Beaglebone Black comes with the board USB cable and a quick start guide. My initial outtake with the Beaglebone Black’s 1000 MHz processor speed, 512 MB of onboard memory, and available I/O make it a powerful development board to have in your arsenal; especially with its compact (altoids) size and $45 USD price tag. Introduction video to follow...
by  dl_evans  on Sep 21, 2013
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. (please don't try to add me on Facebook... if you want to, feel free to add me on Google Plus: http://www.gplus.to/dustinevans) 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...
by  TheKnerd  on Sep 14, 2013
Overview: The BeagleBone Black (BBB) is a very interesting controller system as it includes a full imbedded GNU/Linux (hereafter referred to as just Linux) distribution called Angstrom. This allows for some very interesting usages for the BBB, one of which could be a mobile computer that fits in your pocket, an entirely customizable tablet or phone and many other uses. Specs: The processor is an AM355x 1GHz ARM cortex-A8 with 512MB DDR3 RAM, 2GB of 8-bit MMC flash storage, 3D graphics accelerator, a NEON floating-point accelerator and two (2) PRU 32-bit microcontrollers. The BBB comes with Angstrom Linux installed, but can run Android, Ubuntu and many others. By default the BBB runs Cloud9 IDE for easy in-browser programming. In terms of connectivity, the BBB has USB...