In this whirlwind tour you see the following:
– Arduino Uno
– Arduino Pro Mini
– Light Blue Bean (flashing using the Bean Loader) and Arduino IDE
– mbed NXP LPC 1768 (mbed online IDE)
– Spark Core (online IDE and local development)
– BeagleBone Black (briefly)
– RUBUS IDAEUS Pi (reading Bluetooth sensor data, broadcasting MQTT)
– TI SensorTag both CC2541 and CC2650
– Intel Edison (reading Bluetooth sensor data, broadcasting MQTT)
– Bluetooth connected sensors & beacons
– WiFi for sending MQTT messages
– MQTT via A-MQ, Apache ActiveMQ
and a bunch of sensors and a couple of servos
This is what happens when you try to demo basically everything sitting on your desk in a single recording.
The audio quality is a bit poor due to the load my laptop was pushing with the document camera (Ziggi HD) + screen recording (ScreenFlow).
And the audio and video get out-of-sync, I suspect because I was using the Ziggi HD as both the
document camera and microphone. fons
BeagleBone Black gains $50 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape
BeagleBone Black Wireless speeds development
With regards to development boards, it’s not only about the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. The TI-friendly BeagleBone is there in the mix, too, battling for your attention
Which is a acceptable reason to highlight some developments around the BeagleBone Black single-board computer: there’s the new version and 2 new Capes from the BeagleBone team.
Apart from the BeagleBone Black Wireless (listed below), you can also find 2 new ‘cape’ add-on boards for the current BeagleBone Black.
BeagleBone Black Wireless
First off the BeagleBone Black Wireless, which is for the most part a BeagleBone Black with on-board 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s following in the path of the Raspberry Pi 3 by building in Wi-Fi support to make easier wireless communications.
Its engine is the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
“Just like the BeagleBone Black, the wireless contains HDMI output, serial debug port, PC USB interface, USB 2.0 host, reset and power control keys, and provides 2 more status LEDs for WiFi and also Bluetooth,” states BeagleBone.org.
“Also held on to is the 4GB of on board eMMC memory with Debian Linux preinstalled, which allows the BeagleBone Wireless to boot in around Ten seconds and have you developing through the browser in below 5 minutes employing merely a single USB cable.”
Now you can see the specifics of the board by expanding the photo earlier mentioned, and a data sheet is right here for download.
Keep in mind that it marks the introduction of the Octavo OSD3358 SiP, integrating BeagleBone functionality into one BGA package.
Explore its capabilities and benefits via this hyperlink http://www.mouser.com/new/octavo-systems/octavo-systems-osd335-sip/
Since we are speaking about mastercard-measurements peices of kit, space has to be made for new features. It indicates this particular BeagleBone has shed its 10/100 Ethernet port, making space for a TI WL1835 WiLink wifi interface.
The complete specification:
:: AM335x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
:: SGX530 graphics accelerator
:: NEON floating-point accelerator
:: 2x PRU 32-bit 200MHz micro-controllers
:: WiLink 1835 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth, and also Bluetooth Smart Module
:: USB client: power, debug and device
:: USB host
:: Micro HDMI output
:: 2x 46 pin headers
:: 512Megabyte DDR3 800Megahertz RAM memory
:: 4GB Inlaid eMMC Flash with Debian Linux Distro pre-installed
:: microSD Card Slot
:: Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
Not forgetting the the two new capes…
Wireless Cape addon
Notice that the new Wireless Cape takes BeagleBone Black above the abilities of BeagleBone Black Wireless, indicates Steve Bush in his news piece about the release. It is using Texas Instruments WiLink 8 (WL1837) industrial dual-band (2.4GHz as well as 5GHz), 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (sometimes known as Bluetooth LE), that also provides Zigbee & NFC.
The cape is offered with Debian Linux Distro pre-installed and 4Gbyte of built-in eMMC Flash memory. “Creative designers can be developing using their web browser in no more than 5 minutes utilising merely one USB cable,” said Farnell.
Display cape addon
Notice there’s another Display cape addon made available. It carries connections for a 4.3in. color touch-screen an LED backlight and capacitive overlay “for a handset-like interface”.
The cape focuses on interactive projects, embedded systems and stand alone set ups.
Cost is about ￡55 for the BeagleBone Black Wireless, ￡35 for the display cape addon and ￡44 for the wireless cape addon .
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BeagleBone Black Wireless Starter Kit- Consists of : BeagleBone Black Wireless With WiFi and Bluetooth–Clear Case–Power Supply–Micro USB Cable