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Linux-Enabled BeagleBone Blue Single Board Computer

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BeagleBone Blue Single Board ComputerThe BeagleBone Blue is an affordable and complete embedded system controller built around the popular BeagleBone open hardware. It is Linux-enabled, and the BeagleBone Blue is community-supported and fully open-source. 

High-performance, flexible networking capabilities are coupled with a real-time capable Linux system and a compelling set of peripherals for building IoT (Internet of Things) applications or mobile robots quickly and affordably. Utilizing the pre-configured Wi-Fi access point, starting your code development is as simple as connecting a battery and opening your web browser.

The BeagleBone Blue features an Octavo Systems OSD3358 System-in-Package which incorporates a Texas Instruments AM335x Sitara™ Processor, TPS65217C Power Management IC, TL5209 LDO Voltage Regulator, a DDR3 SDRAM, and over 140 passive components. 


  • Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit on-board flash storage
  • 2×32-bit 200MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs)
  • On-board flash programmed with Linux distribution
  • Debian, ROS, Ardupilot, ...
  • Graphical programming, Cloud9 IDE on Node.js plus much more

Connectivity and sensors

  • Battery: 2-cell LiPo support with balancing, 6-16V charger input
  • Wireless: 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0 and BLE
  • Motor control: 8 servo motor outputs, 6V servo out, 4 DC motor out, 4 quad encoder inputs
  • Sensors: 9-axis IMU, barometer
  • Connectivity: HighSpeed USB 2.0 client and host
  • Other easy connect interfaces: GPS, DSM2 radio, UARTs, SPI, I2C, analog, buttons, LEDs

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BeagleBone Cookbook: Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

BeagleBone Cookbook: Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

BeagleBone is an inexpensive web server, Linux desktop, and electronics hub that includes all the tools you need to create your own projects, whether it’s robotics, gaming, drones, or software-defined radio. If you’re new to BeagleBone Black, or want to explore more of its capabilities, this cookbook provides scores of recipes for connecting and talking to the physical world with this credit-card-sized computer.

All you need is minimal familiarity with computer programming and electronics. Each recipe includes clear and simple wiring diagrams and example code to get you started. If you don’t know what BeagleBone Black is, you might decide to get one after scanning these recipes.

  • Learn how to use BeagleBone to interact with the physical world
  • Connect force, light, and distance sensors
  • Spin servo motors, stepper motors, and DC motors
  • Flash single LEDs, strings of LEDs, and matrices of LEDs
  • Manage real-time input/output (I/O)
  • Work at the Linux I/O level with shell commands, Python, and C
  • Compile and install Linux kernels
  • Work at a high level with JavaScript and the BoneScript library
  • Expand BeagleBone’s functionality by adding capes
  • Explore the Internet of Things
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