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Beaglebone Black

Beaglebone Black

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SingleBoardComputer
GPIO Expansion Headers

General Information

The Beaglebone Black (BBB) was released in 2013 and features 92 connection pins on the board. It comes preloaded with a Linux distribution and is ready to use in only a few minutes.

The board was designed with hardware connectivity in mind (given its 90+ connection pins) and its low cost was aimed at competing with the Raspberry Pi.

The BBB comes with 7 analog input pins, 2 I2C ports, 2 SPI ports, 4 UARTs and 8 PWM pins.

Hardware Specifications

 Beaglebone Black
ProcessorAM335x 1GHZ ARM Cortex-A8
Flash Memory2GB 8-bit eMMC on-board storage
Clock Speed1 Ghz
RAM512MB DDR3
Input Voltage (recommended)5 V
Input Voltage (limits)5 V +/-0.5V
Other Information
Price (approx, USD)$45.00 here

Dimensions

 Beaglebone Black
Dimensions91.0mm x 55.0mm x 18 mm
(3.58" x 2.17" x 0.71")
Weight (approx.)39.7g (1.4oz)

GPIO pins

Software

The BBB comes preloaded with a pre-configured Linux distribution and is ready to use straight out of the box. It can be interfaced to via a USB cable.

Programming

The Beaglebone Black can be programmed without a monitor, through the network via the Adafruit WebIDE (Beta). Some installation required (see Link).

Tutorials

RaspberryPi.Win32DiskImager

Writing Linux images to SD card with Win32DiskImager
Write your Linux distribution onto an SD card

SingleBoardComputer.FindIP

Finding the IP of a Single-board Computer on your network
Find your device on your network.

Tutorial.USBTimeLapseCamera

Time-Lapse with Single-Board Computers and USB webcams
Take some snazzy time-lapse videos with your mini-computers

UDOO.InstallUDOObuntu

Installing UDOO and Establishing a Remote Connection
Setup and Connect to the UDOO.

  1. (External) Connecting your BBB via USB cable to your computer

Sources/External Links

  1. Beaglebone Black Homepage
  2. Beaglebone Black Manual (hosted at www.farnell.com)

Vendors

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