Getting Started with BeagleBone

Author: Matt Richardson
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1449345336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many people think of Linux as a computer operating system, running on users' desktops and powering servers. But Linux can also be found inside many consumer electronics devices. Whether they're the brains of a cell phone, cable box, or exercise bike, embedded Linux systems blur the distinction between computer and device. Many makers love microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, but as the complexity increases in their projects, they need more power for applications, such as computer vision. The BeagleBone is an embedded Linux board for makers. It's got built-in networking, many inputs and outputs, and a fast processor to handle demanding tasks. This book introduces you to both the original BeagleBone and the new BeagleBone Black and gets you started with projects that take advantage of the board's processing power and its ability to interface with the outside world.

BeagleBone Black Cookbook

Author: Charles A. Hamilton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783982934
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over 60 recipes and solutions for inventors, makers, and budding engineers to create projects using the BeagleBone Black About This Book Learn how to develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices Explore the BeagleBone Black with this easy-to-succeed recipe format Who This Book Is For If you are a hardware, Linux, and/or microcomputing novice, or someone who wants more power and possibilities with product prototypes, electronic art projects, or embedded computing experiments, then this book is for you. It is for Internet of Things enthusiasts who want to use more sophisticated hardware than the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino can provide. Whether you are an engineering student, a DIYer, an inventor, or a budding electronics enthusiast, this book delivers accessible, easy-to-succeed instructions for using an advanced microcomputing platform. What You Will Learn Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time Learn the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods Make introductory projects with Python, JavaScript, BoneScript, and Node.js Explore physical computing and simple circuits using buttons, LEDs, sensors, and motors Discover the unique features of the BeagleBone Black and its real-time computing functions Build intermediate level audio and video applications Assemble and add ingredients for creating Internet of Things prototypes In Detail There are many single-board controllers and computers such as Arduino, Udoo, or Raspberry Pi, which can be used to create electronic prototypes on circuit boards. However, when it comes to creating more advanced projects, BeagleBone Black provides a sophisticated alternative. Mastering the BeagleBone Black enables you to combine it with sensors and LEDs, add buttons, and marry it to a variety of add-on boards. You can transform this tiny device into the brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes. With dozens of how-tos, this book kicks off with the basic steps for setting up and running the BeagleBone Black for the first time, from connecting the necessary hardware and using the command line with Linux commands to installing new software and controlling your system remotely. Following these recipes, more advanced examples take you through scripting, debugging, and working with software source files, eventually working with the Linux kernel. Subsequently, you will learn how to exploit the board's real-time functions. We will then discover exciting methods for using sound and video with the system before marching forward into an exploration of recipes for building Internet of Things projects. Finally, the book finishes with a dramatic arc upward into outer space, when you explore ways to build projects for tracking and monitoring satellites. Style and approach This comprehensive recipe book deconstructs a complex, often confusing piece of technology, and transforms it to become accessible and fun with snappy, unintimidating prose, and extensive easy-to-succeed instructions.

Learning BeagleBone Python Programming

Author: Alexander Hiam
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784390801
Format: PDF
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BeagleBone is a barebone computer that can be configured and customized for different applications and is almost half the price of a standard computer. This book will cover the basics of how BeagleBone Black's hardware interface subsystems work, and can be controlled using two popular Python libraries for BeagleBone Black. You will be introduced to BeagleBone Black's GPIO, PWM, ADC, UART, SPI, I2C, and eQEP subsystems. We will then dive deep into more complex built-in peripherals, demonstrating different ways to receive input from a user including buttons, potentiometers, and rotary encoders with the eQEP module. We will also learn about interfacing with external devices; this will be demonstrated using the serial modules to interface with external devices such as temperature sensors and accelerometers. Towards the end of the book, we will present a couple of real-world problems and demonstrate how to solve them with the skills you've acquired.

Programming the BeagleBone Black Getting Started with JavaScript and BoneScript

Author: Simon Monk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071832130
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Program your own BeagleBone Black projects! Build creative BeagleBone Black devices--no prior programming or electronics experience required. In Programming the BeagleBone Black, electronics guru Simon Monk explains essential application development methods through straightforward directions and cool downloadable examples. Discover how to navigate the board, write and debug code, use expansion capes, and control external hardware. Easy-to-follow plans show you how to wire up and program a Web-controlled roving robot and an e-mail notifier that lights an incandescent lamp. Set up the BeagleBone Black and explore its features Connect to your computer via USB or Ethernet Use the BeagleBone Black as a stand-alone PC Write and execute BoneScript code Use JavaScript functions and timers Perform analog and digital I/O Work with expansion capes and modules Design Web interfaces that control electronics Assemble and program a robot and an e-mail notifier

Exploring BeagleBone

Author: Derek Molloy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118935217
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In-depth instruction and practical techniques for building with the BeagleBone embedded Linux platform Exploring BeagleBone is a hands-on guide to bringing gadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBone embedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detail provide more than just a BeagleBone instruction manual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineering techniques that will allow you to create your own projects. The book begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, and then gradually moves into communication, control, and advanced applications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace. In addition, the book’s companion website features instructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, to ensure that you have everything you need. The BeagleBone’s small size, high performance, low cost, and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite development platform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yet flexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smart buildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few; and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase the possibilities. Exploring BeagleBone provides a reader-friendly guide to the device, including a crash course in computer engineering. While following step by step, you can: Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, and programming Master interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, with practical examples Explore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBone with a display Apply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including video and sound Explore the BeagleBone’s Programmable Real-Time Controllers Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay with you, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, or peripherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance and online peer support help you transition from beginner to expert as you master the techniques presented in Exploring BeagleBone, the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.

BeagleBone Cookbook

Author: Mark A. Yoder
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491915684
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

BeagleBone For Dummies

Author: Rui Santos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111899292X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The definitive, easy-to-use guide to the popular BeagleBone board BeagleBone For Dummies is the definitive beginner's guide to using the popular BeagleBone board to learn electronics and programming. Unlike other books that require previous knowledge of electronics, Linux, and Python, this one assumes you know nothing at all, and guides you step-by-step throughout the process of getting acquainted with your BeagleBone Original or BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to get set up, use the software, build the hardware, and code your projects, with plenty of examples to walk you through the process. You'll move carefully through your first BeagleBone project, then get ideas for branching out from there to create even better, more advanced programs. The BeagleBone is a tiny computer board – about the size of a credit card – that has all the capability of a desktop. Its affordability and ease of use has made it popular among hobbyists, hardware enthusiasts, and programmers alike, and it's time for you to join their ranks as you officially dive into the world of microcomputers. This book removes the guesswork from using the popular BeagleBone board and shows you how to get up and running in no time. Download the operating system and connect your BeagleBone Learn to navigate the desktop environment Start programming with Python and Bonescript Build your first project, and find plans for many more To learn BeagleBone, you could spend hours on the Internet and still never find the information you need, or you can get everything you need here. This book appeals to all new and inexperienced hobbyists, tinkerers, electronics gurus, hackers, budding programmers, engineers, and hardware geeks who want to learn how to get the most out of their powerful BeagleBone.

30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Christopher Rush
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071839291
Format: PDF
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Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You’ll learn how to connect the BeagleBone Black to your computer and program it, quickly mastering BoneScript and other programming tools so you can get started right away. 30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with a wide variety of do-it-yourself LED, sensor, robotics, display, audio, and spy gadgets. You’ll also get tips and techniques that will help you design your own ingenious devices. Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides full schematic and breadboard layout diagrams for the projects Includes detailed programming code Removes the frustration factor—all required parts are listed along with sources Build these and other clever creations: High-powered LED Morse code sender RGB LED fader GPS tracker Temperature sensor Light level indicator Web-controlled rover Plant hydration system Sentinel turret 7-segment clock Display for sensor information Internet radio Imperial march indicator Intruder alert using Twitter API Lie detector Auto dog barker

Bad to the Bone

Author: Steven F. Barrett
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627053115
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive book provides detailed materials for both novice and experienced programmers using all BeagleBone variants which host a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar TI Sitara ARM Cortex A8 processor. Authored by Steven F. Barrett and Jason Kridner, a seasoned ECE educator along with the founder of Beagleboard.org, respectively, the work may be used in a wide variety of projects from science fair projects to university courses and senior design projects to first prototypes of very complex systems. Beginners may access the power of the "Bone" through the user-friendly Bonescript examples. Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone's power using the underlying Linux-based operating system, a host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of Linux community open source libraries. The book contains background theory on system operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples. Examples for novice users are centered on motivational, fun robot projects while advanced projects follow the theme of assistive technology and image processing applications. Key Features: - Provides detailed examples for all BeagleBone variants, including the newest "next generation" BeagleBone Black - BeagleBone is a low cost, open hardware, expandable computer first introduced in november 2011 by beagleboard - BeagleBone variants, including the original BeagleBone and the new beaglebone black, hosts a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar arM Cortex A8 processor - BeagleBone is small enough to fit in a small mint tin box - "Bone" may be used in a wide variety of projects from middle school science fair projects to university courses and senior design projects to first prototypes of very complex systems - Novice users may access the power of the bone through the user-friendly bonescript environment - Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone's power using the underlying Linux-based operating system - A host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of Linux community open source libraries are available - The book provides an introduction to this powerful computer and has been designed for a wide variety of users - The book contains background theory on system operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples - Examples for novice users are centered on motivational, fun robot projects - Advanced projects follow the theme of assistive technology and image processing applications

Bad to the Bone

Author: Steven Barrett
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627055126
Format: PDF, Kindle
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BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open hardware computer uniquely suited to interact with sensors and actuators directly and over the Web. Introduced in April 2013 by BeagleBoard.org, a community of developers first established in early 2008, BeagleBone Black is used frequently to build vision-enabled robots, home automation systems, artistic lighting systems, and countless other do-it-yourself and professional projects. BeagleBone variants include the original BeagleBone and the newer BeagleBone Black, both hosting a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar ARM Cortex A8 processor capable of running numerous mobile and desktop-capable operating systems, typically variants of Linux including Debian, Android, and Ubuntu. Yet, BeagleBone is small enough to fit in a small mint tin box. The "Bone" may be used in a wide variety of projects from middle school science fair projects to senior design projects to first prototypes of very complex systems. Novice users may access the power of the Bone through the user-friendly BoneScript software, experienced through a Web browser in most major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, or the Linux operating systems. Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone's power using the underlying Linux-based operating system, a host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of Linux community open source libraries. This book provides an introduction to this powerful computer and has been designed for a wide variety of users including the first time novice through the seasoned embedded system design professional. The book contains background theory on system operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples. Examples for novice users are centered on motivational, fun robot projects while advanced projects follow the theme of assistive technology and image-processing applications.