The Making of the BeagleBone Black
August 3, 2013
The BeagleBone Black is the newest member of the BeagleBoard family. It is a lower-cost, high-expansion focused BeagleBoard using a low cost Sitara XAM3359AZCZ100 Cortex A8 ARM processor. It is similar to the Beaglebone, but with some features removed and some features added. Up to the moment this post is written, The BeagleBone Black has been shipped more 60 thousand units. The video below shows the complete manufactory processes to make a BeagleBone Black at CircuitCo Electronics. Each process is highly automated and carefully monitored. Please take a look below.
Happy Birthday BeagleBoard!
July 31, 2013
BeagleBoard.org launched with support of Digi-Key in 2008 and DIYers quickly adopted BeagleBoard for migrating XBMC to ARM, building GPS accurate down to the centimeter, eight-legged robots and creating controller hacks. In 2010, Google Summer of Code students contributed numerous projects to help other open source developers, including sniffing USB traffic and XBMC performance optimizations. GSoC students are back at it again in 2013, providing solutions for booting BeagleBone from aNexus phone, running Arduino sketches and even building new peripherals out of an on-chip microcontroller. Continue reading
TI's 2013 Intern Design Challenge Announced
July 19, 2013
Every year, interns spending their summers at Texas Instruments are challenged to test their creativity, technical prowess & might in a competitive design challenge based on TI technology. This year, we are challenging our interns to create a solution based on a TI MCU LaunchPad or the new BeagleBone Black. Continue reading