Sunday, April 13, 2014

What is a BeagleBone Black?

The BeagleBone Black (BBB) is an ARM community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. It comes pre-installed with Angstrom Linux but it is compatible with other operating systems like Ubuntu, and Android. While it can be used as a desktop computer its main advantage compared to similar boards is all the pins that are available to the user.


  • AM335x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 2GB 8-bit eMMC
  • 3D graphics accelerator
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
  • USB client for power and communications
  • USB host
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI (1280x1024)
  • 2x 46 pin headers
That is just a little bit of information on the Beaglebone Black, check out the link below if you wish for more.

Beagleboards website

Project Description:

Using the BeagleBones pulse width modulation (PWM) an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) pins I plan to make an autonomous robot. I have done something similar with an Arduino before, but wanted to branch off from that to something more powerful. Being that I have never done anything with it before I decided to keep it as simple as possible using two continuous servos for the wheels and a standard servo to look with an infrared (IR) distance sensor.  

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