Device Tree: Supporting Similar Boards – The BeagleBone Example

Most of the BeagleBone boards from BeagleBoard.org share the same form factor, have the same headers and therefore can accept the same extension boards, also known as capes in the BeagleBoard world. Of course, a careful PCB design was necessary to make this possible. This must have been relatively easy with the early models (BeagleBone … Continued

BeagleWire: Fully Open ICE40 FPGA BeagleBone Cape

BeagleWire: Fully Open ICE40 FPGA BeagleBone Cape

Software support for the BeagleWire FPGA cape was developed by Patryk Mężydło for Google Summer of Code 2017.  Now the actual hardware will soon be available from Crowd Supply: BeagleWire: Fully Open ICE40 FPGA BeagleBone Cape BeagleWire is a completely open source FPGA development board. Unlike nearly all other FPGA dev boards, the BeagleWire’s hardware, software, and toolchain … Continued

Murgen: Open Source ultrasound imaging

Murgen: Open Source ultrasound imaging

kelu124 has created an ultrasound imaging project on hackaday.io that uses the BeagleBone: Murgen: open source ultrasound imaging This project, Murgen, has a specific target of providing a technological kit to allow scientists, academics, hackers, makers or OSHW fans to hack their way to ultrasound imaging – below 500$ – at home, with no specific equipment … Continued

Google Research PRUDAQ cape

Google Research PRUDAQ cape

Jason Holt of Google announced the PRUDAQ cape yesterday: Announcing an Open Source ADC board for BeagleBone We wanted to measure the strength of a carrier. We started with traditional analog circuits — amplifier, filter, envelope detector, threshold. You can see some of our prototypes in the image below; they get pretty messy. The result … Continued

CircuitHub launches group buys with build of GamingCape

by Jason Kridner TL;DR – $99 BeagleBone Black GamingCape from CircuitHub In last year’s TI intern contest, Max Thrun amazed us with his incredible video of the making of the GamingCape that turned a BeagleBone Black into a handheld-gaming console running on AAA batteries. If you are like me, you immediately wanted one of your … Continued