Call for topics for open-source embedded systems education projects

Call for topics for open-source embedded systems education projects

It’s that time again, time to start gathering project ideas and possible mentors for Google Summer of Code. This year, you can be a student even if you aren’t enrolled in school! That’s got me thinking about the key areas we need to help advance education around open source embedded systems. One of the early […]

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 […]

GSoC 2017: BeagleWire software support

GSoC 2017: BeagleWire software support

Patryk Mężydło has posted the final video for his Google Summer of Code 2017 project GSoC17 Project: BeagleWire software support – final presentation The task is to create software support for FPGA cape (based on iCE40 device). The completed project will provide the BeagleBoard.org community with easy to implement and powerful tools for realization of projects […]

Introduction videos for Google Summer of Code 2017

Introduction videos for Google Summer of Code 2017

Watch the introduction videos from our Google Summer of Code 2017 students: BeagleWire software support by Patryk Mężydło BeagleBone AVB Stack by indu mathi BeagleLibs BeagleBoot by Ravi Kumar Prasad Sonic Anemometer by NAVEEN SAINI Beaglebone PRU DMA by Maciej Sobkowski

FPGA cape for BeagleBone Black

FPGA cape for BeagleBone Black

Jim Kleiner created a minimal FPGA cape for the BeagleBone Black: BBB LX9 FPGA Board Jim describes his design decisions: I decided to try a minimalist hand solderable FPGA board.  The LX9 is the largest part available in a TQG-144, beyond that its BGAs One of the key points is that the SPI interface is on BBB […]

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: LOGi-Bone

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: LOGi-Bone

By Tara Stratton As working professionals, Michael Jones, Jonathan Piat and their team at Valent F(x) know that interfacing with FPGA boards can be a clunky and cumbersome process. With these complexities of electronic design in mind, they strove to devise a more user-friendly, plug-and-play method to, as Michael put it, “make even students and […]

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BBot robot

By Tara Stratton What’s your perfect vacation? Mine involves sitting out by the pool under the sun as people deliver me ice-cold drinks. Andy Gikling seems to have a similar dream, and he figured out a way to live the good life every weekend—by developing the BBot robot! The BBot is an open source, remote-controlled […]