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BeagleBone Blue. Robots. Fast.

We were excited to launch a new BeagleBone last week at Embedded World: BeagleBone Blue is a complete, Linux-enabled robotics computer. Community-supported and fully open-source, the real-time performance, flexible networking and rich set of robotics-oriented peripherals make building mobile robots quick and affordable.

photo of BeagleBone Blue

Learn more about the BeagleBone Blue in a quick board tour by Jason Kridner. Schematics, PCB layout and Bill of Materials for the BeagleBone Blue are available on GitHub.

BeagleBone Blue is available from Arrow, Element14 and Mouser. Compatible accessories such as robot chassis and cable assemblies are listed on the BeagleBone Blue wiki.

—Christine Long, Executive Director


Apply now for Google Summer of Code 2017
Apply now for Google Summer of Code 2017 is a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2017. The deadline for students to apply is April 3rd.

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BeagleBone Blue at Embedded World
BeagleBone Blue at Embedded World interviewed Jason Kridner and recorded BeagleBone Blue demos in our Embedded World booth.

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BeagleBone robotics with Swift
BeagleBone robotics with Swift

Jon Hoffman developed a Swift library to interact the BeagleBone's I/O pins, and he used the library to create BuddyBot, the 1st robot programmed in Swift.

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hot off the presses

Mastering Embedded Linux Programming

Mastering Embedded Linux Programming

by Chris Simmonds. Harness the power of Linux to create versatile and robust embedded solutions



SE Michigan BeagleBone Meetup - March 23, 2017
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Midwest RepRap Fest - March 25-26, 2017
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community topics

New Debian 8.7 images

Debian 8.7 (Jessie) 2017-03-19 images are now published. Windows and Mac users no longer need to install drivers for USB networking.

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BoneScript 0.6.1 released

Jason Kridner announced BoneScript is back under active development.

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root login change

Jason Kridner explains the recent change to disable ssh for root by default.

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Why is pinmux-helper needed?

Charles Steinkuehler describes the role of the pinmux helper driver.

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featured projects

ArduPilot on BeagleBone Blue image
ArduPilot on BeagleBone Blue
Mirko Denecke describes how to use BeagleBone Blue with ArduPilot
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Using the roboRIO with the BeagleBone image
Using the roboRIO with the BeagleBone
Alek Mabry made this tutorial for using the BeagleBone with the roboRIO for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
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Running the EduMIP as a ROS Node image
Running the EduMIP as a ROS Node
Using Robot Operating System (ROS) with an EduMIP balancing robot
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FPGA cape for BeagleBone Black image
FPGA cape for BeagleBone Black
Jim Kleiner designed this minimalist hand solderable FPGA cape for the BeagleBone Black
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