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Learn BeagleBone From the Experts at Maker Faire


With the release of the BeagleBone Black and its dramatic price reduction from the original BeagleBone, there’s been a flurry of interest in the open source embedded Linux development board. At Maker Faire New York next weekend, there will be no shortage of BeagleBone projects, presentations, and enthusiasts. Here’s a small taste of what to look out for if you’re interested in learning about the BeagleBone:

  • Getting Started with BeagleBone Black: The BeagleBone Black is a completely Open Hardware and Software single board computer for makers. Have you tried it? Come learn a bit about the BeagleBone Black and find out if it is right for your next project.
  • Face Detection in Ten Minutes with BeagleBone Black: In this talk, co-founder Jason Kridner discusses how to use the OpenCV open-source library on the BeagleBone Black open-source computer to implement face detection applications and add elegant mustaches and other new features to your mug. Jason demonstrates his BeagleStache camera application as an example of this application.
  • Five Easy Tricks You Can Teach Your BeagleBone using JavaScript: In this talk, Jason Kridner, co-founder of, discusses five quick tricks every BeagleBone Black owner can teach their “pup” in just a few minutes using JavaScript. Jason gives an overview of how to connect physical buttons and sliders to virtual buttons and sliders using jQuery; produce interactive web graphics including a weather station using an pressure, temperature and force sensors with Processing.JS; publish and subscribe to data over the Internet using Spacebrew; graph analog and audio data using photoresistors and USB audio dongles with Flot; and finally to teach JavaScript as a first programming language using Blockly.

6 thoughts on “Learn BeagleBone From the Experts at Maker Faire

  1. Drew Fustini (@pdp7) says:

    Another BeagleBone Black I can’t wait for:

    Embedded Linux Meets FPGA Capes—Just Imagine the DIY Possibilities!
    by Andy Gikling
    Saturday 12:00 PM 12:30 PM Make: Electronics Stage
    BBot! A remote controlled robot that talks, sees and serves drinks at the pool! And is hilarious! This open source robot design is based on the BeagleBone Black micro embedded Linux computer and has a low cost FPGA cape attached.

  2. Drew Fustini (@pdp7) says:

    Also, I’ll be doing BeagleBone Black presentation in the Maker Shed both days:

    BeagleBone Black: Control the physical world with Bonescript
    Drew Fustini
    BeagleBone Black is a $45, 1GHz computer that ships with Linux on its on-board 2GB flash and has extensive I/O capabilities. I’ll demonstrate how one can easily wire up LEDs, buttons & sensors using a JavaScript library called Bonescript

    4:00 PM — 4:30 PM
    4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

  3. ensonguncelhaber says:

    a very nice camera. interesting

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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