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BeagleBone Blue

By Philip J. Angileri / Apr 18, 2017

BeagleBone Blue

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Photo by Hep Svadja

BeagleBone Blue will be familiar to anyone who has used a BeagleBone Black, but offers some new functionality in order to target robotics and machine control. It provides a fully open source, real-time embedded Linux platform in a small footprint.

The board has a wide array of possibilities for sensors and connectors, including support for LiPo, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 6V servo and DC motor outputs, along with four encoder inputs. It also has a built-in IMU and barometer, and there is USB 2.0 for client and host. On the user interface side you will find programmable LEDs and buttons.

Possibilities for expansion are endless, including headers for motors, i2C and SPI busses, and more.

Specs
Beaglebone Blue Beagleboard
Website:Beaglebard.org
Type:Single Board Computer
Price:$82
Software:Debian Linux with Cloud9 IDE and libroboticscape
Clock Speed:1GHz
Processor:32-bit ARM Cortex A8, with ARM Cortex M3, TI Programmable Real-time Units
I/O Pins Digital:8
I/O Pins Analog:4
Wi-Fi:Yes
Video:No
Bluetooth:Yes
Ethernet:No
Operating Voltage:1.8V–7.4V
Input Voltage:9V–18V
Dimensions:3.4×2.1"
Memory:4GB eMMC
Additional Features:support for LiPo, 6V servo and DC motor outputs, along with four encoder inputs. It also has a built-in IMU and barometer, and there is USB 2.0 for client and host

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