Type: Cameras, Motor Drivers, Sensors and Transducers
The BeagleBone is a bare-bones kit that is designed to allow people to create a highly expandable system based on the ARM Cortex A8 microprocessor. This is an extremely powerful microcontroller, capable of performing over 1.5 billion Dhrystone operations per second. This kit is designed for people who enjoy hacking hardware and includes a USB or Ethernet connectable product that can be connected to existing BeagleBone products, or that can function as a standalone product.
This kit can be utilized to work with robotics, allowing you to control the various sensors involved in your robotic device, control motor drivers and much more. It is capable of running sophisticated image collecting software that can provide machine vision capabilities to your robot.
This kit ships with the required board, a microSD card with 4 GB of storage capacity, a single cable development environment, expansion headers with 3.3 V I/O’s and an on-chip Ethernet. The expandability of this device makes it excellent as a project that can be utilized with other, similar devices or as a standalone project to assist with the creation of robotic projects or other hobbyist activities.
If you are interested in the exciting world of electronics as it relates to robotics, this is an excellent kit to get started with. The kit, however, is rather complex, so it will most likely appeal to those users who have quite a bit of familiarity working with electronics projects and those users who will not become overly frustrated with a project that does have some significant degree of complexity involved in its construction and operation.