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Questions tagged [beagle-bone]

BeagleBone is a high-performance, low-power single board computer family, developed by Texas Instruments. It has an ARM® Cortex™-A8 processors on board and shipped with Ångström Linux distribution. Commonly robotics, motor drivers applications.

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Heading drift on Beaglebone Blue on small AUV due to power cables (I think)

At my work we use the BeagleBone Blue boards to control somewhat small AUVs. The board is placed in underwater tubes along with batteries, ESCs for thrusters and all other electronics. We use the in-...
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BeagleBone to Arduino analog communication [closed]

I have a BeagleBone Black, an Arduino Duemilanove and a WS2812b LED strip driven with 5 V. I have no level shifters, nor I intend to order one. The Arduino works perfectly with a LED strip, and I ...
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Tuning PID controller for sharp turns in line follower robot

I'm working on a TWDD line-following robot using qtr-8a reflectance sensor array. The sensors are connected to BeagleBone Black, and BBB is sending the speed serially to an arduino Due. My approach is ...
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Adafruit PCA9685 servo driver connected to Beaglebone Green Wireless generating erratic movement when driving multiple servos

I have a hexapod that a friend and I built this summer, but there is a big problem whenever we try to move multiple servos. When using the Adafruit_Python_PCA9685 library, I am able to move the servos ...
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Alternative to BeagleBone Black for Node.js based remote control project?

I am working on a remote control project that involves using Node.js and Socket.io to transmit joystick data from a webpage to my BeagleBone Black. However, I am somewhat disappointed with the ...
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I am making a Robot goalie, the robot is supposed to detect whether a ball has been thrown in its direction , sense the direction of the ball and then stop it from entering the goal post. A webcam ...
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Pins in OpenROV that control the motors?

I'm working on my own ROV project, but I find OpenROV have a ready to use image for my BB so want to use that instead of making my own program, and I already deployed the image, but I can't find which ...
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How to control Brushless Motor+ESC with BeagleBone?

I can't really find a real straightforward tutorial for that. There are a lot for Arduino but I only have an original beaglebone, an ESC, and brushless motor with me. Please help.
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Enable Bluetooth Adapter for BeagleBone Black

I recently bought a USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter. It claims to have support from Linux kernels of versions 3.4 and higher. I have a BeagleBone Black with Debian GNU/Linux 7 image and kernel 3.8. I am ...
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Beaglebone not accessible through LAN?

Since the day I bought it I always use ethernet over USB connection, now I need to use RJ45 LAN cable to connect Beaglebone from my laptop, but my laptop can't even detect LAN connection from it, what ...
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Internal Pullup Sufficient for i2c in beaglebone Black?

I plan to use P8.13 and P8.15 of the beaglebone in a i2c bitbang mode. Do i need to use external pull up resistors in my circuit? or can i use the internal pull up which is available on the beaglebone ...
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Can't connect to BeagleBone Webserver?

I'm following this getting started tutorial, connected the board to USB and it's detected as mass storage, got the driver installed (Win 64), and at the third step I wasn't able to connect to ...
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BeagleBone - PRU questions

I will be using at least one programmable real-time unit (PRU) to send pulses to a stepper motor driver but before I begin, I am trying to lay out the structure of my programs. I am using this ...
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beaglebone black doesn't autoboot when powered over jack or vdd pins

I have a BBB and it works quite well however when I power it over the Barrel connector or over the vdd pins rather then use the usb connection it doesn't automatically boot. When I put the barrel ...
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How do I control a servo using a beaglebone black running ubuntu

I have a BeagleBoneBlack and would like to use it to control a servo for my robot. I'm mostly programming in ros and as such am looking preferably for a c++ solution. Is there an easy way of ...
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language to code Beaglebone [closed]

I'm trying to build a hexapod with beaglebone in the linux environment (Im thinking of using Ubuntu). What is the best language to use for coding purpose to make robot controls, camera and wifi ...
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beaglebone black power supply for hexapod [duplicate]

I am trying to build a hexapod with camera interfacing using a beaglebone black for college project. I'm not sure what power supply to give so it can power up to bot, having in mind that it should be ...
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Communicating between a beaglebone black and an arduino using ttyO4

I'm trying to get an arduino to talk with a beaglebone black. I have followed this tutorial for getting ttyO4 open on the BBB and used the following command on to set the serial line correctly: ...
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Connecting an Arduino uno with a beaglebone black over USB

I have an arduino uno and a BeagleBone black and would like them to talk with eachother. Both the beagleBone and the arduino have their own 5V power supplies so no need for power to be transferred ...
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Ubuntu ARM lacking /sys/devices/cape-bone-iio

I'm trying to pull analog input from a beaglebone black using this tutorial. However when I go to /sys/devices there is no ...
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Wiring 5V sensors to Beaglebone Black

Is there a "cape" to make wiring sensors into a Beaglebone Black easier? Whenever I read some guide for wiring a sensor into the Beaglebone (like this one) it always recommends attaching wires ...
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Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone Black Rev C on vending machine

I wish to start my vending business, but none of the existing vending machines fit my needs. So, I need to choose the "brains" to my vending machine under current development. The user experience of ...
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how to power extra usb devices for beaglebone black

I'm building a robot that uses a beaglebone black, however I have several different usb devices that I want to connect to it (microphone, usb sound device and some other things). Now I have heard that ...
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BeagleBone uart/spi/i2c latency

There seems to be consensus here that the BeagleBone Black has 1ms+ latency while toggling gpio pins due to the fact that gpio is handled outside of the cpu. Are the uart/i2c/spi lines equaly slow, or ...
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Connect sensors to beaglebone/arduino in a complex robot

I'm building the biggest robot I've ever done. The hardware I have so far is as follows: HCR-Platform from DFRobot as a base x2 12V 146Rpm DC motor with two phase hall encoder x7 Sharp 2Y0A21 IR ...
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JSP container for embedded systems

There is this project I am working on which is using a BeagleBone and we need a JSP container to run on it. I was thinking of Tomcat but wanted to know if Tomcat is suitable for embedded systems. Is ...