Critical Toys

Sep 24
Using an ARMv7 processor instead of the Pi’s ARMv6 one, BeagleBone can run Ubuntu or other Linux distributions as well as Android. It also provides more inputs and outputs than the Pi for connecting to sensors and other devices needed to build robots and electronics projects. The BeagleBone Black has significantly more inputs and outputs than an Arduino Uno, and similar numbers as the newer Arduino Due. “This has a lot more I/Os than an Arduino Uno would have,” BeagleBoard.org co-founder Jason Kridner told Ars. “It’s a full gigaherz Linux desktop computer, but it has all the I/O capabilities you’d have in a typical microcontroller. It really bridges that gap, combining those two worlds together.” (via For your robot-building needs, $45 BeagleBone Linux PC goes on sale | Ars Technica)

Using an ARMv7 processor instead of the Pi’s ARMv6 one, BeagleBone can run Ubuntu or other Linux distributions as well as Android. It also provides more inputs and outputs than the Pi for connecting to sensors and other devices needed to build robots and electronics projects. The BeagleBone Black has significantly more inputs and outputs than an Arduino Uno, and similar numbers as the newer Arduino Due. “This has a lot more I/Os than an Arduino Uno would have,” BeagleBoard.org co-founder Jason Kridner told Ars. “It’s a full gigaherz Linux desktop computer, but it has all the I/O capabilities you’d have in a typical microcontroller. It really bridges that gap, combining those two worlds together.” (via For your robot-building needs, $45 BeagleBone Linux PC goes on sale | Ars Technica)