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  • t up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time
  • Get to know the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods
  • Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform
  • Prepare complex web interfaces in JavaScript and get to know how to stream video data from a webcam
  • Find out how to use a GPS to determine where your sailboat is, and then get the bearing and distance to a new waypoint
  • Use a wind sensor to sail your boat effectively both with and against the wind
  • Build an underwater ROV to explore the underwater world
  • See how to build an autonomous Quadcopter

BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. You can transform this tiny device into a brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes.

This Learning Path starts off by teaching you how to program the BeagleBone. You will create introductory projects to get yourselves acquainted with all the nitty gritty. Then we’ll focus on a series of projects that are aimed at hobbyists like you and encompass the areas of home automation and robotics. With each project, we’ll teach you how to connect several sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. We’ll also create robots for land, sea, and water. Yes, really!

The books used in this Learning Path are:

1. BeagleBone Black Cookbook
2. BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints
3. Mastering BeagleBone Robotics

  • Push your creativity to the limit through complex, diverse, and fascinating projects
  • Develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software
  • Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices
Page Count 1020
Course Length 30 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781788399265
Date Of Publication 19 Jul 2017


Charles Hamilton

Charles Hamilton is the owner of HudsonWerks, a New York City-based DIY hardware and new product development shop.

Passionate about emerging technologies, open source hardware, and the maker movement, his background as a "technology creative", entrepreneur, and maker provides readers with a unique perspective.

Besides BeagleBone Black, Charles works frequently with other hardware platforms, including the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, UDOO, Intel Edison, and Dragonboard development boards, open source board architecture and PCB design, micromechatronics, and sensors. He is also an advocate and keen user of emerging low-cost manufacturing and design tools such as 3-D printers and laser cutters. Among other subjects, Charles keenly follows advances and design challenges in the arenas of IoT, space technologies, and next-generation health and wellness devices. He writes and blogs at hudsonwerks. He is a former creative director at AT&T and product developer at a New York City-based new product development agency.

Charles' development expertise spans devices in the consumer electronics, digital media, display, voice recognition, healthcare, and telecommunication markets. He is also a proud papa to his 4-year-old son, Hudson.

Rodolfo Giometti

Rodolfo Giometti is an engineer, IT specialist, GNU/Linux expert and software libre evangelist. He is the author of the books BeagleBone Essentials, BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints and GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming by Packt Publishing and maintainer of the LinuxPPS projects. He still actively contributes to the Linux source code with several patches and new device drivers for industrial applications devices.

During his 20+ years of experience, he has worked on the x86, ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC-based platforms.

Now, he is the co-chief at HCE Engineering S.r.l., where he designs new hardware and software systems for the quick prototyping in industry environment, control automation, and remote monitoring.

Richard Grimmett

Richard Grimmett has more fun that should be allowed working on robotics projects while teaching Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University Idaho. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Leadership Studies. He also has 26 years of experience in the Radar and Telecommunications industries, and even has one of the original brick phones. He has written books on the basics of using the BeagleBone Black for robotics projects, and another for the Raspberry PI and yet another for the Arduino.