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Android for the BeagleBone Black by Aravind Prakash, Andrew Henderson

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Shopping for the hardware essentials

When you purchase your BBB, you will only receive the board and a USB cable to power and communicate with it. Before you begin any serious software development for hardware-interfacing projects with the BBB, there are a few additional pieces of hardware that you will need. In our opinion, the best place to purchase these items is AdaFruit (www.adafruit.com). Almost everything here is available from this single source, and their customer service is very good. In fact, many of the items listed here are available as a BeagleBone Black starter kit from AdaFruit (product ID 703). The starter kit does not contain a 3.3 V Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) cable, but it does include the BeagleBone Black ...

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