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Bad to the Bone by Jason Kridner, Steven F. Barrett

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CHAPTER 1

Getting Started

Objectives: After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

• Provide a brief history of the Beagle computer line.

• Outline the different members of the BeagleBoard.org community.

• Appreciate the role of the BeagleBoard.org community.

• Describe BeagleBone concept of open source hardware.

• Diagram the layout of the original BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black computers.

• Summarize the differences between the original BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black computers.

• Describe BeagleBone Cape concept and available Capes.

• Define the power requirements for BeagleBone computer.

• Download, configure, and successfully execute a test program using the Cloud9 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) ...

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