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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Adding a graphical user interface

You now have your Ubuntu system up and working, and you can type in commands and see their result in the terminal window. However, you need to add some additional basic functionality before adding all the cool capabilities that will make your robots walk, talk, and interact. First, you need to connect to the Internet so that you can update your system and add additional functionality. Second, in many of your projects, you will be working with graphical programs, most notably when you connect webcams or other image sensors.

Prepare for lift off

You're going to need a graphical user interface (GUI), so let's tackle that problem.

Simply run a LAN cable from a router or switch to the BeagleBone board, plug it in the ...

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