Beaglebone Black GPIO Control pt. 3

In this post, we will be using python programming to open communication between our computer and the Beaglebone, the interactive programming (through the sudo python command) is useful for short commands and testing, but when you need to be able to send commands quickly to control different things it can get bogged down and lag. […]

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Beaglebone Black GPIO control pt. 2

This post is a follow up to part one in the series on GPIO control found at: Tinkernow gpio control part 1. This assumes everything worked properly and your breadboard is still setup with the LED circuit. We are going to add in a switch to our circuit, wire the switch up to the Beaglebone Black, and use […]

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Beaglebone Black GPIO Control pt. 1

In this post we run through the basics of controlling your beaglebone black GPIO (General Purpose I/O) pins. It is important to note that many of the pins are used by the beaglebone black for various processes at different times.  This can make for a headache when trying to wire things up. Below is a table that […]

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Motion on Beaglebone Black

This tutorial runs through the process of installing the application Motion on Beaglebone Black to turn it into a Wifi camera system. Only a few items are needed on this project, a USB webcam, a Wifi dongle, your Beaglebone Black, and a powered USB hub. (more…)

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Simple Screen Recorder

Screen recording can be a very useful tool on any computer. Simple Screen Recorder is one of the most user friendly and high quality apps I have come across in my search. Installing it is as simple as using it and requires nothing but a computer, Internet, and a microphone (internal or external, if you […]

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Control a Servo Motor with a USB Controller

Getting your USB Controller input values   Step 1  Get a USB Controller.  I am using the DragonRise SNES USB Controller.  I also tested this code with a Logitech USB Playstation Controller, and worked just as well. Step 2 Find your USB pathway.  On the command line, type /dev/input/by-id/(hit tab 2 times to have it […]

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