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Beaglebone Black RS232 and UART setup

How to setup the Beaglebone Black RS232 and UART for serial communications. Overview Today we are going to be setting up the Beaglebone Black RS232 and the UART ports, giving us the ability of serial communications.  This method will work for Beaglebone’s running the Debian or Ubuntu Operating System.  We will first set up the UART’s in the uEnv.txt […]

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GPIO Control Beaglebone Black 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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Servo motor control using a USB controller

1. Getting your USB Controller input values   Step 1  Get a USB Controller.  I am using the SNES USB Controller (found on a different post somewhere).  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 […]

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Servo Control using Beaglebone Black with Ubuntu

We are currently working on a pan/tilt camera project and are experimenting with a servo motor. This posting is an on going trial and error project using the Beaglebone Black microcontroller loaded with Ubuntu to run a micro servo motor. Micro servo motors are used in basic electronic projects when limited motion is necessary, while we […]

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