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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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Linux Commands

This tutorial is written as a reference guide to basic Linux command terminal navigation techniques. It covers the main aspects of terminology, options, shortcuts, commands, file editing, and system commands. Shortcuts: Tab – used to autofill whatever you are typing in the command terminal, use often to prevent typos Up/Down arrow keys – used to […]

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Linux 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 (if you choose to record […]

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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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Automated License Plate Reader – aLPR

NEEDED ALPR SOFTWARE TO INSTALL ON THE UBUNTU BEAGLEBONE BLACK. Run each of these commands at the beaglebone black command line: ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr-eng ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr-dev ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get install cmake ubuntu@arm:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential MAKE A NEW DIRECTORY ON THE HOME DIRECTORY AND […]

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