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Re: [Tampa-Bay-Microcontrollers] Re: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP

From: Mike B.
Sent on: Monday, March 31, 2014 5:38 PM
Hey Jaymer:

If you don't mind my asking why did you choose a BeagleBone over a Rasberri Pi or an Arduino?  You can pickup an Arduino clone for as little as $10.00 each.  

I use a lot of xBees in my applications, but I use Arduino clones for the microcontroller.  To me, a BeagleBone or a Pi seems like massive overkill for most applications.

Mike B.
Riverview, FL
On Mon, 3/31/14, jaymer <[address removed]> wrote:

 Subject: [Tampa-Bay-Microcont­rollers] Re: BeagleBone Black now at $45 MSRP
 To: [address removed]
 Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:55 PM
     I researched this today. I like it due to not being
 Windows/.NET, etc.
     Python progs will be nice.
     I need a temperature monitoring solution using
     I just bought Adafruit's  Beagle Bone Black
 Starter Pack   *** IN STOCK AS OF TONIGHT MAR 24
 2014 ***
     and some thermocouples and Digital temperature sensors.
     I doubt bulk orders will work - BBB in short supply.
     I'd love to get in touch with some other local folks
 - I need help discussing my Topology for my devices. 
     Might use 1-wire, with some help from this thread:
    I'm also investigating Zigbee/XBee wireless nodes.
    More expensive, yes.
    An interesting set of tutorials is here:
     On March 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM Daniel Dye
 <[address removed]> wrote: 
       I'd be interested in resurrecting our
 bulk-orders-to-save-­on-shipping if there are any other
        On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Bruce Frederiksen 
        <[address removed]>
             When I first saw the Raspberry Pi, it was hard
 to get excited about it because it lacked the hardware
 interface support. 
              Not so the BeagleBone!  The new 
 Black is now just $45.  Running a complete embedded
 Linux at 1GHz with every bit as much hardware interface
 capability as the Arduino, I now wish that I had cut my
 teeth on this puppy, rather than the Arduino!
              Any interest in reviving the Microcontroller
 and Robotics group (in Pinellas for me) to poke at these
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