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BeagleBone Black and Open Source Computing

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A look at Texas Instrument's newest low-cost ARM platform


The BeagleBone Black was introduced on April 23rd at the DESIGN West conference. This next generation, credit-card-sized, open-everything microcomputer sells for $45 and offers broad, capable support for Linux Distributions and Android. This is a defining moment for Open Source Computing.

The May 15th meeting will take a hands-on, hacker-friendly look at the new BeagleBone Black. We'll step through board-level operations from boot-up to shutdown, from launching Linux to blinking LEDs. Chip by chip, Texas Instruments is ushering in a new generation for Open Source Computing.

Is BeagleBone Black a capable desktop or energy efficient server? Will you run ngstrm, Ubuntu, Android or something else? Will it be used in educational, personal, or commercial settings? We'll tour through software and hardware ideas for Infotainment, Thing-ware, and Maker applications.

Join Brian DeLacey and Kurt Keville (some call them the caped crusaders of the embedded world) as they look back on industry developments since BLU's PandaBoard meeting of 2010 and lock in on the promising potential for the brand new BeagleBone Black.


  • The location is MIT
  • Food will not be provided
  • The meeting is organized by
  • Location is a short walk from the Kendall T stop
  • You can park in the building's parking lot

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