Meet My Beaglebone Black

A while ago I got a Beaglebone Black. You’ve heard of the Raspberry Pi, right? Well,  it’s similar in concept, although the Beaglebone Black (BBB for short) is stronger and looks way more cool. At first I made it into a simple Ubuntu “PC” for my young children, but after they got an upgrade, I took it back and started over. This is a short report of what I managed so far.

UAE Amiga Emulator Running on the Beaglebone Black
UAE Amiga Emulator Running on the Beaglebone Black

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Fixing a Bug

One of the benefits of playing with electronics and Making is that with time, you can start fixing gadgets around the house. I’m not talking about home appliances – these could really harm you if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing – but there are plenty of other opportunities. Take, for instance, this Remote Controlled  Beetle toy:

The Remote Controlled Bug
The Bug: A Remote Controlled Beetle

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These Bootloaders Are Made For Flashin’ (How Arduino Programming Works)

Remember the first time you got the Arduino to blink an LED? When you clicked the icon on your desktop, and some little lights on the Arduino board blinked like crazy for a few seconds, and then it just worked? Brace yourself, because we are about to ruin that magic forever and reveal what actually happens behind the scenes!

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(Why is Arduino Like a) Saddled Mountain Goat

Hi, Internet.

This is my first post here, so I guess I should introduce myself, but I won’t. There will be plenty of time for that later.  Anyway, I bought my first Arduino around the end of 2011, and got sucked into it badly. Since then, although I’m still not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, I did learn a lot about Arduino, electronics, microcontrollers, Making in general – and the people involved with them.  This knowledge I wish to share with you now, so…

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