enhanced BeagleBone ahead?


There are rumours about the soon? to be released BeagleBone enhanced and it seems it will have
MPU6050 Triple Axis Accelerometer / Gyro and LPS331AP MEMS pressure sensor integrated as well as gigabit Ethernet. Good old 6050 should be replaced for a MPU9250 or so, not sure how good or Accurate the baro will be.

It will have double the amount of ram and will have two additional USB ports available. The makers are preparing for a crowdfunding campaign I heard.

I really like the extra USB and fast Ethernet. More ram is always welcome.

Read more about the BBE here.

I guess it will take off depending on availability and pricing.

Can’t wait for more details..

How Green Is Your Linux ArduPilot?


I recently discovered the very good looking BeagleBone Green (BBG) from seedstudio and i am thinking about buying one for another BBBmini build. I can tell you already that it will not only fly the copter or drive the rover but ….

They have removed the HDMI Port and power connector which probably reduces the weight. Pretty nice finish as far i can tell from the pictures, should look awesome with an Green BBBmini PCB on top i think.

There are additional connectors for I2C and UART0 for external components and debug purposes. One just needs to remember to buy the cables as well because they use a proprietary connector called “Grove”.

In Germany EXPtech is selling them here and here and it is around 10-15 bucks cheaper than the original BeagleBone Black.

Maybe as early Christmas present for myself i can justify to buy it right now or maybe should i ask my Finanzminister first ;)



BBBMINI is now Open Hardware

Mirko just released the BBBMINI Rev 1.4 as Open Hardware with the following improvements:

  • Connector for Ultra Sonic Range Finder HC-SR04
  • Voltage divider at pin RC_IN (RCIN) to connect 5V signals to RC_IN (RCIN), now it is possible to connect a 5V RX to the BBBmini without an external level shifter.


Read the full post on diydrones.com

BBBMINI DIYdrones group

We now have a BBBMINI – DIY Drones User group with Discussion Forum for hardware, software related topics and general exchange.

Were looking forward to welcome you on board and hearing about your build.


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