As part of Make’s video series Projects with Ryan Slaugh, they posted this video on how to boost your BeagleBone Black.
In this episode of Projects with Ryan Slaugh, I dive in to schematic capture and layout to make a breakout board for the BeagleBone Black.
The BeagleBone Black is great for connecting to sensors, motors, LCDs, and a variety of other hardware given the amount of digital and analog IO available. The aim with this project was to make a system that could control higher voltage loads (up to 220v), measure current on those loads, give easy access to analog input, and make available all of the digital IO, PWM pins, and the I2C bus–all while being able to be controlled over a network. To facilitate such connections, it was necessary to create a custom printed circuit board (PCB).
Each Tuesday is BeagleBone Black Day here at Adafruit! What is the BeagleBone? The BeagleBones are a line of affordable single-board Linux computers (SBCs) created by Texas Instruments. New to the Bone? Grab one of our Adafruit BeagleBone Black Starter Packs and check out our extensive resources available on the Adafruit Learning System including a guide to setting up the Adafruit BeagleBone IO Python Library. We have a number of Bone accessories including add-on shields (called “capes”) and USB devices to help you do even more with your SBC. Need a nice display to go along with your Bone? Check out our fine selection of HDMI displays, we’ve tested all of them with the Beagle Bone Black!