Jay Doscher has been sharing a few projects on his Polyideas.com site using Adafruit pieces, including the above video featuring the use of a PowerBoost Breakout to power a BeagleBone Black with a LiPoly battery. The video below shows his approach to assembling the Adafruit PowerBoost.
I’m working on a new BeagleBone Black project that includes a portable power supply- and the Adafruit Powerboost lets me run the setup off a single LiPo battery. Here’s the first couple videos in the process.
Now that we’ve got the PowerBoost assembled, we can string together some of the basics. There’s more to see in the near future, but this video gives you an idea of the direction we’re going.
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