The ‘EVB’ is a replacement Brain for LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 set, which like the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Programmable Brick is used to control the Motors and Sensors with a BeagleBoard ‘Black’ and interface board. It is 100% LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Compatible, allowing the use of the standard EV3 Software and yet is a far more powerful Processor than that of the LEGO EV3 Brick.
The following video shows the EVB driving a LEGO robot to solve Rubic’s Cube. Note that there is no EV3 used. The Building Instructions and Program used is from mindcuber.com. The EV3 Program was used as downloaded, and not undergo any modifications for it to run perfectly on the EVB.
Various BeagleBoard.org variants hosts a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar ARM Cortex A8 processor operating from 720 MHz to 1 GHz. Yet, the BeagleBoard.org is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The “Bone” may be used in a wide variety of projects from school science fair projects, to senior design projects and as well as for first prototypes of very complex systems.
Novice users may access the power of the Bone through the user friendly Bonescript environment that may be operated in MS Windows, the Mac OS X, or the Linux operating systems. Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone’s power using the underlying Linux-based operating system, a host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of Linux community open source libraries.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.