Monitor the CPU temperature of your Beaglebone Black. via inspire.logicsupply
The BeagleBone Black is rated for operation at ambient temperatures from 0-to-50C (32-to-122F).
In many applications it can be helpful to know what temperature the CPU is running at. The Texas Instrument AM3358 ARM Cortex processor (CPU) has a built-in temperature sensors to ensure safe operation. In this tutorial we’ll explore how this temperature sensor information can be easily accessed and displayed with just a few simple lines of code.
What You Will Need
You may want to consider a BeagleBone Starter kit.
BeagleBone expandable case Orange or Black (recommended)
AC adapter 5 Volts, 2 Amp (optional)
Debian Linux distribution (pre-loaded on Rev C)
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