- BeagleBone Black Hardware (50):
- 1ghz ARM CPU
- 512mb of Memory
- Storage on Flash Card or USB
- Graphics Accelerator and Floating Point Processor
- Initially developed by Texas Instruments in 2008. Current device seems to have been released at an RPi competitive price point.
- RPi Software:
- Vast selection of software available to meet development requirements.
- Initial impression is that user community is not as strong as that of the RPi.
- Provides 12bit resolution for Analog to Digital conversion via onboard hardware. Inputs must be below 1.8v.
- Supports several LCD displays as add-ons, called “capes”.
(1) The breadboard provides a voltage divider that uses a variable resistor to deliver a variable voltage for simulating a test measurement. It is also supporting a tri-colour LED as a status monitor while a test is running.
(2) LCD ‘cape’ shown is one of several options for a User Interface.