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How to build an embedded system?
An embedded system is built using a computer dedicated to a specific purpose, like a toaster, coffee machine, dish washer, thermostat or anti-lock brakes. You can think of an embedded system as a computer designed to not look like a computer and to automate things in the physical world. The BeagleBoard.org community is loaded with experts on building open source embedded systems, join our forum to connect.
Summary: BBBAndroid is mainly designed to enable users to run Android on our favorite embedded linux board (i.e. Beaglebone Black). “Demo Android app using BBBAndroid” project focuses on the demonstration of apps that can run on Android which makes use of some awesome peripherals support of the BeagleBone Black like ADC, GPIO, I2C, SPI, USB, CAN , PWM, UART etc. Future task could be to make simple APIs for interfacing BBB peripherals using NDK.
Summary: My project goal is to implement a kernel device driver for USB Playback device, USB mouse and keyboard using Android AOA protocol. Successful completion of this project will give support of multiple cape and peripherals in a single gadget. I’ll also focus on improving the USB framebuffer driver and develop corresponding android application for end user.
Contributor: Azizul Hakim
Mentors: Praveen Kumar Pendyala, Vlad Ungureanu, Vladimir Pantelic
BeagleSat - Enabling accurate magnetic field measurements on CubeSats#
Summary: Magnetic field measurements play an important role in Earth-orbiting satellites, such as attitude determination and scientific instrument pointing. Unless built specifically for high accuracy measurements, satellites usually come with significant magnetic sources of errors that severely degrade measurement accuracy. This GSoC project aims to implement algorithms that enable low-cost high quality magnetic field measurements on smaller spacecraft without booms using the BeagleBone platform.
Contributor: Niko Visnjic
Mentors: Steve Arnold, Alexander Hiam, Kumar Abhishek
NW.js (a.k.a node-webkit) based cross-platform getting-started app#
Summary: The cross-platform getting-started app will provide a tool for new users, that allows an easy and fast configuration of Beagle boards. Inexperienced users get the chance to start using Beagle quickly and most importantly hassle-free, allowing them to experience Linux and embedded systems.
Summary: The aim is to build a framework for easy communication between the ARM and PRUSS. Currently these features are provided by libprussdrv and linux kernel’s remoteproc infrastructure. However both have their limitation and require developers to hack kernel drivers to optimize them for their application. This project would develop a lightweight, robust easy-to-use, yet powerful communication framework for ARM-PRU, which would make life for beaglebone users a lot easier.
Summary: The aim of this project is to create a generic, multi channel bridge between userspace Linux and PRU, allowing developers to send and receive data seamlessly between ARM <— > PRU via creation of plugin driver.
Summary: The primary objective of this project is to maximize the utilization of BoneScript, enhancing the user-friendliness of Bone101, particularly for beginners. The focus is on streamlining processes such as uploading, downloading, and sharing tutorials to ensure a seamless and accessible experience. The overarching goal is to simplify these operations, catering to newcomers and making the platform more user-friendly for a broader audience.