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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: Integrate node-beagle-boot to Etcher and add features like U-boot console on boot up, TCT/IP proxy server, grab latest images from beagleboard.org to BeagleBoot (electron app), developed last year during GSoC.
Fixing Bugs in BoneScript and Improve BeagleBone UI#
Summary: BoneScript is an existing Node.js library specifically optimized for the Beagle family and featuring familiar Arduino function calls, exported to the browser.The BoneScript library provides several functions for easy interaction with hardware which otherwise would have required the users to manipulate the SysFs files directly(assuming use of no other libraries),which is obviously confusing for a beginner-level user.
Contributor: Vaishnav M.A.
Mentors: Jason Kridner, Anuj Deshpande, Micheal Welling
Summary: This project is basically to rebrain the previous Speak and Spell by Texas Instruments, and generate open source code for it . This is a Linux application which can be reproduced. The added features include offline speech recognition…using CMU Sphinx…to provide more robust features.
Contributor: Anirban Banik
Mentors: Eric Weish, Anuj Deshpande, Zubeen Tolani, Hunyue Yau, Andrew Henderson
Summary: The PyPRUSS is a python binding/API for controlling the PRUs . It provides an easy to use python-based interface for loading firmware, controlling execution and interrupts/memory management for the PRUs, therefore shortening the learning curve for users new to PRU programming. Currently, the PyPRUSS uses PASM for its examples and communicates using the older Userspace IO (UIO) Driver.
Contributor: Mohammed Muneeb
Mentors: Kumar Abhishek, Patryk Mężydło, ZeekHuge, S. Lockwood-Childs