Would anyone recommend this over the hackberry a10, snowball, cubieboard a20 or sbc of similar price to be used as a general purpose board? I want something that has a snappy cpu/gpu with a lot of flexibility in terms of functionality, like the option to use gpio.
I've only recently discovered these devices and am excited about the potential but struggling to work out which would be bes for my purposes. Basically I want to get into programming, controlling hardware etc but also want something that can play games and media without being too slow to load.
As I have assumed responsibility for the RoadTest programme, I have been working on outstanding issues; these kits were not shipped previously - they were shipped yesterday.
Congratulations to the testers; we look forward to your reviews of this exciting product.
Raimondas Klemka wrote:
I think it has a +, that it has duos tu runn along with main cpu.its all in one. and you can send comads to dous to control some PWMs ore something.
The SoC on the BeagleBoneBlack (and original white BeagleBone) has two Programmable Real-Time Units that are much more capable than an arduino.
You should take a look at this blog post http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/single-board_computers/next-gen_beaglebone/blog/2013/05/22/bbb--working-with-the-pru-icssprussv2 for more details
it's very good and amazing reflection of our upcoming future tech for our field. So much excitment about this.
Beagle BONE! Sweet Linux IO