Evaluation Type: Evaluation Boards
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: RaspberryPi
What were the biggest problems encountered?: Installing the usb drivers on Windows
I finally receive the packet from Element 14
BIG THANK`S Element 14
Could it be…
Yes, yes it is the BeagleBone (if You can see the smile on my face)
and the box included:
BeagleBone board in anti-static bag of course SAFETY FIRST
the altoids can
wonder what is in side
SD 4 Gb sd card with Linux on it
Yep …”Explore Infinite Possibilies…”
But for the future You must be extra careful when You put the board in the can.
As a matter of fact the bottom side of the board is not protected against shortcut.
BE CAREFULLY when You putting it on conductive surface.
So I just put out the BeagleBord out of the box. I choose the Windows XP as my system in with I will be working with the board.
I try to install the USB driver on it (included on the sd card) but it doesn’t work at all.
The on one of the forum I read that is big problem with FTDI drivers for that board, and I found out about another when I try to install drivers
"The language isn't support to Automatic installaion driver system"
so You must install some extra language for Windows.
Later I found this page which was very helpful:
and another which I use to solve the FTDI driver problem:
THANK YOU GUYS FOR THAT
I finally use the Ethernet connection because I find out it will be the easiest way.
Just plug the board to the power supply and use the Ethernet cable to connect the board with Your router.
I use some program to find the BeagleBoard ip address and just write it on the Mozilla Firefox (with I used).
And the friendly Cloud9 software appears with demo programs.
- for the usb connection at Windows software
- for the lack of bottom side cover against shortcut
- for the high price for the shield
+for the price of BeagleBone
+for the design
+for the cloud9 software
+for demo programs
Might I suggest this website: http://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=BeagleBone_Capes , for finding the exact one you want. It's an impressive list. I personally like the looks of the DVI-D Cape from the makershed: http://www.makershed.com/DVI_D_Cape_for_BeagleBoard_BeagleBone_p/mkcce2.htm.
Nice review. Hope they solve Windows USB driver problem. Seems to be good hardware for a price.
Are you going to do further experiments with the board and post your findings?