Slide Deck for Ubuntu Ohio Educational Session 2013-01
The Joy of BeagleBoardUbuntu Ohio Local Community Team Educational Session 2013-01Presented by Stephen Michael Kellat 28 January 2013
Some Ground Rules● Please follow along with the presentation in IRC as there will be requests to switch to different pages of the slide deck● As we go along, please hold your questions until the end● If a question cannot be answered immediately, it may be “parked” to be addressed directly via e-mail at a later time after the session. Please make sure your Launchpad profile has your correct e-mail address and your IRC handle shown so that you can be contacted.● This session is not credit-bearing and is not intended for use within any academic program at the present time
A BeagleBoard-xM with a power supply, HDMIcable, Cat5 cable, two USB hubs, and a smallform factor Bluetooth dongle attached while theunit is powered up.
What is it?● An ARM board● A low power device● A sometimes cranky device
A Sometimes Cranky Device● The device is based around a System on Chip (“SoC”) – It cannot be upgraded – If part of the SoC fails, the whole thing may die● There is only 512 megabytes of memory● On occasion, in lieu of core dumps, the network controller and/or the USB controller will just cease to function in an overload situation● No Real Time Clock – NTP must be installed and a network connection must be presented