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Explore the high-performance, low-power world with the tiny, affordable, open-source Beagles. Putting Android, Ubuntu and other Linux flavors at your fingertips, the Beagle family revs as high as 1GHz with flexible peripheral interfaces and a proven ecosystem of feature-rich "Cape" plug-in boards. BeagleBone Black The benchmark for open hardware Linux computers. Get the workhorse 1GHz AM335x ARM® Cortex-A8 processor, expanded peripherals, low power consumption and open source software compatibility. Learn more » What can these boards do? The Beagles are tiny open-hardware (you could make one yourself), open-software computers that plug into whatever you have around the house. BeagleBone This previous generation Beagle is powered by a 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and includes power management, microSD card with Linux, built-in FTDI-based serial / JTAG and on-chip Ethernet. Learn more » Product Comparison Table Cool Projects More Projects » Featured Capes & Accessories

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New $89 open-source motherboard runs full Linux OS News By Agam Shah October 31, 2011 12:55 PM ET IDG News Service - An open-source hardware group on Monday announced an $89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices. BeagleBoard's BeagleBone development board is targeted at the open-source hardware community, which includes hobbyists and engineers writing code for hardware with open-source specifications. TinyG Pre-Release If you are interested in TinyG please understand that it is still very much in development, and you will probably want to upgrade the firmware at some point in the future. TinyG now has a bootloader installed which makes updating your firmware a matter of a few commands and a USB cable! Like to know more about TinyG?

Huge water and light VU meter plus more This is the senior design project for a group at the University of Vermont. It’s a wet, bubbly, blinky, interactive thing. Each column is a clear tube filled with water, with a string of fully addressable RGB LEDs suspended in the center. In idle mode, the lights scroll through a series of interesting patterns while the water is filled with bubbles to add some depth to the presentation. Trim-Slice Haifa, Israel – 9-Aug-2011 – CompuLab, manufacturer of Trim-Slice – the first ARM Cortex-A9 miniature desktop powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2, is announcing a new Trim-Slice model and is reaching out to the open-source community with Trim-Slice developers program. Trim-Slice H further extends the usability of ARM on the desktop by incorporating an accessible bay for a 2.5” SATA hard-disk inside the Trim-Slice miniature fanless casing. “High-capacity and affordable storage is a vital element of the PC experience” said Irad Stavi, Director of Business Development at CompuLab. “With Trim-Slice H, ARM users are no longer deprived of choice when it comes to storage.”

G-code This page tries to describe the flavour of G-codes that the RepRap firmwares use and how they work. The main target is additive fabrication using FFF/FDM processes. Codes for print head movements follow the NIST RS274NGC G-code standard, so RepRap firmwares are quite usable for CNC milling and similar applications, too. There are a few different ways to prepare GCode for a printer. One is to use a slicer like Skeinforge or Cura. These programs take a CAD model, slice it into layers, and output the GCode required for each layer.

android Android devices, while unable to put their wireless cards into monitor mode, can still be used to sniff wireless traffic. they are just limited to traffic that goes through them. So to get data to pass through your android device other than its own data we need to have it act as a rogue access point. A rogue access point is an AP that you will control and have your “clients” or *cough”victims*cough* connect to. android 2.2 has this ability to act as a mobile hotspot built in, 2.1 and earlier version will need Wireless Tether for Root Users. I actually prefer the 3rd party app the Android’s built in ability as it offers many more features. And in case this was not obvious from the start, you will need root to preform anything in this article.

Arduino GCode Interpreter This page describes something which is no longer the most recent version. For the replacement version see: G-code This page has been flagged as containing duplicate material that Darwin/Arduino GCode Interpreter also attempts to cover.These pages should be merged such that both pages do not attempt to cover the duplicate topics. This page has now been superseded.

Tiny Pluggable Linux ARM Computers Are Red-Hot The new wave of fun geek toys is inexpensive, hackable, tiny Linux-powered ARM computers, and they're red hot. This is the year to go small. The ARM platform has been around for a long time, and nearly everyone has used an ARM-powered device. ARM CPUs come in 32-bit, 64-bit, and multiple core flavors. They are paired with amazing tiny powerful GPUs that deliver high-end video in mobile phones, tablets, media players, game consoles, calculators, routers, backup drives, GPS devices, e-readers, set-top boxes and digital video recorders, robots, 3D printers, home automation, and cameras. ARM Holdings claims that over 20 billion ARM-based chips have shipped since they were developed. Dank Grbl is a free, open source, high performance CNC milling controller written in optimized C that will run on a straight Arduino. Get the code at Github | Follow Grbl on Twitter MIT Center for Bits and Atoms designed a beautifyl snap fit CNC machine controlled by Grbl.

4 Fine Linux ARM Distros The ARM platform is exploding like a mad wet cat out of the bath. Here are four good distros cram-full of ARM fun. Linux has had ARM support since forever, but it's been bumpy. There are hundreds of vendors of ARM devices (see Tiny Pluggable Linux ARM Computers Are Red-Hot for a sampling), all shoving their own personal hacked code out the door as fast as possible. This made Linux support complicated and unwieldy, to the point that Linus Torvalds threatened to stop accepting ARM changes in the mainline Linux kernel. So, in classic Linux fashion, vendors and developers banded together and coordinated and consolidated their efforts, formed the Linaro non-profit engineering organization, and performed a sizable cleanup of redundant and bad code.

Raspberry Pi faces challenge from Android-based rivals 23 May 2012Last updated at 08:54 ET Powered by a WonderMedia ARM processor, the APC offers an alternative to the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi computer faces fresh competition from two Asian micro-PC rivals.