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Download Bad to the Bone: crafting electronic systems with BeagleBone by Steven Barrett, Jason Kridner PDF

By Steven Barrett, Jason Kridner

This finished e-book presents specified fabrics for either amateur and skilled programmers utilizing all BeagleBone editions which host a strong 32-bit, super-scalar TI Sitara ARM Cortex A8 processor. Authored by means of Steven F. Barrett and Jason Kridner, a professional ECE educator besides the founding father of Beagleboard.org, respectively, the paintings can be utilized in a wide selection of tasks from technological know-how reasonable tasks to college classes and senior layout tasks to first prototypes of very advanced structures. newbies may well entry the facility of the "Bone" during the effortless Bonescript examples. pro clients might take complete good thing about the Bone's energy utilizing the underlying Linux-based working method, a bunch of function extension forums (Capes) and a large choice of Linux neighborhood open resource libraries. The booklet comprises heritage concept on procedure operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples. Examples for amateur clients are headquartered on motivational, enjoyable robotic tasks whereas complicated initiatives stick with the topic of assistive know-how and picture processing applications.

Key Features:

  • Provides distinctive examples for all BeagleBone versions, together with the latest "next iteration" BeagleBone Black
  • BeagleBone is a low in cost, open undefined, expandable machine first brought in november 2011 by way of beagleboard
  • BeagleBone variations, together with the unique BeagleBone and the hot beaglebone black, hosts a robust 32-bit, super-scalar arM Cortex A8 processor
  • BeagleBone is sufficiently small to slot in a small mint tin box
  • "Bone" can be used in a large choice of tasks from center university technological know-how reasonable initiatives to college classes and senior layout tasks to first prototypes of very advanced systems
  • Novice clients may well entry the ability of the bone throughout the straight forward bonescript environment
  • Seasoned clients may possibly take complete benefit of the Bone's energy utilizing the underlying Linux-based working system
  • A host of function extension forums (Capes) and a wide selection of Linux group open resource libraries are available
  • The e-book presents an creation to this strong machine and has been designed for a wide selection of users
  • The ebook comprises historical past idea on process operation coupled with many well-documented, illustrative examples
  • Examples for amateur clients are founded on motivational, enjoyable robotic projects
  • Advanced initiatives stick with the subject matter of assistive know-how and snapshot processing applications

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Jason Kridner, a longtime expert Software Applications Engineer responsible for all Beagle software and co–author of this textbook, of Texas Instruments told Gerald the goal was to design a processor board that would fit in a small mint tin box. After multiple board revisions, Gerald was able to meet the desired form factor. BeagleBone enjoyed a fast development cycle. From a blank sheet of paper starting point to full production was accomplished in 90 days. New designs at Texas Instruments are given a code name during product development.

For example, it is possible to use a JavaScript timer to call a function once every second. var mytimer = setInterval(myfunction, 1000); Here “myfunction” is passed to setInterval as the first argument and the second argument is the number of milliseconds between when the timer goes off to call the function. “myfunction” will be called without any arguments provided to it. “mytimer” contains a reference to the timer that can be used to disable the timer using clearInterval. We’ll discuss JavaScript timers in a bit more detail later in this chapter.

These include the following: • the if statement, • the if–else construct, • the if–else if–else construct, and the 34 2. 7: Autonomous robot within maze. • switch statement. The if statement will execute the code between an open and close bracket set should the condition within the if statement be logically true. Example: We use autonomous, maze navigating robots several times throughout the book as electronic systems examples. An autonomous, maze navigating robot is equipped with sensors to detect the presence of maze walls and navigate about the maze.

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