Tag Archives: Beagleboard

Beagle-Not-Board

I wandered over to the TI booth at the Embedded Systems Conference to check out the Beaglebone and the MSP430 Launchpad. We haven’t built any Beaglebones yet, but a few years back we took the Open source Beagleboard files and … Continue reading

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Open Source: What Is It Good For?

I’ve written about open source hardware (OSHW) a few times before. Like this and this. I’ve understood open source software for quite some time and over the past few years have been starting to get what open source hardware is … Continue reading

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Extra-Fine Pitch BGA Pads

One of the annoyances of the world of trade secrets and proprietariness is that we can’t all learn from each others’ experiences. That is important, and even generally necessary, in a competitive world. If you put in some hard work, … Continue reading

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Beagleboard Innovation

Open source hardware makes me happy. Open source has been around in the software world for a long time, but it’s still fairly new in the hardware dimension. I think 2009 might just be the year that OSHW reached critical … Continue reading

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Microcontroller in the Middle

I’ve written about Open Source hardware before, such as the Beagleboard and Arduino. Those are both great options for folks needing to get moving on embedded microcontroller development. The Arduino is pretty low-end and the Beagleboard is pretty high-end. I … Continue reading

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10 Electronic Things to be Thankful For in 2009

It’s that time of year when we take stock of what’s good in our little worlds. Since I’m writing this on my work blog, I’ll keep my top 10 items focused on work-related thingys. Number 10: Allocation!? Well, maybe. Nobody … Continue reading

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