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PocketBeagle WiFi DIY

Adding WiFi to PocketBeagle

For the next part of my series on PocketBeagle, I will show how to add WiFi connectivity to the board. This board doesn’t come with built-in WiFi like the Raspberry Pi Zero W. With a simple hack, I managed to add WiFi connectivity to it.

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Raspberry Pi Zero vs. PocketBeagle

Raspberry Pi Zero vs. PocketBeagle

Last year, both Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black released mini versions of their popular microcomputers: the Raspberry Pi Zero and PocketBeagle. I happened to own both and had a chance to compare. Which small-size single board computer (SBC) is better? It’s Raspberry Pi Zero vs. PocketBeagle after the jump.

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beaglebone black adc

Beaglebone Black ADC: Reading Analog Voltages

One of the most important things your microcontroller can do is read analog voltages. It is important particularly in interfacing with sensors where most throw varying voltage levels that represent varying physical quantities (temperature, pressure, etc.). Microcontrollers, including the Beaglebone Black, have analog to digital converters to do this. Here …

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beaglebone black blink LED

Beaglebone Black Blink LED using C++

The first thing I did when I had my Beaglebone Black (BBB) was toy with it using C++. The "hello world" of embedded programming is LED blinking so that's what I did. Note that the BBB has user-accessible on-board LEDs and controlling them is very similar to the method outlined here. …

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