Discovering the BeagleBone Black

The BeagleBone Black is a fantastic tool. It's tiny, with Linux, with a lot of inputs/outputs, with an ethernet port, a micro SD slot... You can even connect a HDMI screen. It costs only $45. Amazing!

Managing the inputs and outputs is easy with the provided JavaScript library. Because it's Linux you can also use the pre-installed Pyhton, C++ or install something else like Ruby.

To me it's an easy way to build a test server. I will also use the BeagleBone Black to monitor Native French Speech website in real time.

I still have to grasp how to use the serial communication protocols efficiently.

More on the official website: The books Bad to the Bone and Getting Started with BeagleBone are very useful to learn how to use the BeagleBone Black.