Project Type: BeagleBone, Electronics
Software: None. Done through terminal ssh
Kits/Part Source: Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black Kit, PowerSwitch Tail II
Project Source: Getting Started with BeagleBone by Matt Richardson
IKEA Rating - 10
The instructions were well written and easy to follow. The pictures are accurate and the terminal commands are are explained with each step.
Tony Stark Rating - 1
The reader will need to know a little bit about how to wire electronic components to a breadboard.
Mr. Wizard Rating - 10
The first little exercise covers how use GPIO pin 44 as an output by controlling and LED.
The next exercise covers how to use GPIO pin 45 as an input by reading a momentary push button.
The book then goes on to cover how to control a lamp by wiring the BeagleBone Black to a PowerSwitch Tail II.
It works by controlling the PowerSwitch Tail II with Shell Scripts
Then the book explains how the Shell Scripts can be scheduled by using Cron.
There are some minor differences but it is almost exactly like the projects I did with the Raspberry Pi.