Autodesk's Ember announcement at OSHWA Summit

Anyone at the summit? Seems that Autodesk announced some sort of BeagleBone derivative for on open hardware SLA 3D printer. Perspectives?

https://preview.hs-sites.com/_hcms/preview/content/3347838857?_preview=true&preview_key=qJ9W8Fbk&portalId=1545937

https://www.facebook.com/dfustini/posts/10208017380860750

Anyone at the summit? Seems that Autodesk announced some sort of BeagleBone derivative for on open hardware SLA 3D printer. Perspectives?

https://preview.hs-sites.com/_hcms/preview/content/3347838857?_preview=true&preview_key=qJ9W8Fbk&portalId=1545937

It is pretty cool more and more people are using the beaglebone as kind of a reference board - For projects such as these. So it’s good for beagleboard.org, and probably TI too . . . But I’m not sure how this is useful for the community in general.

*Anyone at the summit? Seems that Autodesk announced some sort of

BeagleBone derivative for on open hardware SLA 3D printer. Perspectives?*

*https://preview.hs-sites.com/_hcms/preview/content/3347838857?_preview=true&preview_key=qJ9W8Fbk&portalId=1545937
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It is pretty cool more and more people are using the beaglebone as kind of
a reference board - For projects such as these. So it's good for
beagleboard.org, and probably TI too . . . But I'm not sure how this is
useful for the community in general.

Can improvements to the software stack benefit BeagleBone Black users?

Can improvements to the software stack benefit BeagleBone Black users?

That depends on what software is in question, and which user we’re talking about. If we’re talking something specific to this open sourced project. Then the answer is no, not really. If we’re talking about kernel / module improvements, or often used Debian tools. Then yeah, sure.

Are you saying that this company, with this project is improving the beaglebone by way of creating / fixing / improving existing kernel code, module code, or Debian software ? Because if they’re not doing any of these things, then to me, their project is moot.

Don’t get me wrong I think it is still great that companies are coming out with open sourced stuff like this. It’s just not that useful for me, and many others I’m sure.

With that said, it would have been a greater service to document the build process from start to finish - 100% Software, hardware, and in sort of a diary fashion. But yes, that would have been a lot more work. Probably more work than anyone could really expect from another person, or entity.