RE: [beagleboard] Where should I put useful knowledge about BeagleBones


You may want to add this schematic as well.

What I had to do to control the power to the Beagelbone was switch both the USB +5V (red wire)

And external 5V at the same time.

I found that I could not simply cut the red wire and power everything from the external 5V supply.

This setup allows me to power a device which requires more than the 500mA supplied by the USB.

(like high power WiFi and Bluetooth)



The community wiki is at Contributions
to cleaning that up and adding subpages would be greatly appreciated.
If you feel the content is final, we can talk about how to put it on For any project, I highly recommend creating a
link at If you have a cape available
for purchase, you should get it listed at