Success using beaglebone as a product and what do you use your beaglebone for

Hello, are there any success stories of products made with a beaglebone? :slight_smile: In which area is beaglebone being used as a product? And what do you use it for?

Thanks

I am successfully doing security penetration testing using multiple Beagles connected via Xbee/Zigbee networking from distances of up to a mile away.

I use the BBB and BB for nodes in a local Network to test out Cloud Computing Deployment and Management ideas.

I have Master/Slave DB servers and File systems that connect over several servers on my local network.

I also use BBB as a SSH jump Host for VPN access to Closed Networks.

The BB and BBB are great examples on Unix servers for many uses here in the Development Lab.

e.m.g.
http://myCloudWatcher.com/

Not really a commercial product, but still an appliance: I'm using one
of my Beaglebones as a server for RTL dongle. I can sit at my desktop
and access the receiver located in a place with better reception
conditions than where my computer is.

j.

I am thinking about an image processing application but i am not sure if it’s going to work well. I am going to use OPENCV for face recognition

We are using the BBB in our prototype home consumer electronics device. We built a custom cape and are using the BBB to drive it, process data, and wireless networking. The final device likely will not be a BBB (although may be based on am335x) but for rapid prototyping it has been great (and really cost-effective)

We have started using it as the next-generation embedded controller in our line of pulse generators and other laboratory instruments (http://www.avtechpulse.com/). It replaces a Z-World / Rabbit / Digi / whatever-they're-called-today RCM3200 embedded controller.

The BB controls the internal instrument functions, and also provides command communications via GPIB, RS-232, ssh, http (using shellinabox), telnet, and VXI-11. A custom shell provides a user console for the serial/ssh/shellinabox/telnet clients.

We've written a perl/linux VXI client, for anyone interested in such things: http://www.avtechpulse.com/options/vxi/client. VXI is really fantastic for avoiding the hell of GPIB drivers on linux.

It's been great using standard Linux tools to do this, compared to the very-limited and non-standard C tools provided with the RCM3200.

The main difficulties were stripping down the boot times to something reasonable for a benchtop instrument (they are ~8 seconds now, by tweaking the kernel compilation options), and providing safe shutdown (using FULL data+metadata journaling on the filesystem, with a supercap providing just enough time to cleanly use a magic sysrq to force the filesystem into readonly mode before shutdown).

The GPMC interface is great for providing high-speed parallel I/O, but boy, you sure have to read the manual to make that work.

We use Fedora as the distro.

- Mike

Interesting---how do you provide GPIB on BBB?

The GPMC bus connects to a National Instruments TNT4882 IC, with appropriate level translators. (The newer TNT5002 can probably be used without level translators).

- Mike

Hi mjc, did you find TNT4882 or TNT5002 for cheaper than $1040 as they are listed on NI’s site? Thanks,
-Andy

Mike…

Would you mind posting a few more details on the power-control solution using the supercap, along with information on how the magic sysrq is generated by the safe-shutdown hardware? Did you put the safe-shutdown hardware on a cape?

Are you running Fedora on the BBB? If you are, do you think it would be problematic to implement the fs journaling changes in Angstrom or Debian?

Thanks,

Mark

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