2017-03-19 BeagleBone Debian images published

Debian 8.7 (Jessie) 2017-03-19 images are now published on https://beagleboard.org/latest-images, but this version isn’t likely to live more than a few weeks before we push yet another. The big update here is eliminating the need to install drivers for any of Windows, Mac or Linux host users when working over USB networking. This was accomplished by updating the default RNDIS interface to use a USB class/subclass/protocol recommended by Microsoft for users of Windows Vista and newer. To support Mac OS X out of the box, we added a second virtual network interface supporting the CDC-ECM mode, rather than RNDIS. Mac users are no … Continue reading 2017-03-19 BeagleBone Debian images published

Baby Monitor using BeagleBone and MIMO Smart Baby Monitor sensor (part 1)

I’m a new dad and consider myself a technology innovator, so it is probably to be expected that I’d look for high-tech ways to monitor my baby, beyond the standard remote cameras. Of course, not all the ways I want to monitor are really easy to reproduce, but the folks at Rest Devices have done something scalable. They created the MIMO Smart Baby Monitor. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy to send data back from the sensor, making it very easy to connect to a BeagleBone Black (or SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green) using a BLE dongle (such as http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Bluetooth-Adapter-Raspberry-Compatible/dp/B009ZIILLI as we did … Continue reading Baby Monitor using BeagleBone and MIMO Smart Baby Monitor sensor (part 1)