Category:BeagleBoard Expansion Boards

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  • Expansion Board Support Information
  • Trainer Boards are now available from TinCanTools for $59.00
    • I2C interface(+3.3v or +5v selectable)
      • Can be used with the Nintendo Wii NunChuk interface
      • Pin compatible with WiiChuk Adapter
      • WiiChuk Adapter is available from SparkFun
    • SPI inteface (+3.3v)
    • GPIO's(+3.3v)
    • Large prototyping area (0.1" x 0.1" matrix with access to power bus)
    • Atmega328 processor (user programmable)
      • Arduino compatible
      • ATmega328 power is +3.3v or +5v selectable
      • Communicate to the ATmega328 via the BeagleBoard's second RS-232 uart
  • BeagleBoard Zippy expansion board is now available from TinCanTools for $79.00. basic specs are:
    • Battery Backed RTC
    • Second MMC slot
    • 10BaseT Ethernet
    • Second RS-232
    • +5V level I2C
    • AT24 EEPROM
  • BeagleServer expansion board is an Open Hardware project. Currently a high level design note is available, which describes the components to be used. It aims at the following specifications :
    • Aims at transforming a Beagleboard or IGEPv2 into a full-blown home server that could cater to home automation needs
    • Compatible with both the Beagleboard and the IGEPv2
    • 12V battery powered, or mains-powered (accepts 9 ~ 18V)
    • Enough power for an internal 2.5" or 3.5" hard-disk, USB-attached
    • +3.3V and +5V I2C; +5V I2C is buffered with a line buffer accepting a larger capacitance which allows I2C devices at distances up to 50m
    • I2C to 1-wire hub (using DS2482-800 which is supported by OWFS); plugging in 1-wire devices lights a LED which makes it easy to confirm if a 1-wire device is detected.
    • Real time clock with super-capacitor backup
    • Internal monitoring of the HW health (power supplies + temperature)
    • Some relays
    • Ethernet-based console port
    • a few other options (RS232 interface with CTS and RTS, SPI port, S-video, additional SD-card)
  • HY Research has some expansion board basics and example.
  • Beaglebot uses a custom extension board.
  • Leopard Board, a Beagle buddy web camera
  • There is also a VGA DB15 adapter board under development for the Rev C2 board. It should be available through a yet to be annnounced outlet.

In Canada, check out [RobotCraft] in London, Ontario for expansion boards.