The LC4500 Cape provides a portable DLP projector solution for BeagleBone boards. The WXGA projector, controlled by a TI DLPC350, sits below the LC4500 control board. The Beaglebone plugs in "upside down" to the topside of the board. Trigger and synchronization signals are routed to the BeagleBone to support triggering of events. An SPI bus is routed from the BeagleBone to a connector on the LC4500 to communicate with other devices (such as an ADC). Control of the DLPC350 is accomplished with I2C commands from the BeagleBone.
Initial public release.
- BeagleBone LC4500 Cape revision C is supported by Debian 3.8 release and later
- Major BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here.
- Intermediate BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here
Please follow the instructions here to write the image file to your SD card on a Windows machine.
- A LC4500 Controller Cape
- A BeagleBone (with supported software)
- A 12V DC power supply (we recommend 12V - 5A)
- A 5V DC power supply (recommended when re-flashing BeagleBone)
Following the instructions below to start using your BeagleBone LC4500 Cape:
- Make sure you have an SD image file that supports the LC4500 Cape.
- We recommend when re-flashing and SD image file that the BeagleBone is standalone (not plugged in to LC4500).
- Install SDCard, Power up with 5V DC power supply (press SXX at power up to load SD Image)
- Cover 5VDC power connector with tape !
- Make sure LC4500 is configured to support BeagleBone (see xxxx)
- Power up LC4500 with 12 VDC. Don't plug in 12 VDC power-supply to BeagleBone!!
- Projector will power up with initial splash screen, then switch to BeagleBone X-window screen.
- Make sure BeagleBone is connected to network
- Connect to BeagleBone with 'ssh -l root beaglebone.local
You can start using the board.
Followings are some specifications of the LC4500 Cape:
|Power||5V via BeagleBone header|
|DLP Chipset||DLP4500 / DLPC350|
|Display Type||WXGA RGB Projector|
|Connectors||One SPI bus header|
|Two 5-position male header (triggers)|
|Size||112 mm x 96 mm|
The BeagleBone LC4500 Cape uses every cape signals including:
|Board Name||BeagleBone LC4500 Cape|
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