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Contest Announcements

The BeagleBoard Software Design Contest has now been replaced with the BeagleBoard Sponsored Projects Program (formerly known as contest #3). The biggest difference is that we'll be giving 2 boards per week to projects as they are approved, rather than waiting until they are completed.

Also, successfully completed projects may be rewarded with higher-end OMAP3530-derived systems, such as a Gumstix Overo EVM kit or a Always Innovating Touch Book (BeagleBoard based).

You are encouraged to make your entries now.

If your project is listed as a winner and you haven't received your board, check with beagleship at

Contest #2

Contest #2 is finished. See winners.

Welcome to BeagleBoard contest #2. This contest is about giving away one BeagleBoard Rev C2 to the winner and another one to the runner-up. Judges will determine criteria and won't be eligible for winning the contest. Schedule:

  • Final project updates: Friday, February 27, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Voting goes over weekend, end: Sunday, March 1, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Shipping board to winner: Monday, March 2, 2009

BeagleBoard revision C2 will have working USB HOST (EHCI) and newest OMAP3 silicon revision. By this contest you will get before this revision is publicly available by DigiKey (~end of March 2009).

Contest #1

Contest #1 is finished. See winners.

Welcome to BeagleBoard contest #1. This contest is about give-away one BeagleBoard Rev C2 to winner and another to the runner-up. Judges will determine criteria and won't be eligible for winning the contest. Schedule:

  • Final project updates: Friday, January 9, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Voting goes over weekend, end: Sunday, January 11, 2009 (afternoon)
  • Shipping board to winner: Monday, January 12, 2009

BeagleBoard revision C2 will have working USB HOST (EHCI) and newest OMAP3 silicon revision. By this contest you will get it ~2 month before this revision is publicly available by DigiKey (~March 2009).

Project ideas

Here are some ideas which projects would be nice to be done by this contest. But don't hesitate to add your cool project below even if it doesn't match any of these ideas:

  • Stable musb
    • ISOCH support
    • High-speed USB TV tuner support
    • Hot-plug support for OTG (host and client)
  • USB Digital TV tuner (either ATSC or DVB-T)
    • Hauppauge HVR950 suggested as reference
  • Projection TV coupled with the Pico
  • Audio record
  • Latest kernel version
  • USB camera support
    • gspca driver - need to validate with multiple cameras
    • UVC driver (I understood from Koen this is working)
  • Fixing bugs listed on
  • Android port and various applications
  • EHCI support (done)
  • USB support in u-boot (partially done by first contest, but still needs work)
  • Consumer IR remote control via LIRC (already in feed; do 'opkg lirc')

See also BeagleBoard/Ideas-2009 for more ideas.

Contest projects

Please add your project you like to participate at Sponsored Projects Program (contest #3) to Sponsored Projects Program projects. Please add the project to projects, too. If you add a new project here, please append it at the end of list below. Then we can rely on numbering if talking about projects (e.g. "I like project 3.1.1").

If you like to join Sponsored Projects Program (contest #3), please add your project here the same way like done for contest #1 and #2 below. If you participated already previous contests, please copy your project description to this contest, again. This will let everybody know that the project is still alive and that you want to participate Sponsored Projects Program.

Approved projects

From the project proposals, approved projects will get a BeagleBoard Rev C at the beginning of their project to help them execute:

Project Approved Comment Jason Koen Dirk Steve Hunyue Mans Gregoire
Plan 9 OS Porting
Revolt 2405 Week 19 5 points
Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support Week 19 4 points
Accelerated USB Graphics Adapter Week 21 5 points
picoFlamingo Week 22 4 votes
Beagle Synth Week 22 4 votes
USB Scope Week 23 4 votes
Irrlicht Week 23 6 votes
BeagleHam Week 24 6 votes
Apertus Digital Cinema Camera Week 25 4 points
Handheld Lab Week 26 5 votes
TCF Agent Port Week 26 4 votes
Beagle-Traveler Week 27 4 votes
OMAP Emulator Week 28 3 votes
TUD:OS on Beagleboard Week 28 4 votes
QEMUonARM Week 29 4 votes
EGLIBC Support Week 29 4 votes
RT-Beagle Week 30 3 votes
ONAS Week 30 3 votes
Math-NEON Week 32 5 votes
Device for Cerebral Palsy Kids Week 32 3 votes
Turk Platform Week 33 3 votes
hApplause Week 33 3 votes
eLazarillo Week 35 1 vote
PREEMPT_RT Week 35 3 votes
HDDM Week 37 3 votes
BeagleVision Week 37 3 votes
DJ Audio / Video Mixer Week 39 5 votes
An individual lowcost schoolcomputer Week 39 4 votes
Disko - UI Application Framework Week 42 4 votes
ESITeam Week 42 3 votes
DVB-T_Receiver Week 43 8 votes
UPnP/DLNA AV client renderer and transcoding server Week 43 2 votes
Speed-Reader Week 45 3 votes
Beagle-Arduino hybrid robot Week 45 2 votes
XBMC Arm Port Week 49 3 votes
Portable monocular SLAM system Week 49 2 votes
MythBeagle 2010 - Week 2 4 votes
nullDC / Beagle 2010 - Week 2 2 votes
BeaglePod 2010 - Week 3 4 votes
Beagle SecMon 2010 - Week 3 3 votes
miniECG 2010 - Week 10 3 votes
PortablePlateRec 2010 - Week 10 3 Votes
Touchscreen LCD support
MyGTee handheld
Beagle Tourister
Medical Notebook
Remote Bill Board
Wacom Tablet driver for Beagle Board
Homebrew SmartPhone
Beagleboard Carputer
Digital Multimedia frame
(Speech) Scrambler Beagle 1
Beagle Utility
Debugging Support Over MUSB 1
Add CMOS 5mpix sensor
Beagle Guard
BeagleBoard Open LCD
Distant Camera
Autonomous Aerial and Ground Vehicles
Beagle Interactive Whiteboard
Spheric Video System
Buildroot support for Beagleboard
All-in-one device for teachers
Minix3 OS On Beagle Board
Go Green Beagle
Earth Jukebox
Jarvis Iron Man suit control
Beagle Unmanned Terrestrial Vehicle B-UTV
Beagle Novel Fire Detection System
Internet Controlled Security System & Live Video Streaming
All in one motion/person tracking and graphics projection system
Streaming between devices using WiFi
Beagle - Who am I?
Quad Rotor Vision-based Controller
Beagle Vehicular box
OpenCV- Haar Training on DSP 2011 - Week 6
BeagleBoard ROS tutorials

Rule: In each week, each judge has two points (two "1") to enter for his favorite project. The two projects with the most votes will be approved. The plan is to have final decision every Friday morning.

Spy Robo

  • Title: Spy Robo using beagle board
  • Short project description: Spy Robot is a project intend to make a robot which can transmit videos and audio over wifi to a host system [computer]. This strategy is similar to many parenting control software like Also it has temperature and pressure sensors which transmit readings to the host systems.The goal is to use a usb webcam to capture and Robot control signals should be made via host system, pwm drivers would drive dc motors that moves robot.
  • Homepage:not yet
  • Contact: sandeepk87 on

BeagleBoard ROS tutorials

  • Title: BeagleBoard ROS tutorials
  • Short project description: The BeagleBoard is ideal platform for robotics, from small wheeled robots to larger humanoids. It's high processing power combined with low power consumption and small form factor make it ideal for it. However for Mechanical Engineers and other people with less background in software it could be a difficult to start. This project aims to create a large set of tutorials for the BeagleBoard. Things like installing Ubuntu, getting wifi acces and running ROS (Robot operating System) on it will be explained.
  • Homepage: To be created.
  • Expected results: A set of easy to follow tutorials on the website and opensource pdf books.
  • Contact: lennartm on

Streaming between devices using WiFi

  • Title: Streaming between devices using WiFi
  • Short project description: This project aims to provide communication between two devices using WiFi connection. Once the connection is established streaming could be done between two devices. One device will provide streaming data and other device will be attached to display device using HDMI or DVI.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Connection between two devices, and capability of streaming.
  • Contact: virji on

Revolt 2405

  • Title: Revolt 2405
  • project:
  • Short project description: First mission of a first person shooter style game using Ogre3D.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Expected results would be to have a playable game demo using Ogre3D for rendering. There will be sound and music. For controls I want to have the option of using keyboard and mouse or using controls like those found on hand held gaming devices. We would also like to have this playable on a small LCD as well as on a monitor connected to the DVI port.
  • Contact: n2vdy at yahoo dot com or dbatzle at dcbcyber dot com

Touchscreen LCD support

  • Title: Touchscreen LCD support
  • project: Add link
  • Short project description: The project will add the touch screen support to Beagle board

The following are the components that i am planning of using

Another option is buying a full LCD with touch screen option

  • Expected results:
    • Linux driver to add LCD with touch screen support
    • The breakout board (preferably single layered as it can be created at home) gerber for attaching with beagle which will be created using FreePcb ( can see the photos of my RFID Based Access Control system project there.
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method
  • Contact: pradheep_sh[at]tce[.]edu

Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support

  • Title: Official Gentoo Linux ARMv7 support
  • project:
  • Short project description: Build ARMv7 optimized packages and stages for Gentoo Linux created officially by Gentoo developers.
  • Description: The project is for providing official support for ARMv7-based devices like the Beagleboard, we will provide stages and packages optimized for ARMv7 processors so any owner of an ARMv7 device can get an optimized system. At the moment Gentoo only provides and supports ARMv4 and ARMv5TE, therefore we would like to expand our official support to the more powerful ARMv7 subarchitecture.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Allow Gentoo users to have ARMv7 optimized stages and packages.
    • Document the installation on the provided boards.
  • Contact: armin76[at]gentoo[.]org , solar[at]gentoo[.]org

TUD:OS on Beagleboard

  • Title: TUD:OS on Beagleboard
  • project: [1]
  • Short project description: Port the L4-Microkernel based TUD:OS Operating System to the Beagleboard
  • Homepage: will follow
  • Description:
    • What the heck? The TUD:OS operating system is a L4 microkernel based operating system, with good real-time and security properties, developed at the TU Dresden.
    • Microkernel-based: The microkernel approach allows it to to reduce the trusted computing base (the amount of code that has to be trusted) by running small trusted applications side by side with non-trusted applications, all as unprivileged user mode applications. Further, it is possible to run real-time applications side-by side with non real-time applications. Also device driver run in user-mode and thus a crash of a device driver will not lead to an whole system crash and in the best case the driver can be restarted and the system will keep on running.
    • Familiar Environment: While offering the above mentioned vantages, TUD:OS still offers a familiar environment by the possibility to run one or more instances of L4Linux. L4Linux is a Linux port the Fiasco microkernel which is binary compatible to native Linux but runs in deprivilieged usermode.
    • What do we get from this project? Briefly: A fundament to build embedded [realtime] systems [with a exceptionally small trusted computing base]. Further a possibility to run multiple virtualized linux instances on the beagleboard. A good documentation how to build such systems. And last but not least a (hopefully cool ;) demo showing that it acutally works , perhaps like the one found at (somewhat outdated).
  • Contact: dvogt[at]os[.]inf[.]tu-dresden[.]de (Dvogt)


  • Title: picoFlamingo
  • project:
  • Short project description: A portable presentation system for the BeagleBoard and the picoDLP projector
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • An application to perform presentations including 3D elements.
    • A basic hardware specification for a portable presentation system.
    • A remote interface for wireless control of the presentation.
    • A demonstration of the possibilities provided by the BeagleBoard, the OMAP 3 platform and the picoDLP.
    • Hopefully a lightweight 3D render engine for OpenGL ES 2.0.
    • A lot of fun!!!...
  • Contact: dmo[at]papermint-designs[.]com

Accelerated USB Graphics Adapter

  • Title: Accelerated USB Graphics Adapter
  • project: Add link
  • Short project description: USB-attached Graphics Card supporting OpenGL acceleration for XFree86
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Use the Beagleboard to attach another monitor to a PC running Linux, and run a graphics intensive application on the expanded virtual desktop without slowing the main CPU.
  • Contact: mschulma [at] employees [dot ] org

Apertus open source/hardware cinema camera

  • Title: Apertus Digital Cinema Camera
  • project:
  • Short project description: A digital camera controler for an Elphel open hardware camera. The beagle board will be used as a realtime viewfinder unit and hardware camera control.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: We intend on creating a community driven open source cinematic HD camera for a professional environment.

The image is provided by an Elphel camera (, open source camera). A beagle board would be connected to an elphel camera using ethernet. The beagle board runs a lightweight UI that allows user to view the live feed from the camera on an external display (dvi or s-video). It also allows to trigger recording and change camera settings using a user interface. The user interface is software based (on screen) + hardware based using buttons and knobs if possible (I2C interface of the beagle board would be used). This project will take 2-6 months to have visible results. The feasibility of this project has been discussed on the Beagle Board group, with positive answers (cfr. )

  • Contact: philippe dot jadin at gmail dot com


  • Title: FMframe
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: FMframe is a picture frame application coupled with an rss news reader and clock/alarm functionality
  • Homepage: not yet; in a few days I will try to come up with a website with some preliminary screenshots.
  • Expected results: Plan is to make a picture frame application. Hardwarewise the beagle will connect to a DVI display. Softwarewise it will be a picture frame optionally with a clock on top of the photo (either a big semi-transparent clock in the center or a smaller clock in the corner). There will also be an alarm function which can play a preselected mp3 file when the alarm time is reached. Apart from showing pictures the frame can also show news from a user definable rss feed (e.g., Normally this will be in a ticker-tape at the bottom of the picture. When the user presses a button when a specific topic is shown the full message pops up. Probably there will be dedicated provisions for weather, giving the weather forecast if desired (in a style as done by the google weather widget). When waking up the frame can show the weather with the scrolling news or (user selectable) just a list of headlines. When the alarm is switched off the display acts like a regular photo frame again.
    User interaction will be through a remote control. Alternate inputs could be touch screen (if I get access to an affordable one) or keyboard (less convenient but it does allow people without IR receiver to control the device.
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks at gmail dot com


  • Title: BeagleSCI
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: BeagleSCI aims to use the BeagleBoard as a platform for scientific computation and instrumentation (SCI).
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: As a start, the initial goal would be to use the BeagleBoard as a logger of a seismometer. This would involve interfacing a 12-bit ADC chip and writing a driver for it. Data read from the instrument can be displayed by the BeagleBoard through a monitor or send the data to a remote computer via RS-232/RS-485.
  • Contact: sherdon dot uy at gmail dot com


  • Title: Pictouch
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: A Mobile and Projected Touch user interface
  • Homepage: not yet
  • Expected results: The goal is to build a new Tactile Interface system based on beagleboard and the DLP picoprojector. Currently, the project make the use of JavaFX to support Multi-Touch (and Multi-User) and of 2 basic webcam, in order to build a low cost gesture recognition system.In the classical case of use, the interface is projected onto a classical table.Users interact directly with their fingers on the projected interface.
  • Contact: maxired at gmail dot com


  • Title: Fotogenic
  • project: not yet - but project is already in progress
  • Short project description: Bring network connectivity to plain old vanilla picture frames
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: This project brings wired, WiFi and bluetooth connectivity and management to plain old picture frames. The project selects pictures from your photo database, resizes them for the picture frame's native resolution, embellishes them with web and home automation information sources before presenting them to the photo frame by making the BeagleBoard appear to be a USB pendrive...! Right click a photo on your laptop and select "Show on picture frame now!". Manage many photo frames centrally and much much more... Includes "wave gesture" interface to wave over picture frame for next photo... Also works with Eye-Fi SD memory cards to make photos appear on photoframe moments after taken...!!
  • Contact: horse_dung at hotmail dot com

Beagle Synth

  • Title: Beagle Synth
  • project:
  • Short project description: DSP MIDI synthesizer based around the beagleboard
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Initially a basic MIDI controllable subtractive synth with 3 oscillators, low pass, high pass, and band pass filters, 2 envelope generators, and 2 LFO's. From there the intention is to add some type of control surface (either physical controls or perhaps a touch screen), some effects (phaser, distortion, reverb), and perhaps other types of synthesis options (FM, additive, maybe some type of patchibility). The result will be a fully featured MIDI instrument comparable to many commercial synths. This project is to be a learning experience with the intention of exploring using DSP for music synthesis. As of now this project is in the concept phase and is still in need of hardware for implementation.
  • Contact: dpanseri [at] gmail [dot] com

USB Scope

  • Title: USB Scope
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: USB diagnostics to aid driver development for USB devices
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Expected results: This project will use the BeagleBoard as a USB proxy between any USB device and a host computer connected via the OTG port. This will allow the BeagleBoard to snoop, compare and modify USB traffic which can assist both commercial and open source development of drivers and diagnosis of issues. Other ideas could be examined such as a USB-TCP/IP-USB proxy to remotely connect USB devices. Open or free software equivalents exist, but hardware monitoring devices only exist as expensive commercial products.
  • Contact: horse_dung at hotmail dot com


  • Title: Irrlicht
  • project: no
  • Short project description: A fully-featured 3D render engine with ogl-es 1.x and 2.x support
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Hardware optimized core routines for optimal OMAP support
    • Support of ogl-es 2.x (the 1.x driver is reportedly running on the board)
    • Full framerate (60FPS) rendering of q3 alike scenes
    • The engine also offers SW rendering, allowing to target for other OMAPs as well, but would require more tweaking in the render optimizations
    • We can port one of the demo apps from our apps contest to show the full applicability
  • Contact: hybrid[at]users[.]sourceforge[.]net


  • Title: BeagleHam
  • project:
  • Short project description: Bringing the BeagleBoard to the world of Amateur Radio.
  • Homepage: None at this time.
  • Expected results:
    • AX.25 Packet support, enabling full APRS support (operating as tracker, fill-in or permanent digipeater, and KISS TNC).
    • Encode and decode of HF digital modes, using DSP functionality where possible:
      • BPSK, QPSK 31/63/125/250
      • Olivia
      • WSPR/MEPT
      • MT-63
      • DominoEX
      • RTTY
      • Throb
    • CW encode and decode
    • Capability to display on small (sub-6-inch) screens for mobile and field use
  • Contact: xunil at xunil dot net

TCF Agent Port

  • Title: TCF Agent Port
  • project:
  • Short project description: Support remote debugging and run control by porting the Eclipse Target Communication Framework (TCF) Agent to beagleboard+Ångström
  • Homepage: Not yet
  • Expected results:
    • A working port of the TCF "Reference implementation of a target agent" to BB/Ångström
    • screenshots and information on the TCF:
    • TCF agent running on a beagle board would provide the host computer following capabilities (see link above for details):
      • Run control of userspace processes and threads
      • Breakpoints
      • Registers
      • Stack traces
      • Memory access
      • Processes - list, start, stop, attach and debug.
      • Sys monitor - CPU and memory utilization info
      • File System - browsing and copying files
  • Contact: terrella at terrella dot mobi


  • Title: Real-Time patch for the beagleboard
  • project:
  • Short project description: Porting the linux rt patch to the omap linux kernel and providing testing applications. This project is developed at the INSA of Rennes (Engineer school in FRANCE) to allow next year Real Time course to be run on the BeagleBoard.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Porting the linux real-time patch ( to the linux omap kernel and providing recipes for openembedded allowing to build the patched kernel.
    • Providing testing applications allowing to evaluate the real-time behavior of the platform
    • Providing applications that could be used for teaching purposes
  • Current Results:
    • patch- was modified to successfully patch linux-omap-2.6.29 (modified patch available through project page).
    • kernel compile and boots with minor error concerning two IRQs (72,73)
  • Contact: piat_jonathan[at]users[.]sourceforge[.]net


  • Title: MyGTee
  • project:
  • Short project description: A handheld device exploiting all the OMAP3530 capabilities
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: I stage: building a prototype hopefully based on the BeagleBoard; II stage: the actual handheld that may allow for further software opensource development
  • Contact: doctorc[at]o2[.]pl


Handheld Lab

  • Title: Handheld Lab
  • project:
  • Short project description: The goal of this project is to create a little, yet powerful, handheld laboratory with as much functions as possible. It will be easy of use thanks to the integrated LCD touchscreen and nice GUI.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: First result will be working LCD showing oscilloscope. After this spectrum analyzer and logic analyzer. All this stuff will need extra electronics.
  • Contact: fran[at]mipixel[.]com

Beagle Tourister using Hand Gestures and HMD on Beagleboard

  • Title: Travel Buddy using Hand Gestures and HMD on Beagleboard
  • project:
  • Short project description: A device which will assist a traveller/tourist giving them mobile computing power and the following features:
  • 1) A Compact HMD (Head mountable device) instead of the conventional projector (Problem of Projection Surface while on the move)
  • 2) Use of standard cam for Image processing i.e recognising simple hand gestures to interact with the GUI seen in the HMD
  • 3) Scanning of images (street name plates/hotel names/landmarks/book titles as indicated by user) to provide useful feedback data(directions/reviews/record *videos/take pictures/information)
  • 4) Mode for Speech2text and text2speech conversion for inter-language communication.
  • Homepage: Under Construction
  • Expected results:
  • 1) V-NAV: Virtual Navigator - Streaming Google Street View data according to your current location
  • 2) ULA: Universal Language Assistant: Scan any text by positioning your fingers and the the scanned text is translated to your default language.
  • 3) Say goodbye to the camera/ cell phone/tourguide/maps. Good platform for further expansion to include newer features.
  • 4) Virtual Reality Mapping to the Real World: Overlay of relevant information on the on the HMD.
  • Contact: sisilmet2000 at gmail dot com , dhairyadand at gmail dot com

Happiness Device for Cerebral Palsy Kids

It is an attempt to bridge the gap in communication between those affected by cerebral palsy and those not. The focus of the problem has been on facilitating communication in the emotional domain since this remains a completely unaddressed area. It is possible that some of the ensuing product functions will additionally facilitate communication problems in the physical domain, as well as be physically therapeutic for the cerebral palsy child in the manner of a comfort blanket. The basis of the product is an Emotional Language Protocol (elp) that works as its interface and is driven by four concurrently acting features - color, shape, motion and sound - corresponding to the sensory modes of the visual, the tactile and the aural. The interaction itself is facilitated by touch of varying intensities including pressing, thumping, squeezing, turning and, of course, by touching. Those not affected by cerebral palsy may additionally use speech along with touch. The interplay of this interface and interaction allows the cerebral palsy child to express his different needs and emotions to another person cerebral palsy or otherwise.Also, the device's mobile connectivity allows its users to communicate with someone far away

  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: I have uploaded the basic designs at the above link to the homepage. The device is circular in nature with a touch screen where an interactive interface is used to display icons, objects, photos and other sharable action oriented stuff. The device has exchangable memory sticks which allow two or more device's to get connected and hence facilitating interactions. The result is to get a cerebral palsy kid out of his isolated environment, motivate him to communicate by making a device which will show him the joy of communicating.
  • Contact: dhairya AT cyber DOT law DOT harvard DOT edu

UPnP/DLNA AV client renderer and transcoding server

Enable the beagleboard as a fully featured UPnP AV rendering client, and as a UPnP AV (transcoding!) server.

Work will be based upon vlc+djmount (for client side) and fuppes (for server side). Server side transcoding to be hardware assisted via hardware DSP codecs. Initial target for the transcoding server on beagleboard is to drive the Neuros OSD (an underpowered DM320-based device).

  • Homepage: Will be an extension and complement to my work on the DM320-based Nueros OSD:
  • Expected results: Beagleboard can act as either as rendering UPnP client, or as a transcoding UPnP server to drive weaker client devices like the Neuros OSD with their preferred streaming format.
  • Contact: bmcarnes_beagleboard AT oddren DOT com


  • Title: Beagle-Traveler
  • project:
  • Short project description: Automotive media and vehicle management controller. Comparable to (no activity).
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: intergrate major automotive subsystem management and communications. Improved vehicle notification of subsystems status'.
  • Contact: wheeler dawt larry (at) gmail dawt com
    • Please send sponsored information and project questions to the email address above.

OMAP Emulator

  • Title: OMAP Emulator
  • project:
  • Short project description: Emulator for rapid prototyping
  • Homepage: no homepage yet
  • Expected results: Open source implementation of an IDE environment for rapid code development and testing
  • Contact: hwtester (at) myway (dot) com


eLazarillo sketch
  • Title: eLazarillo (electronic helper for blind persons)
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: Gadget designed for blind persons or with vision problems.
  • Homepage:
  • Full description:

Lazarillo is a spanish word that means "blind person's guide" and this is the objetive of this project. This gadget will have features like reading non-braille books, assist to blind persons to get places like markets, drugstores, etc. (based on previous GPS tagged places and using google maps). Other functionalities will be spoken weather information, personal calendar, function keys, etc.

The gadget will be voice controlled, will need GPS, 3G modem, camera and battery. Size will be 4x5 inches (approx.).

  • Expected results: Open source hardware and software platform for blind persons gadgets. My device will have most of the above described.
  • Contact: villanuevaborrego (at) gmail (dot) com


  • Title: QEMUonARM
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: QEMU on ARM.
  • Homepage:
  • Full description:

This project aims at resurrect and improve QEMU on ARM hosts. For more information:

  • Expected results: Demonstrate user mode and system mode examples, such as running some simple Linux applications or booting an i386 OS. If there's enough interest, making Wine and QEMU work together might be considered.
  • Contact: laurent.desnogues (at) gmail (dot) com


This project aims to overcome the shortcomings of the VFP-lite based cmath implementation. It is targeted at games and other high performance low accuracy applications. The project will consist of C functions, for PC development, which mirror (as near as possible) the hand optimized NEON assembly routines. In order to gain the best performance i will make use of the NEON Unit's Integer and Floating point pipelines in conjunction with minimizing branches (where they cannot be precalculated on the ARM) and creating new algorithms.

  • Expected results: Fast approximate implementations of trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and power functions for use with future Beagleboard / Cortex A8 based projects.
  • Contact: lachlan.ts (at) gmail (dot) com

Medical Notebook

  • Title: Medical Notebook
  • project: yet to register
  • Short project description: The Ultimate Notebook for Hospitals
  • Homepage: coming soon...
  • Full description:

A handheld device to improve hospital functionality/efficiency. To add intelligence to the mundane hospital softwares. Features are:

View and Update Patient status, medical history, medication details, appointments, billing - stored as a database in central server.

Touchscreen with handwriting recognition & hand support pad for data entry.

Light Weight < 1kg

VoIP, video conferencing/recording for consulting other doctors

Wifi, bluetooth & ethernet support

Docking station for charging

Support for usb keyboard & mouse on docking station

  • Expected results:

1) Driver for touch pen tablet with support for hand writing recognition 2) Porting of VoIP software for beagleboard (H.323 ???) 3) Video conferencing software for beagleboard 4) WiFi ?& bluetooth support on beagle board 5) Speech recogntion software for beagleboard 6) Entry of beagle board based products to hospital autmation market 7) Improved, efficient & intelligent patient care in hospitals

  • Contact: noorshaheen.m.n (at) gmail (dot) com


  • Title: EGLIBC support
  • project:
  • Short project description: Use EGLIBC as system library for beagleboard project in OpenEmbedded.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: EGLIBC becomes the default system library on the distribution and can be used instead of glibc

with the newly added configurability support to selec/deselect features. I would also like to make it compile as pure thumb2 code.

  • Contact: raj[.]khem[at]gmail[.]com


miniECG is a wearable device that monitors ECG signal, processes it and can transmit it over wireless internet connection to doctors clinic. It has following features are: (all the hardware components required are available through including LCD and touch screen)

1) It has touch screen that enable user to give commands like store, display old ECG data, transmit, etc. Device also has a LCD display which is used to display ECG waveform.

2) A tiny server runs on device that enables doctor to login to device any time he wants and extract patients ECG data. The device is connected to internet through wireless USB dongle.

3) DSP core does the job of compressing ECG signal, doing PCA (principal component analysis) on ECG signal, detect QRS, measuring heart beats and digital filtering.

4) DSP along with Cortex A8 runs algorithm that determines critical state of heart by doing feature extraction over ECG signals. It also does PCA over set of stored ECG signal to obtain information about any substantial drift in normal functionality of heart.

5) Wireless USB dongle provides connectivity to internet and data is transmitted over internet as per schedule programmed into the device. ECG signal can also be streamed over internet using this dongle.

6) Keyboard & mouse (USB) interface is provided for more flexibility and quick access. LCD monitor interface is also be provided. Key-board, mouse and LCD monitor interface will work only when device is powered by adaptor. For device powered by battery only input option is touch screen and only output option is LCD display.

7) Device also has small software support to give reminder on when to consume which drug. The prescription of drug and its timing information is feed in as per doctors advice. (keyboard and mouse interface with miniECG can be of great advantage here)

8) USB memory devices will be used to store ECG data.

9) miniECG will be dual powered. It can be powered by adaptor as well as with rechargeable battery.

Website link has block diagram of miniECG and also picture of ECG pre-amplifier which is already designed. In future all the source codes will be uploaded on the link as and when available.

  • Expected results: a) Ability to login from remote PC onto miniECG and read data b) Should be able to send stored data or stream live ECG signal over internet c) Robust interface of LCD & touch screen with controller d) Data storage and retrieval from USB storage device e) Successful implementation of DSP algorithms for feature extraction, PCA, QRS detection, filtering and compression. f) As the whole device is battery powered, software & driver which are very specific to the desired application should only be installed & made working. Thus providing a low power system architecture.
  • Future Work: Once the desire basic funtions of ECG storing, retrieval and transmitting is meet, miniECG can be programmed into miniPA (mini personal assistance) mainly targeting senior citizens. miniPA will have much advanced features that can help them elderly person in their day-to-day activity.
  • Contact: mehta.nandish (at) gmail (dot) com


Play HD video on billboards, remotely manage the billboards, upload new advertisements, remove old ones etc..

  • Expected results:

a) 3g modem support, so flexiblity. b) a full working web based system

  • Future Work:

a) a more advanced desktop application to replaced the web based solution.

  • Contact: ahmad.mushtaq (at) gmail (dot) com


  • Title: Turk Platform
  • project:
  • Short project description: A wireless dynamically-mappable interface platform for small devices
  • Homepage:
  • Full Description: Turk will be an open-source wireless interface platform that allows interfacing of small wireless (Zigbee or Wi-Fi enabled) devices through a dynamic mapping framework and web interface. Developers can implement their device's protocol easily through small user-space drivers called 'Gadgets' and host them on our server. The platform is then capable of automatically downloading and starting appropriate gadgets for new devices that are compatible with the basic Turk protocol. Gadgets reveal their services to the user and other gadgets through our growing library of data endpoint types (such as colors, URLs, booleans, xml strings) and user controls (like sliders, switches and color pickers), and can then be connected to each other through a themable web interface.
  • Expected results:
    • A platform that allows developers to write simple user-space drivers that expose interfaces through XML-RPC
    • A web interface and remote configuration capabilities through a central server.
    • A simple and well-tested protocol and driver for a kernel-managed point-to-multipoint Zigbee network.
    • More hardware connectivity besides the Wi-Fi and Zigbee interfaces will hopefully be developed by collaborating with other beagleboard projects and developers.
  • Contact: rob.odwyer [at] turkinnovations [dot] com


  • Title: Wacom Tablet driver for Beagle Board
  • project:
  • Short project description: Linux drivers of wacom tablet ported for Beagle Board
  • Homepage:
  • Full Description: beagle-wacom will be port of linux drivers for configuring & running wacom tablets with the beagle board. The idea is to have support for wacom-components, so that they can be used by OEMs of beagleboard based products using linux as their OS
  • Expected results:
    • easy integration of wacom tablet with Beagle Board.
    • OEMs of beagleboard based products using linux as their OS can integrate wacom-components in their product with minimal fuss
  • Contact: najath [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title: hApplause
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: A Hardware Platform that You can use to play with Audio Synthesis
  • Homepage: not yet
  • Description: hApplause will be multi-functional flexible audio hardware platform. The goal is to make a tool that can allow to develop audio software and hardware (e.g. DSP synthesizers, FX units, hardware expansion boards, etc.). The concept is inspired by Chameleon and MIDIbox. BeagleBoard will give Chameleon like software flexibility while planed hardware with Expansion Interface and Audio Multiplexer will give MIDIbox like hardware flexibility.
    Hardware features
    Audio Stereo In/Out
    MIDI In/Out/Thru
    General purpose USB port - function depends on user application
    General purpose SD/MMC Card (e.g. for user data storage) - function depends on user application
    Front panel interface (1U rack version) with:
    • LCD
    • Volume potentiometer
    • Headphones jack
    • Power switch with LED indicator
    • programmable rotary encoders (5 are planed)
    • programmable buttons and LEDs (12 are planed)
    Expansion Interface with audio signal buses (1-4 planed, depends on final implementation) and data/command bus (I2C and/or CAN)
    Audio Multiplexer for flexible routing of audio signal between BeagleBoard, Audio In/Out and Expansion Interface
    USB and RS232C for developers
    Software features
    All hardware will be fully accessible from BeagleBoard by API
    hApplause OS is planed (abstract layer over hardware, user program loading, self configuration on power on)
  • Expected results:
    1. 19" 1U rackmount unit ready to play with.
    2. Libs and additional software for developers (at least API for hApplause's hardware)
    3. Example implementation of software synth
    4. Single size eurocard unit for 3U rack, like in Doepfer A-100 System modules
  • Contact: tawezik at gmail dot com


  • A PC free host providing a development environment based on beagle board (running ubuntu 9.04 or later)
  • Host environment with software applications and hardware interfaces to substitute oscilloscope, multimeter & logic analyzers
  • GNOME widgets (software apps) & Linux device drivers for capturing data,storing,comparing and visualization
  • Legacy ports like the serial, parallel ports for device interfacing and control
  • Making an embedded developer's life easier and workbench neater
  • Contact: amarendermail[at]gmail[dot]com and saurabhg84[at]gmail[dot]com


Linux Hard Real-Time (PREEMPT_RT) demo

  • Title: Test hard real-time (-rt) Linux kernel 2.6.31 on the Beagle, report and fix -rt related bugs, create real-time applications demo using OpenEmbedded / Ångström.
  • project: None
  • Short project description: Make sure the TI OMAP device drivers are -rt safe; Build a typical real-time user land set of applications (Ångström based).
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: hard sub 300 microseconds (us) scheduling latency for real-time class user space applications (targetting multimedia).
    • Real-time scheduled media playback. Less or no frame skips on video. Latency reports.
  • Contact: likewise IRC


  • Title: HDDM
  • project: [2]
  • Short project description: A multimedia system based on OMAP and linux.
  • Homepage: Under construction
  • Expected results: Beagleboard as a control center for home theatre system
  • Contact: grover.ankur (at) gmail (dot) com

Note from Dirk: Please see Embedded Mediacenter, too (sorry, German only, use Google translate if needed).

Thanks Dirk for your useful link - Ankur


  • Title: BeagleVision
  • project:
  • Short project description: An efficient object recognition framework
  • Homepage:
  • Description: BeagleVision will be a fast object recognition framework. The aim of the project is to have a hardware optimized implementation (utilising the DSP and NEON) of state-of-the-art local feature detectors and descriptors on the Beagle Board. BeagleVision will include our recent work on efficient feature detectors and descriptors, other well-known algorithms (e.g. FAST corner detector and SURF), and efficient matching algorithms for very large datasets (>1M images).
  • Expected results:
  • An open source library for developers (a project hosted on
  • A sample application for building recognition in a city scale dataset, to show how: to add new images to the dataset, to use it for location based services, and how to reduce the search time if a GPS is available to get geolocations
  • A wiki for interested developers
  • Reporting the running times of new algorithms on OMAP (as a benchmark) in scientific publications
  • Contact: m.ebrahimi at ieee dot org

Beagle-Arduino hybrid robot

  • Title: Beagle-Arduino hybrid robot
  • project:
  • Short project description: A robot using a Beagleboard for high-level processing and Arduino for low-level control
  • Homepage:
  • Description: The Beagle-Arduino robot will use a Beagleboard for high-level robot functions:
    • image processing
    • artificial intelligence
    • speech synthesis
    • voice recognition
    • internet connectivity

And an Arduino for low-level functions:

    • motor / servo control
    • sensor input & output
    • battery monitoring

The two microcontrollers will be connected by USB, along with a USB webcam mounted on a servo pan/tilt mechanism, and a USB wifi dongle for internet connectivity. Basic tank treads will provide movement, possible being replaced by servo-based legs for a humanoid or dog form.

  • Expected results:
  • Easy physical interfacing to the Beagle without having to design and build special expansion boards
  • Image processing using OpenCV with a USB webcam
  • Speech synthesis and voice recognition
  • Contact: tim at mechomaniac dot com

DJ Audio / Video Mixer

  • Title: DJ Audio / Video Mixer* Contact:
  • project: [3]
  • Description: This is a small, Touch LCD controlled DJ Mixer, which not only is great as a nightclub tool for playing audio -not only reproducing music, actually playing with it-, but also has high end video playback capabilities, thus making it an all-round experience both for the DJ and the audience. It will bring all the experience of professional DJ mixers to users, while being portable, and which when coupled with either a normal projector, or even better, with a PicoProjector, makes a whole experience for audio and video playback in Discos, Bars, Lounges, to mention just a few possible applications. You can even use for your own parties, and it will rock!
  • Homepage: [4]
  • Expected results:
    • Audio playback on BeagleBoard, from USB sticks and SD Cards.
    • Video playback on BeagleBoard, from USB sticks and SD Cards.
    • Audio/Video synchronization, allowing song change, video change, etc.
    • High end, professional DJ-Mixer audio effects.
    • User interface based on LCD and with touchscreen capabilities.
  • Contact: jaime_dot_aranguren_at_ieee_dot_org


  • Title: schooldog
  • project: [5]
  • Description: The purpose is to make an off the shelf low cost schoolcomputer that can be used on various levels of education. It will be small so students can take it with them and the school just has to provide for input / output items. This way even people that cannot afford laptops can participate in the digital era or schools can provide a robust and good machine for studypurposes.
  • Homepage: [6]
  • Expected results:
    • Educational linuxbased OS, from USB sticks and SD Cards.
    • more general use of BeagleBoard and more public awareness for the powerful small computer.
    • Affordable, individual and steady study environment
  • Contact: wickedmind


UI Application Framework
  • Title: Disko - UI Application Framework
  • project:
  • Short project description: Disko is a Linux-based toolkit to build touchscreen- and remote-controllable ui applications. It contains native OMAP framebuffer support and the media content is DSP-accelerated by GStreamer (TI-Codecs).
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Expected result is broad support of Disko by developers of user interfaces and applications for embedded devices.
    • SIP - IP telephony support delivered by pjsip and minisip
    • Gstreamer - to add an alternative to the xine library and to add the TI Codecs supplied for the DSP.
    • Webkit - the great embedded browser OWB of Pleyo (planned for Disko 1.7)
    • SVG - at least one SVG engine to have an alternative to Flash. Initial work has already been done at MadButterfly (planned for Disko 1.7)
  • Contact: gmadaus [at] berlinux-solutions dot de or mspringer [at] berlinux-solutions dot de


  • Title: FETCH - FPGA enabled Tool Contol Host
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: A host with a web interface for easy configuration and control of connected tools. The device may also be controlled through a PSTN network using DTMF tones. The BeagleBoard will act as the main server and will also be the host interface for the connected FPGA for the purpose of evaluating the IPs developed on the FPGA.
  • description : Phase 1
      • 1) Server capability -- all services (except VNC) to be launched through inetd so that they are started on an on-demand basis.
      • -- http server for configuration pages
      • -- ssh server (the ssh suite in particular including scp etc.. so that an ftp server can be avoided) for remote login.
      • -- bootp server for bootstaping machines on my home network.
      • -- VNC for GUI sessions :)
      • -- CUPS for network printing
      • -- NetHack server :D
      • 2) Tool Control
      • -- The term "Tool Control" here refers to automation of connected tools and Phase 1 of the project will demonstrate this by automation in home (eg. computer, printer, scanner on/off --> (the contoller board with the relays is complete :) ), these devices may be contolled over the internet or PSTN network ) The system will also be hooked to the home electrical network that will enable control over home appliances. A special mode called " Home Alone" will switch on/off lights randomly when no one is at home to give the illusion that the house is occupied ( and hence protect from thefts ;) ). The current relay boards developed use a UART (for RS232 protocol) for control of the equipment but it is planned to use the CAN interface (under developement ) so that longer distances can be covered.
      • 3) The BeagleBoard will act as a host interfacefor a Nexys2 Xilinx FPGA board and will be used to evaluate the IPs deployed on it. This feature is sort of a tester for the FPGA.
    • Phase 2 ( only after Phase 1 is completely functional :) )
      • 1) CAN interface for the controller nodes replacing the RS232 connections
      • 2) mgetty (for faxes) and asterisk (VOIP) may be added to the server.
  • Contact : akshat dot g dot gupta [at] gmail dot com


  • Title: ESITeam
  • project:
  • Short project description: It's a robotic soccer team with vision and intelligence distributed through the use of wireless communication (Zigbee) between robots and PC.
  • Expected results: The expected results would have a running and competitive team for the RoboCup's championship this year.
  • Contact: registrosvmora at gmail dot com


  • Title: PupLC
  • project:
  • Short project description:Open source control of PLC operated equipment.
  • Homepage: No homepage yet
  • Expected results:
  • PupLC will be an open source PLC controller. The user will be able to control the PLC's autonomously or by direct control. The direct method will allow the user to change equipment status using a touch screen lcd. The PupLC will control all aspects of the operating equipmet (ie. setpoints, red-hand settings, shutdowns, etc.) Additionally, 24-hours of accumulated system data will be saved to disk and can be accessed via ftp for analysis off-site.
  • Contact: alcpo729[at]tds[dot]net


  • Title: Speed-Reader
  • project:
  • Short project description: Speed-Reader is an audio book reader that gives the listener control of the speaker rate.
  • Homepage:
  • Description: Speed reader allows an audio book to be played back with faster or slower speaker rates. A user interface gives the listener realtime control of the speaker rate. Speed-Reader uses digital speech signal processing to accomplish low distortion timescale modification of speech in real time. Timescale modification of speech is accomplished by selectively repeating segments of speech to slow down the speaker rate or deleting selected speech segments to speed up the speaker rate. Digital signal processing is used to determine which speech segments are candidates for repetition or deletion.
  • Expected results:
      • --Realtime (during playback) timescale modification of digitized speech using the C64++ DSP
      • --Initially read digitized speech from the SD card interface
      • --Audio output using the Beagleboard stereo out
      • --Initially user interface provided via RS-232 interface
  • Contact: harvey dot sugar at nerd1951 dot com

DVB-T Receiver

  • Title: DVB-T Receiver
  • project: None
  • Short project description: The DVB-T Receiver project aims to implement a fully tunable DVB-T Receiver on the Beagle Board.
  • Homepage: Will be launched in the near future (at
  • Description: The DVB-T receiver is a senior graduation project that has to be completed in one year (until Summer 2010). It will be a fully tunable DVB-T receiver. It will compatible to receive digital terrestrial TV & radio stations. The goal is to show the capabilities of the Beagle Board and build a DVB-T system from the scratch. The input will be through a ADC daughter-board that is plugged to the USB port. The output will be via the USB port(for portable devices i.e Netbook) or DVI-D.
  • Expected results:
      • --Capturing broadcast signals(DVB-T) and convert them to discrete time signals
      • --Demodulate and encode the incoming signal
      • --Video output using the Beagleboard's DVI-D port or via the USB port for portable devices
  • Contact: ftharsln at gmail dot com , sulaya05 at gmail dot com

ArchMobile: ArchLinux ARM Port

  • Title: ArchMobile
  • project: AM
  • Short project description: ARM Port of the x86-Linux Distribution ArchLinux
  • Homepage: ArchMobile
  • Expected results: Fully working ArchLinux with X and all other features.
  • Contact: or naeg on Freenode


  • Title: MythBeagle
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: MythBeagle aims at bringing MythTV to the beagle; both frontend and backend, including plugins (as far as possible)
  • Homepage: not yet;
  • Expected results:
    • OE recipes for mythtv 0.22, mythplugins 0.22 and whatever might be needed to get things going (including bringing required recipes to the latest version where needed/possible)
    • An image for SD card to allow easy install, or a script or recipe to allow easy installation
    • some additional configuration notes (configuring MythTV is somewhat a pain...)
    • setup should also allow using the beagle only as frontend or backend
  • Status: mysql5 recipe has been created (mythtv 0.22 won't use mysql4); recipes for mythtv are there, except for mythweb, documentation/installation work has started;
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks at gmail dot com

Homebrew SmartPhone

  • Title: HomeBrewSmartPhone
  • project:
  • Short project description: HomeBrewSmartPhone is a project to use the beagleboard to create a community-buildable mobile phone that is powerful enough to also run as a Desktop PC.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
      • A device capable of Digital Voice as well as Data / Internet Access.
      • A device capable of shutting down into low-power mode and successfully resuming on incoming calls.
      • RF-protected audio circuits that don't have howling feedback from the 3G/GSM Radio module.
      • Full disclosure of all build components (schematics, BOM) under free software licenses.
      • Full documentation of all hardware interconnections
      • Creation of a basic demonstration image that will allow other software developers to participate very early on
      • Addition to the site for developers to create GUI-based distros
  • Contact: or use contact box


  • Title: XBMC
  • project:
  • Short project description: XBMC Is a full-feature home-theater application that works on a variety of platforms and operating systems
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
      • Feature parity with XBMC x86 and ppc
      • Usage of OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Contact: Cory Fields: theuni @at@ xbmc .dot. org

Beagleboard Carputer

  • Title: Beagleboard Carputer
  • project:
  • Short project description: The Beagleboard Carputer aims to create a fully-integrated system that will feature touchscreen LCD, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, GPS Navigation, Phone features, Wifi, Voice recognition, Multimedia entertainment.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Provide a fully-integrated system that will feature:
      • 7in touchscreen LCD
      • Wireless connectivity
      • Usb connectivity
      • GPS Navigation
      • Phone features
      • Voice recognition
      • Multimedia entertainment
      • Opensource Application Suite
      • Games
  • Contact: Joey Mar Antonio: joeymar.antonio @at@ awsol-i .dot. com

GuideBeagle: Portable monocular SLAM system

  • Title: GuideBeagle
  • project: Not yet available.
  • Short project description: GuideBeagle is a portable localization and mapping system based on monocular vision. Such a system can be used, among other things, to build:
  • Interactive visitor guidance systems for museums and stores.
  • Artificial Reality tools and games.
  • Mobile robot control systems.
  • Surveillance and security related applications.
In other words: it solves a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) problem using a single camera as sensor, working on-line, and producing maps with high-level geometrical information (i.e. not just simple punctual visual landmarks on space). It will be based on recent research on the fields of Computer Vision and Mobile Robotics.
  • Homepage: (This page will be enhanced uninterruptedly.)
  • Expected results:
    • Mapping --- The final system will allow an user to move by an environment like an office or a small apartment and build a map of it similar to a 3D model with planes and textures, as used in Computer Graphics.
    • Localization --- After a map is built, the user can move around the environment, and the system will interactively estimate the geometric location of the camera and the direction it is heading, based on images continuously obtained from the camera.
    • Image processing --- Building this system will require the coding of image processing tools that may be useful to many other image processing applications based on the Beagle Board. Some examples are feature detectors and descriptors, edge detectors, template matching by normalized cross-correlation and the Discrete Fourier Transform.
  • Contact: or


  • Title: Development of an autonomous robotics platform
  • project:
  • Short project description: Design, prototype and develop an autonomous aerial vehicle system around BeagleBoard, allowing experimentation with real-time control and computer vision algorithms.
  • Philosophy:
  • make robotics and embedded control accessible and fun
  • stimulate cross-field learning and collaboration
  • leverage modularity and reuse to get more done, quicker
  • Technical goals:
  • develop generalised physics model for eg computing optimal PID controlled motor outputs
  • decouple high-update-rate sensors from lower-rate output control
  • employ OpenCV for visual tracking/SLAM/feature detection
  • build lean tracked (land) vehicle
  • build lean quad-rotor (air) vehicle
  • use a shared, modular code-base and electronics platform (Beagle and IGEPv2)
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Initial bringup of a tracked vehicle via dual-motor controller via Beagle's PWM outputs. Utilisation of 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gryo via I2C and/or SPI buses, enabling more advanced control
  • Contact: daniel (dot) blueman (at) gmail (dot) com


  • Title: Design of a automatic dog-walker robot
  • project:
  • Short project description: Develop an autonomous dog-walker robot
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • The main goal of the system is analyze the feedback between the dog and the robot to track where the dog is going and where the robot should go.
    • Let the dog walk only in places previously programmed by the dog's owner making use of basic SLAM algorithms.
    • avoid any obstacles/vehicles.
  • Contact: darthdj at gmail dot com

nullDC / Beagle

  • Title: nullDC_Beagle - Full SEGA Dreamcast emulator, with support for Beagle.
  • project:
  • Short project description: Full featured emulator for SEGA Dreamcast, Naomi and Sammy Atomiswave. Supports full hardware emulation, debugger (x86 only), VMU/Memory packs, state saves and much more.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: For the contest: A working build of the emulator to show full utilization of the beagles hardware capabilities, including emulation of a 200mhz RISC processor (Hitachi SuperSH4), a 33mhz ARM7tdmi with full AICA DSP emulated on the C64x DSP, and utilisation of the PowerVR SGX hardware to emulate the Dreamcast's PowerVR CLX2 chip-set. It is expected all of the hardware will be at near 100% utilisation.
  • Contact: ZeZu [at] emudev [.] org


  • Title: MyoVox
  • project:
  • Short project description:
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
  • Contact: smcgill3 [at] seas[.]upenn [.] edu


  • Title: Beagle-Eye
  • project: Beagle-Eye
  • Short project description: A beagle-eyed guide for the visually challenged.
  • Hardware:
    • A pair of calibrated USB cameras, mounted on the user's shoulders, such that the combined field of view covers at least 180 degrees.
    • One or more linear actuators connected through RS-232, situated on one of the user's limbs.
    • Stereo headphones.
    • USB GPS Dongle.
  • Description:
    • Low frame rate real-time video is used to guide the user towards a specified destination.
    • The GPS provides coarse location.
    • The stereo camera setup provides a wide field of view, along with coarse depth information.
    • Map information, combined with real time video is used to esimate location and orientation more accurately.
    • Simple object recognition techniques are employed to recognize parts of the environment.
    • The audio setup and the actuator(s) are used either in tandem or interchangeably to guide the user. This can be customized as required. Some possibilities include:
      • A short periodic 3D sound generated to indicate the direction in which the user is to walk.
      • The user is alerted about approaching obstacles by firing the actuator at a frequency inversely proportional to the distance to the obstacle. This distance can be computed using depth information computed from pairs of images.
      • Information about the environment, such as "Pedestrian Crossing in 20m" can be relayed through audio.
  • Possible Enhancements:
    • More comprehensive localization techniques, such as SLAM, can be used to improve the accuracy of the system. This will also open doors to indoor navigation, where the GPS fails.
    • Detection, segmentation and recognition of text (such as signboards and street names) in the environment will ensure less errors in navigation.
  • Expected Results:
    • A navigation tool for the visually challenged, using audio and linear actuators to communicate with the user.
  • Contact: leatherbrain at gmail dot com


  • Title: BeaglePod
  • project: [7]
  • Short project description: BeaglePod is an IPod plug-in replacement for car stereo's that are IPod Ready. The BeaglePod uses gstreamer as an audio/video player and is controlled via the car stereo head unit using Apple Accessory Protocol.
  • Description: The BeaglePod is an audio/video player for cars equipped with "IPod Ready" stereos. Using the Apple Accessory Protocol the car stereo is used to select and control the playback of media on the BeaglePod. Adding a video monitor the BeaglePod can also become a video player running all the audio through the car stereo with full pause, play, stop control using the car's stereo head unit. Using a software implementation of the Apple Accessory Protocol the BeaglePod is connected to the car stereo via a USB->TTL cable.
  • Expected Results:
    • Play audio/video media files from the Beagleboard using the car stero to control playback and track selection.
    • Audio will playback through car's exist speaker.
    • With gstreamer dsp support HD playback of video with in car lcd.
  • Contact: velorider [X] publicemail [X] us


  • Title: Autonomous modular robot
  • project: none yet
  • Short project description: Build an autonomous robot to enter the Eurobot 2010 competition
  • Homepage: (only in Czech)
  • Full Description: Goal of this project is to build an autonomous modular robot, that will be able to compete in the Eurobot competition. This project includes following:
    • HW:
    • Custom beagle daughter-card (including kernel driver patches):
      • CAN (Controller area network) able to sustain 1Mbit/s, using embedded cortex-m3 controller
      • Battery backed up RTC
      • Dual power - battery and/or adapter, with battery management (current consumption sensing and charging)
      • Second serial and i2c headers
      • (optional) Ethernet controller 10/100Mbit
    • Custom motor, servo and stepper motor drivers and IO boards
      • everything connected through CAN
    • SW:
    • Modular architecture, for simple modification
    • OpenCV integration for play field object identification
    • optimalizations for NEON (and DSP)
  • Contact: Michal dot Demin at Gmail dot Com

Beagle SecMon

  • Title : Beagle Security Monitoring over Web
  • project: BeagleSecMon
  • Short project description: This project proposes to control and transmit audio and video from a remote place using the beagleboard as a webserver.
  • Expected results: The system will control one or more digital cameras with pan, tilt and zoom functions, and microphones. Besides, it can be configured to send information to a pre registered cell phone when movement is detected. Also, audio and video can be accessed using internet from any place.
  • Contact: cborges at ifsc dot edu dot br====


  • Title : Beagle Portable Plate Recognition
  • project: PortablePlateRec
  • Short project description: A portable system for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) using BeagleBoard.
  • Expected results: The goal of this project is to develop a portable system for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) using BeagleBoard. It includes the following:
    • receiving images from a camera;
    • applying signal processing algorithms for plate localization, orientation and sizing, image normalization, and character segmentation;
    • optical character recognition (for instance, Tesseract);
    • possible access to a database to check the plate against law infringements.
  • Contact: fpacheco at ml1 dot net


  • Title : TestKiosk
  • project:
  • Short project description: A project to make an cloud communication device on a BeagleBoard .
  • Expected results:The phone will have a universal number and universal network.The device connects to a single network via 3G/4G/Wi-Fi/ and the user can socialize on the network.They can share pictures,videos,music and files on it.They can make video and audio calls form it.
    • applying signal processing algorithms for plate localization, orientation and sizing, image normalization, and character segmentation;
  • Contact: me at rohandey dot com

Digital Multimedia Frame

  • Title : Digital Multimedia Frame
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: It's a photo, video and music application who use a touchscreen display
  • Expected results: The goal of this project is to get photo, video, music from memory card or from a network.
    • Scan network to multimedia file.
    • Create automatically a slideshow when we are in photo mode.
    • Create automatically a music list.
    • Play video
    • Add basic operation available for picture (rotate, resize...)
    • touch screen will be used to simplify action.
  • Contact: collinm at laboiteaprog dot com

(Speech) Scrambler Beagle

  • Title: (Speech) Scrambler Beagle
  • project:
  • Short project description: A speech scrambler developed on Beagleboard for scrambling analog audio I/O (in "speech domain"). By scrambling means: processing it digitally using commonly used Cryptography Algorithm (AES, 3DES etc) and or other "unique-your-own-algorithm"
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Full (digital) data processing of speech data acquired from analog I/O.The data processing involves: 1. Speech Coding, we will use LPC 10; 2. Modulation, QPSK will be there as the prototype; 3. Encryption -- AES 128 comes into mind.
  • Contact: dio[dot]rahman[at]

Beagle Utility

  • Title : Beagle Utility
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: It's a box with lcd screen to be able to encrypt, format, wipe, clone, find virus, search rootkit .... a hd or memory card. A menu with different operation is displayed to user.
  • Expected results: The goal of this project is to be able to do some operation on harddriver, memory card
    • Encrypt
    • Format
    • Wipe
    • Clone
    • find virus
    • Rootkit
  • Contact: collinm at laboiteaprog dot com


  • Title : Beagle-Copter
  • project:
  • Short project description: An autonomous mini-copter for track moving objects and follow them.
  • Expected results: Mod a commercial RF copter with a computer vision system
  • Contact: esibot8 [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title: BigPic - Picture frame running android on a beagle board
  • project: tbd
  • Short project description: My idea is to use the beagle board and a standard LCD with added touchscreen layer for navigation and interaction as hardware and run a customized Android on it, on top of it would be a slide show app that displays the images with some fancy transisions and multitouch zooming capabilities. Additional there could be some kind of coffee desk app that throws all the images on it and they can be sorted, zoomed, tagged etc. like the multitouch table demos from Microsoft or other companys.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Fully functional picture frame that hangs on the wall to show off ;-)
  • Contact: michel d0t racic ät


  • Title : Autonomous control and target tracking.
  • project: [8]
  • Short project description: The main objective of this project is to make a seeway already built autonomus, and to implement its control algorithms of people or vehicles tracking.This is obtained through vision algorithms using a camera and a laser mapping.
  • Expected results: 1st stage:Tailoring the electronic control board beagleboard.(NPC-AX2550 of RoboteQ, encoder model E5S U.S. company Digital Inclinometer FAS-G model of the Company MicroStrain, LMS-200 Laser Rangefinder).2nd stage:Adapting the vision algorithms to the beagleboard.3rd stage: Self-stabilization to keep the tracking of people or any other vehicle.
  • Contact: rafaelcarnicer [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title : Projectkennel
  • project: [9]
  • Short project description: "A home for your Beagleboard". Turn your Beagleboard into a webtablet.
  • Full Description: Projectkennel is essentially a shell (kennel), that the user can easily connect in their Beagleboard to create a webtablet. As there are many OSs that can run on a Beagleboard the user isnt 'locked in' to any particular OS etc.. on their webtablet. It is desgned for ease of use with the only cables required for internal connection being the LCD IDC cables, and two user selectable single jump wires for Touch interrupt and USER button IO. (thers is no need to plug anything into the DC Jack or USB connector on the Beagleboard). Beagleboard is easy to connect and remove.
    • Features:
      • 8" 800x600 LCD and Touch screen
      • 9V DC jack
      • Internal Battery
      • 2x External USB ports, 1x Internal USB port
      • Powerbutton/User config Button
      • Access to Audio Jacks on the Beagleboard
      • Easy access to Beagleboard.
  • Expected results: Fully functional accessory for your Beagleboard
  • Current Status: Have a working prototype#1, demoed with Android. (Website contains wiki of Build & patch info for Android too)
  • Homepage: [10] (Contains Dev forum, Gallery, Wiki and a Blog.)
  • Contact: projectkennel [at] gmail [dot] com

Debugging Support Over MUSB

  • Title : Debugging Support Over MUSB
  • project: Not Yet
  • Short project description: Project will add networking support over MUSB. Developers can use this setup for debugging kernel and applications and also downloading kernel on to the board.
  • Full Description: Current support for debugging on beagleboard is using serial interface. Since serial protocols are very slow, adding interactive debuggers such as GDB/KDBG will make debugging really time consuming. Project will use protocol similar to RNDIS and add networking support over MUSB. Current Linux kernel has this support which is in a development phase. Relevant changes will be made to this kernel tree and ported to Beagleboard. Same setup can also be utilized for downloading kernel on to the board.
  • Expected results: Debugging and downloading support using MUSB for Beagle board.
  • Homepage: Not Yet
  • Contact: send2bilal [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title : Abiling
  • project: Abiling
  • Short project description: An open source web server that user a beagleBoard and keeps unlimited records of location history of things that belong to you with real time access via a secure web server including the tracker circuit that harvests energy!
  • Expected results: Is to track/keep history of things that belong to you. Eg. your car, your company vehicles or your pet! The project has two parts. Location transmitters and a web server. Location transmitters are able to harvest energy using Solar to LiPO batteries.( a user may exclude this part if wishes to and replace with a battery) and the main web server that keeps records of things. A privileged user can access the web server and track the location history or the current behavior of anything on planet! as long as its got the little support circuitry with it. Most amazing part about this project is that it uses a BeagleBoard to be its web server minimizing power!
  • homepage: [11]
  • Contact: amalinda dot gamage at google mail dot com

Beagle Guard

  • Title : Beagle Guard
  • project:
  • Short project description: Multiple pocket based home & store monitoring & control gadget which could later also be made to act as an universal remotes.
  • Full Description: Why should all the monitors be stationary, and present at one place?

Rather with the miniature sized beagle board we could make the monitors mobile using wifi or other wireless technology supporting realtime video streaming so that multiple boards can receive & display the videos recorded by the cameras at site at the same time. Due to its size, the display monitors also could be made smaller and integrated with the board & hence pocket sized monitors can be implemented. Other features that can be added are

     * Priority based control. 
     * Remote control of Doors. 
     * Transmission of voice to the monitor site from the mobile beagle. 
     * manual/auto alarm triggering. 
     * Later, control of all the home appliances & store equipments could be devised using this as an universal remote.
  • Expected results:
    * Initially, Allows users to monitor sites while moving.
    * Auto decision making during intruder.
    * Later, Remote control for all appliances.
  • Contact:

BeagleBoard Open LCD

  • Title: BeagleBoard Open LCD
  • project: BeagleBoard Open LCD
  • Short project description: This project is to design a cheap and easy to assemble at home LCD and Touch Screen module for the REVC board (and beyond) LCD Expansion Headers. Based on the 24 bit 480x272 TFT-LCD found in the PSP-1000 and sold by
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Develop and open schematic, BOM, board design and Gerbers for the module (Using Cadsoft Eagle) as well as drivers for the the Touch Screen(Hopefully not necessary looking for a controller that's already fully supported and inexpensive)
  • Contact:


  • Title: Asil : car Assisting System with Image and Location processing
  • project: car Assisting System with Image and Location processing
  • Short project description: Car management to assist driver by providing model for outer environment with support of cameras, gps and other sensors.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Live camera view of outer environment
    • Car and obstacle recognition
    • Modeling environment with accurate distances
    • Integrating 3D modeling with gps system and some other 3D features(like integrating google's streetview)
    • Crash and risk warning
    • Providing a base for car multimedia system
    • Providing extensions (usb port, bluetooth connection to a 3G cell phone)
    • Getting online content(up-to-date maps, etc...)
  • Contact:


  • Title : An internet tablet using beagle board
  • project: To be done
  • Short project description: Attempt the following
             1) Add a comfortably large touch LCD.
             2) Add a GPRS+EDGE+3G+GSM modem
             3) Add a sim card controller and socket.
             4) Add a li-ion battery to drive the board and LCD.
             5) Possibly add Bluetooth/ WiFi(To be done)
             6) Get Android running on it.
  • Expected results:
             1) An open computing + connecting device and
             2) A possible replacement for laptop.
             3) Unlike existing tablets, the BeagleSlate will encourage
                your right to hack/modify/change it as you please.
  • Contact: Email id :

Distant Camera

  • Title: Distant Camera
  • project:
  • Short project description: Use Beagleboard to create a low energy consumption remote camera recording system for wildlife monitoring away from mains power.
  • Homepage: Not Yet
  • Full Description: This project will create a powerful CCTV recorder with functions presently limited to mains powered computer systems or expensive and power hungry control boxes. The system is aimed at the remote monitoring of wildlife for survey, study and interpretational projects and the collection of evidence in wildlife crime operations. Beagleboard is ideal for this purpose due to low power consumption and ease at which it can be fitted into a weatherproof case. The lack of affordable recording units for this type of application mean that many conservation organisations are still using VCR units or running miles of unnecessary cabling. Once the board is set up for remote recording with motion sensing, time stamp, camera switching etc we will look at utilising mobile phone networks to allow updates via mobile phones.
  • Expected results:
    • A customisable portable video recording device with powerful cctv processing features.
    • A completely portable wildlife monitoring system which can be used in the most remote locations with no need for mains power or wired network connections.
    • An opportunity for conservation organisations to finally send the VCR units to the recycling centre.
  • Contact: stevengregory [at] rtroll [dot] co [dot] uk

Autonomous Aerial and Ground Vehicles

  • Title : Autonomous Aerial and Ground Vehicles
  • Short project description:Design and build UGVs and UAVs in a modular fashion (modular both in software and hardware) employing sensor fusion at various levels leading to software APIs for several sensors, an Attitude & Heading Reference System, a path planner and a map builder.
  • Expected results:
      • Software APIs for GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, shaft encoders, distance measurement sensors.
      • An Open Attitude and Heading Reference System using components off the shelf(COTS)
      • Implementation of Optical Flow and Stereo Vision methods in OpenCV on beagleboard and fusion of the range data with distance measurements from ultrasonic sensors.
      • Development of localisation and navigation methods independent of the type of vehicle (air or land)
      • A robust low cost educational and research platform

  • Contact: Email id :


  • Title: BeagleBoard + arduino powered automated bird tracking tripod for DLSR camera's
  • project: beaglebird
  • Short project description: As electronics enthusiasts, software/engineering professionals and bird watchers we encountered a problem: Generally birds don't like it when people are watching and turn their back to you (so they can fly away quickly if necessary). To solve our problem we are aiming to build an automated bird-tracking tripod. For this we are already building a motion platform which will add stable and smooth 2-axis rotation to a tripod containing a DLSR camera + zoom lens. This motion platform is controlled by an arduino. Since the tripod will need to operate for several hours at a time to get a good shot, low power usage is prime. Therefore object tracking will be implemented and executed on a powerful yet low-power ARM based platform (beagleboard). Object-tracking is ideally done by using live-view functionality of the DLSR camera, but will first be implemented using a simple webcam next to the DLSR.
  • Homepage: Google-code Beaglebird
  • Expected results: Communication between arduino and beagleboard, interfacing with webcam, simple object tracking implemented in Java which can track birds in (at first blue) sky, ultimate goal: getting our picture in national geographic magazine!
  • Contact: p dot bronneberg plus beaglebird at gmail dot com


  • Title:PLC Dock for BeagleBoard Makes BeagleBoard a powerful Open Hardware Programmable Logic Controller for Industrial Automation.
  • project: TBD
  • Short project description: Add modular Industrial I/O and power to the BB providing a home for the numerous Linux automation projects that now run on PC's not well accepted on the factory floor. The project will use a SPI backplane and plug in input and output cards that provide the standard 24VDC levels used in industrial settings. The outputs can directly drive valves, contactors, and various actuators so the project can directly replace proprietary PLCs with an Open Hardware PLC and Open protocols and communications. Once tested and working, the PCB files, Gerbers, schematics, BOM, and other information will be released under an Open License, probably Creative Commons. I will round up the necessary drivers and port a small demo PLC program in C with ncurses which will be released under GPL. Most of this exists on paper now, awaiting resources.
  • Homepage: TBD
  • Expected results:Remove Obstacles to Linux in automation and break the proprietary stranglehold and Tower Of Babel where nothing interoperates as well as advancing the state of the art in Industrial Automation with much more versatile, powerful, Open, hardware. Providing an appropriate platform for the many Linux automation projects. Provide networked I/O for Linux SCADA and other projects.
  • Contact: wideopen1 at frontiernet dot net

Beagle Interactive Whiteboard

  • Title: Beagle Interactive Whiteboard
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: A portable Interactive Whiteboard using BeagleBoard and the picoDLP projector
  • Homepage: not yet
  • Expected results:
    • A basic hardware specification for a portable presentation system.
    • An aplication for a portable presentation system.
    • A demonstration of the possibilities provided by the BeagleBoard and the picoDLP.
  • Contact: remendozag[at]gmail[.]com

Spheric Video System

  • Title: Spheric Video System
  • Short project description: A system that controls several video cameras to reproduce spheric videos. The Beagle Board is used to control the video cameras and reproduce the final video.
  • Homepage: None at this time.
  • Contact: rdiego at teisa dot unican dot es, daniel at teisa dot unican dot es

Buildroot support for Beagleboard

  • Title: Buildroot support for Breagleboard
  • Short project description: Buildroot is a very popular and easy to use embedded Linux distribution. It is small and very easy to hack and as such is better suited for kernel hackers than OpenEmbedded, which is geared more towards application developers. Similar project exists, but has not been updated for a year, so I assume it is dead.
  • Homepage:
  • Contact: demiurg at femtolinux dot com


  • Title: BeagleHome
  • project:
  • Short project description: Expandable Home monitoring and automation system, using Beagleboard as host/server and a collection of sensor/actuator devices based on ATmega 8bit uC.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Design an easily expandable system for home automation.
  • Contact: biomol at gmail dot com

All-in-one device for teachers

  • Title: Small device for school and highschool teachers
  • Short project description: In most schools, having a videoprojector and a computer is not easy. A low cost, portable, compact device based on beagleboard with the TI DLP picoprojecteur (or a miniprojector), and interactive whiteboard capabilities (based on webcam and an IR pen) could be an answer.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Report if common free school software work on the beagleboard.
    • Interactive whiteboard capabilities : hardware specifications and software programming.
  • Contact: jerome.etheve at

Minix3 OS On Beagle Board

  • Title: Minix3 OS On Beagle Board
  • project: [12]
  • Short project description: Porting Minix3 Operating System to Beagle Board is a micro kernel operating system.
  • Homepage: Coming soom
  • Description: Minix3 is a micro kernel operating system with a small trusted computing base.
  • Expected results:
    • A micro kernel based os that could be used in self tolerant embedded systems
    • Better Documents for further porting efforts
  • Contact: mail.vibi at gmail dot com

Go Green Beagle

  • Title: Go Green Beagle
  • project: [13]
  • Short project description: Get Ready to Go Green and start using "GO GREEN BEAGLE" device instead of paper.
  • Homepage: Coming soon
  • Description: In "GO GREEN BEAGLE" project porting of E-ink should be done and its driver should also written. Power consumption should be taken into consideration where the battery life should last for 7 days, once it is charged.
  • Expected results:
    • Porting of E-ink and its driver
    • Battery should last 7 days
  • Application :
    • Reading books
    • E-Library
    • E-news paper
  • Contact: vinayak.jkataraki at gmail dot com

Earth Jukebox

  • Title: Earth Jukebox
  • project: [14]
  • Short project description: The idea is to build a jukebox with open hardware where people can go and recycle cans or other materials and they get music for there contribution to the planet.
  • Homepage:
  • Status: Already have a working( in my desktop ) code, I need to test it on a beagleboard
  • Description: The idea is to create a jukebox to encourage people to recycle by giving them a song for every can or recyclable material they put on the jukebox, the first idea is to use it for cola cans
  • Expected results:
    • Encourage people to recycle
  • Contact: alvarosb at gmail dot com

Jarvis Iron Man suit control

  • Title: Jarvis control
  • project: not yet
  • Short project description: Manage an Iron Man suit with FX.
  • Homepage:
  • Description: The board will control over speech recognition a suit I´m building ( ), It would manage the faceplate, lights, sounds, play phrases and when flexible screens are out for buying probably will add cammera with IR for better vision. In a few words all the FX able to addapt to a suit like this one.
  • Expected results:
    • Add speech controll for all the animatronics and FX in the suit
  • Contact: capitanzabana at hotmail dot com

Beagle Tick

  • Title: BeageTick
  • project: [15]
  • Short project description: NTP time server with VLF time signal demodulation
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Description: An accurate clock is very important for many tasks, NTP servers are used to allow computers on a network to set the correct time automatically by polling a time server.

In the US the station WWVB broadcast's time signals this, the frequency used is 60khz, there are other VLF time signals around the world such as DCF in Germany. The BeagleTick will control a low frequency receiver. The frequency is adjustable from 40khz to 80khz, which covers the major Time signal broadcast from around the world. Time signal stations

  • JJY - 40khz - Japan
  • WWVB - 60khz - USA
  • RBU- 66.66khz Russia
  • BPC - 68.5 - China
  • DCF - 77.5 KHZ - Germany

Once the signal is received the BeagleBoard will demodulate the signal the corrected time is sent to the NTP server that is running on the BeagleBoad. All user settings are controlled from a web interface. Signal strength other variables such as TCXO temp are also stored on a flash card for later analysis. The remote display is a full color graphic LCD which shows the current time, TCXO state, system temp, uptime, current ip address. If the radio clock fails for any reason the unit will try and sync to a public NTP server. This unit also has 1pps output for syncing other devices which is locked to the TCXO.

  • Expected results:
  • NTP server that is accurate and stable, can be used indoors unlike GPS based time servers, that require an external antenna.
  • Contact:


  • Title: RTT-Scores
  • project: Will be created if I win a board
  • Short Project description: Real-Time Twitter Scoreboard updates
  • Description: A USB camera pointed at the scoreboard in a sports arena will be used to acquire pictures of the scoreboard as quickly as possible. The pictures will be analyzed by software to locate the position and meaning of the individual numbers (score, time remaining, penalties, period, etc) and converted into real-time data which will be tweeted onto the internet for real-time updates. Tweets could be goals scored, time remaining, penalty announcements, etc.
  • Homepage: TBA
  • Expected results:
    • Twitter library for sending status updates
    • USB webcam video acquisition
    • Temporal video analysis coupled with OCR
  • Contact: mail4hh[at]pobox[dot]com


  • Title: dragon
  • project: [16]
  • Short Project description: Transforming the world-class Cisco 7940 into a rich unified communicator powered by Linux
  • Description: This project aims to convert a Cisco 7940 (or equivilant) IP phone into a rich multimedia communications device.

By replacing the front display with a touch display and interfacing the stock keypad and other operations, the IP phone would have an expanded capability and expanded manageability. Another option would be to remove the entire front facia and craft a new bezel for a full touch display and integrate that instead into the handset. A BeagleBoard would power the device and its' yet to be determined operating system.

  • Homepage: TBA
  • Expected results:
    • SIP/SCCP interconnectivity
    • Connectivity to a Cisco Unified CallManager system
    • Video calling and other features TBD
  • Contact: dakota .AT. dragonfli .DOT. org


  • Title: Sniffer-beagle
  • project: [17]
  • Short Project description: Sniffer-beagle will be a robot which will able to find out direction of gas (A perticular gas for it is being trained).It will follow the direction of gas and try to figure out source of gas.If the gas is "Hazardous" it will blow a alarm.A camera attached to this will be able to show current view. With the help of beagle board based robotic gas sensing and data aquisition system capture data can be transmitted over WLAN.This kind of robot is best for chemical plant or petrochemical plant.Till now as per my studies manualy every corner is check.this kind robot will help in that case.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Gas sensing robot with live video facility
    • Connectivity using WLAN for comunication
  • Contact: vjaykadam[At]gmail[dot]com



  • Title: Implement portable E-Book reader using BeagleBoard.
  • project: beaglebook
  • Short project description: Implement portable E-Book reader using BeagleBoard.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Create E-Book reader which displays pdf/djvu/txt/chm/html files on a 3-4" LCD/touch screen downloaded from flash/USB.
  • Contact: lim.dongxing at gmail dot com


  • Title: BeagleBox
  • project: [18]
  • Short project description: BeagleBox is an Internet-based video system intended for use with TV's that do not support streaming network video.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: 10 second boot, Sony Bravia styled UI, no long term storage. See Design page for details.
  • Contact: mjhammel at graphics-muse dot org

Beagle Unmanned Terrestrial Vehicle B-UTV

  • Title: Beagle Unmanned Terrestrial Vehicle B-UTV
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: An unmanned terrestrial vehicle control system based on the beagle board architecture. The system should be able to control the throttle and steering, provide a wireless communication interface and present a graphical user interface to the user to provide the control of the vehicle over a remote location.
  • Description:

The main objective is to build a system (both hardware and software) adaptable to provide remote control of any automobile (automatic shift assumed), while providing the operator with real time data. The project will be divided into several phases:

1- Throttle and Steering Control Basically in this phase the hardware for the control of the vehicle is going to be designed and built. As a first approach the idea was to interface the beagleboard to the CAN network of the car to provide control of the throttle and break systems of the car via the Cruise system of the car. However in order to make the system truly portable and flexible to any model of car and to avoid doing any substantial changes to the car’s system (the idea is to be able to switch between manual (normal) control and remote control when needed) within the project objectives is the use and customization of actuators to control the throttle and steering of the unit. After the hardware is setup the next natural step will be to control it via the expansion port of the beagleboard, in the worst scenario the control will be done by a microcontroller, which will interface with the beagleboard (which will do all the transactional processing).

2- Communications In this phase the communication should be resolved. Two types of communications schemes will be investigated: The first one and more probable will be the use of a 3G WiFi dongle to provide Internet connection to the system; the second one will be the use of a WiFi dongle and provide connection through WiMax network (this will limit too much the coverage and usability of the system). After setting up Internet connection to the board, the idea is to embed a server to which the operator can log from any Internet access point to gain control of the vehicle and operate it (even through iphone or any internet capable device). In few words provide connectivity to the board and code the scripts to decode user inputs into physical signal to control the car’s movement.

3- Visualization hardware The third phase will handle the vision part of the project. First an electronic arm servo based will be designed built and controlled (again not very sure to use the expansion port on the beagle or interface via microcontroller) in order to provide an arm capable of moving in a 360º-180º angle to give movement to a camera to be mounted at the end of it. The camera will interface with the beagleboard and the video capture should be sent via de server embedded on the board.

4- Graphical user interface At this stage of the project the idea is to make a user end application that will connect to the server and also to design a web page. The goal is to be able to connect and take control over the vehicle from any computer so a web page seems to be the way to go. However an application seems to provide more security for the transfer of the information. The project aim is to provide both options.

5- Further steps Once the system is working there is space for a lot of further developing. Some ideas are:

  • Provide CAN interface so we can get data on the status of the car (speed, tire pressure, amount of gas left, etc…)
  • Make a GUI to work with some augmented reality lenses. This way by using the lenses there is no need for a computer display. The system could show the camera feed and the information of the car status.
  • Adding accelerometer to the lenses would allow to control the camera pan and tilt using head movements this will improve the feeling of actually driving the car.
  • Contact: filoteo_2000[at]hotmail[.]com

Beagle Novel Fire Detection System

  • Title: Beagle Novel Fire Detection System
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: The fire detection systems available today use smoke sensors to predict fire rather than to detect, in this project a video based fire detection will take palce controlled by beagle board.The system will use either USB or Zigbee protocol to communicate with the control center and also will have a alarm unit, the most difficult task will be Image Processing Algorithms to detect fire.
  • Contact: aslamengineer[at]live[dot]com


It will use a software written using openCV and openGL to track the motion of people and project reatime generated graphics. The device will be controlled using Open Sound Control messages.The device is aimed at dance and theatre performances as well as museums installations. Several devices could be linked using classic ethernet hubs to cover a larger area of projection.

  • Contact: plusplusweb[at]free[dot]fr


  • Title: BeagleRB
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: The BeagleRB project (BeagleBoard Robotics Base) is a project aiming to release plans and software and instructions on how to set up a cheap open-source wireless robotics base with a BeaglBoard as core component.

It includes the chassis (or frame) construction, the drive control system (motor drivers), the microcontroller source code, and the code running on the beagleboard which coordinates everything.

The basic idea is that the beagleboard will connect via bluetooth to a wireless joystick (e.g. Sony DualShock3) and retrieve info on the buttons, axis, etc via an SDL application or a Processing ( applet. Then, this application or applet will send data to the Microcontroller (Arduino Duemilanove --> which will then send PWM signals to the Motor Drivers, moving the motors.

  • Contact: jonathan [at] ljfteam [dot] com


  • Title: PCBFab
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: The goal of this project is to bring better PCB fabrication to everyday hobbyist and engineers. This goal is to be completed through the use of an active mask to project the pattern onto the copper boards. This will be done by an LCD display attached to a small yet powerful CPU (Maybe a BeagleBoard)that can render gerber files and display them. The LCD will have a custom UV backlight to prepare the treated copper boards for etching. This will eliminate the need to print toner on copper or tape printed patterns onto the copper. The board can then be etched by chemicals controlled by the CPU. The etching time could also be controlled by the CPU via a camera. The CPU could look for the expected polygons on the PCB.
  • Contact: joneseatworld [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title: E-CarPC
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: Beagle board based CarPC connected to OBD2 allowing custom logging, gauge display, Check engine light code reading and clearing. Logging/Code information available via wifi web interface. Since most cars rely heavily on their internal network, CAN, most in car functions are actually messages sent over this network. There it should be possible to lock/unlock doors, roll windows down, open deck lid, even change radio stations all via CAN messages. This enables us to perform these functions wireless as well. Connection to GPS, with google maps possible, however since my car has a navigation system this will most likely not be included.
  • Contact: matthew.shoemaker [at] gmail [dot] com

Beagle - Who am I?

  • Title: Beagle - Who Am I?
  • project:
  • Homepage: Not yet
  • Short project description: Beagle - Who am I? aims to build low-cost human identification system.This system can be used to assist visually impaired people to identify their friends and it can also be used for home surveillance applications to provide access for authorised individuals only (e.g., for accessing rooms, or garages etc.).
  • Expected Results:
    • This project would also produce an open-source library which will contain human recognition algorithms, which works on Beagleboard reliably.
    • To use Beagleboard-WiFi network to send message to security department, if unauthorised individual tries to gain access to home entrance.
    • To provide Openembedded recipe for beagle human identification system.
  • Contact: srikanthparupati [at] gmail [dot] com

Quad Rotor Vision-based Controller

  • Title: Quad Rotor Vision-based Controller
  • project:
  • Homepage: DM642 based phase 1 project homepage is
  • Short project description: Low power & light weighted vision-based 6DOF pose estimation & control module that can be easily integrated into any quadrotor system.
  • Expected Results:
    • Phase 1 will produce an optimized version of OpenSURF library for beagleboard.
    • Phase 2 will produce a self pose estimation module.
    • The ultimate goal is to build a complete quadrotor controller module that can be used for other quadrotor projects.
  • Contact: yuhaihai12345 [at] gmail [dot] com

Beagle Vehicular box

  • Title: Beagle Vehicular box
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: Beagle Vehicular box will be built to deploy in any vehicle. Vehicle owner can use it for connecting his cell phone by Bluetooth so that he can take his calls through board, listening music and Board will be updating current location of vehicle on a server for tracking purpose.
  • Expected Results:
    • This project is targeted to Indian Auto mobile market where this solution can be applied to all ranges of vehicles at a very low cost. Beagle Vehicular box will have following features:-
    • 1. Bluetooth Telephony: Connecting Cell phone with Beagle board requires a Bluetooth usb dongle so that Beagle board can become bluetooth capable. To have bluetooth functionality on Beagle board we need to have Bluetooth drivers and support for this board. These drivers and utilities will be fetched from open source. Once board is bluetooth capable then:-
        • 1.1. The implementation of transferring call from cell phone to bluetooth needs to be done.
        • 1.2. Implementation of Giving Callers voice on Audio Jack and taking response from external mic needs to be done.
        • 1.3. Lastly transferring the input from external mic to cell phone so that caller can get response.
      • Enhancement with Touch-screen LCD:
        • If Touch-screen LCD support becomes available for Beagle board than we can enhance this solution to have a dialling pad on Beagle board. By having dialling pad on screen, user can dial a call through Beagle board and once he gets in to his vehicle user do not have to use his cell phone except switching on Cell phone's Bluetooth.
    • 2. Multimedia Services: Beagle board will be provided with support of multimedia applications so that user can plug his usb stick and play music through the board. This will require implementation/porting of a open source multimedia player and its supported audio and video codecs.
      • Enhancement with Touch-screen LCD:
        • Fellow passenger in the vehicle can watch video which are available in USB stick.
    • 3. Location reporting service: This feature can be used to report vehicle's current area location. There are two ways to achieve this:-
        • 3.1 User has to connect his GPRS enabled cell phone with beagle board. Beagle board will ask Cell phone about its current location and it will send this location information using GPRS to another server which will keep track of all locations.
        • 3.2. User has to connect USB based internet device to the board.Beagle board will ask Cell phone about its current location and it will send this location information using USB internet to another server which will keep track of all locations. For this option open source dialler utility for USB based Internet device will be also be required to ported according to Beagle architecture.
    • Further Enhancements with Touch-Screen LCD:
      • Web browser can be integrated for surfing.
  • Contact: ankitgargakg [at] gmail [dot] com


  • Title: AstroBeagle
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description: This project will attempt to use several Beagleboards to process several functions for a robot, each board devoting computation time to one or two systems, such as vision or navigation, in order to operate autonomously.
  • Expected Results: Ultimately, to create a robot, around a recognisable design, that is capable of autonomous operation.
  • Contact: calufrax [at] yahoo [dot] com


  • Title: BeagleLabTop
  • project:
  • Homepage:
  • Short project description:

The hardware shall comprise of a BeagleBoard + an LCD Screen/Monitor.On the Software side,A Customized version of Ubuntu for aiding in Lab research,mainly via easy Data Acquisition(& Processing,using the DSP) from various lab equipment and Real Time Analysis of the same. It can also be used during Practical Examinations at schools/universities where students are often required to submit their data on handwritten reports.Instead of these paper reports,the LabTop can directly interface with lab equipment,read data from them,and the students can then upload their experiment's readings and data immediately to a central server,which can evaluate these as they are submitted,relaying back the scores and grades.

  • Expected Results:
    • A Beagle LabTop at each lab workstation,simplfying research and making lab time more productive.
    • An improved and more transparent lab experience for instructors and students.
  • Contact:kmmankad at gmail dot com


This project is powered by the awesome BeagleBoard and the Arduino microcontroller platform. It is a location-aware (GPS) weather station that collects data about the ambient temperature, humidity, gas/pollutants levels using sensors connected to the Arduino in that lat+long and tweets them. The form factor would allow you to keep it mobile since it would be powered by batteries. So, it can collect and log data (using an SD Card) and tweet using wifi while on the move. Further features could include using a GPRS module to increase coverage. You can use the logged data to even plot graphs, etc. It would also contain a touchscreen display for the UI.

  • Expected Results:
    • A Personal Mobile Weather that is location aware and connected.
  • Contact:smmankad [at] gmail [dot] com


Short Description: Build an Cheap and Portable POS (Point of Sale) System.

Full Description: The aim of this project is to build Cheap and Portable POS SYSTEM.The project is divided in five stages, the beginning is the mix of some help and development made,like TouchScreen interface and Ubuntu on BeagleBoard. Then update of Ubuntu, for the last version and fix some bugs. Install, Configuring and Run POS Software (home made). Set wireless connection and connect battery for portable version. Finally the authorized POS station can connect to the master station to make product transactions and sales.

Final product - Test all System in my Father shop.

BeagleBoard Project Link:

Repository Project Link: - Under ConstructionItalic text


Short Description: A miniature arcade system running emulators of arcade games and retro video-games off of a BeagleBoard.

Full Description: This miniature arcade would be playing classic arcade and home video games. This project would use original mini arcade controls and would simulate the arcade experience in miniature. The main purpose of this project would be to create and edit current emulating softwares to make them work well in small scale while still having fun. The BeagleBoard would be the essential piece in this project because of its small size and high power that would perfectly suit this application. The total size of this mini arcade system would be approximately 1'x1'x2'.

Expected Results: Mini arcade running retro video-games with mini arcade controls project:


Contact: Ofstedal [dot] Wolfgang [at]


Short Description: A Beagleboard based tool for configuring, deploying, monitoring, running diagnostics and analyzing protocol data in a ZigBee Wireless Sensor Network. The tool will support at first the cheaper XBee modules.

Full Description: The ZigBeagle will allow locally or remotely over-the-air configure, reprogram and monitor all nodes in a ZigBee network from a very convenient graphic interface. A special purpose ZigBee Network Card will be developed with all the necessary Linux drivers for interfacing with the BeagleBoard. Over the top of the low level drivers a C/C++ API will be written providing a convenient interface to the low level ZigBee functionalty, and over the C/C++ API a modular application software will be developed for all task mentioned: configuring, monitoring, deploying, running diagnostics and analyzing IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee protocol data frames and packets.

Expected Results: A tablet like computer with a ZigBee network card and the driver, API and application software. project:


Contact: raul-at [at] hotmail [dot] com

Haptic Belt for the Blind

Title Haptic Belt for the Blind project:


Short Description: Using a Kinect or Kinect-like device for helping those without sight move around an obstacle-riddled environment.

Long Description: Capstone design course at Oklahoma State University for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our team of four is working on a project to use either the Kinect or possibly the Asus Xtion device for detecting objects like chairs, stairs, tables, people, etc. In order to convey this information, we plan on implementing a haptic system with vibrating motors and audio alerts for relaying more complex signals.

Expected Results: The team expects to have completed an all-in-one prototype belt that a user could wear with no other needed accessories.

Contact: edking [at] okstate [dot] edu

Contest #2 projects

Please don't add new projects, contest #2 is closed.


1st winner of contest #2

  • Title: James - Just A Miniature Entertainment System
  • project: James
  • Short project description: James is a home server system aiming at video recording (PVR), storage and playback, but also offering other common home functions, e.g. in the areas of security and IP telephony.
  • Homepage: For now BeagleBoard/James.
  • Expected results: Updated recipes for all relevant packages on OpenEmbedded. A script to install the needed packages to an Angstrom image (generated by Koen's generator) and documentation on how to configure things.
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks on gmail


2nd winner of contest #2

  • Title: E-Ink Interface Board and Driver for beagleboard
  • Homepage: BeagleEPD
  • project:
  • Short project description: This project aims to interface an E-Ink display directly with a beagleboard. This is done by creating an interface board that is connected to the Beagleboard expansion header and converts the relevant gpio signals into the levels appropriate for interfacing with the E-Ink display controller. The second part is to write a driver which is a port of am300epd.c from mach-pxa to mach-omap in order to support the E-Ink broadsheet framebuffer driver directly on beagleboard. All of this results in making it possible to connect any E-Ink display controller to a Beagleboard (via the expansion header) and to then treat any E-Ink display as another framebuffer.
  • Expected results: Schematic for interface PCB between Beagleboard and E-Ink display controller board. A beagleepd.c mach-omap driver that will setup and control the IO pins appropriately.
  • Contact: jayakumar at IRC (freenode, oftc) or

nullDC / Beagle

  • Title: nullDC_Beagle - Full SEGA Dreamcast emulator, with newly added support for Beagle.
  • project:
  • Short project description: Full featured emulator for SEGA Dreamcast, Naomi and Sammy Atomiswave. Supports full hardware emulation, debugger (x86 only), VMU/Memory packs, state saves and much more.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: For the contest: A WIP (but working) build of the emulator to show full utilization of the beagles hardware capabilities, including emulation of a 200mhz RISC processor (Hitachi SuperSH4), a 33mhz ARM7tdmi with full AICA DSP emulated on the C64x DSP, and utilisation of the PowerVR SGX hardware to emulate the Dreamcast's PowerVR CLX2 chip-set. It is expected all of the hardware will be at near 100% utilisation.
  • Contact: ZeZu [at] emudev [.] org

(Speech) Scrambler Beagle

  • Title: (Speech) Scrambler Beagle
  • project:
  • Short project description: A speech scrambler developed on Beagleboard for scrambling analog audio I/O (in "speech domain"). By scrambling means: processing it digitally using commonly used Cryptography Algorithm (AES, 3DES etc) and or other "unique-your-own-algorithm"
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: Full (digital) data processing of speech data acquired from analog I/O.The data processing involves: 1. Speech Coding, we will use LPC 10; 2. Modulation, QPSK will be there as the prototype; 3. Encryption -- AES 128 comes into mind.
  • Contact: dio[dot]rahman[at]

Contest #1 projects


  • Title: support beagle board emulation in qemu
  • project: qemu-omap3
  • Short project description: Qemu-omap3 is an opensource project which adds omap3 related devices emulation into qemu. Beagle board is the primary devices to emulate.
  • Homepage: qemu omap3 emulation support
  • Expected results:
    • booting linux kernel and rootfs from nand and mmc image
    • Wiki page how to run qemu-omap3 for beagle board
  • Submission:
  • Contact: yajin AT


  • Title: develop open source software to use BeagleBoard as a handheld GPS receiver
  • project: none yet
  • Short project description: openGPS is a project to use a basic processing platform with open source software to develop a handheld GPS receiver. Using any of a number of available map data bases, such as Open Street Maps, a handheld GPS receiver would provide new capabilities that are not currently found in commercial receivers. In addition it would provide a platform for a number of customizations and expansion of capabilites.
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Expected results:
    • development of a display app with moving map capabilities
    • development of a user interface for handheld apps
    • integration with suitable LCD display
    • interface to map files on SD card
    • Wiki page on GPS receiver functions and features
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick

Beagle Conference System

  • Title: Use beagle to come up with a conferencing system for home users
  • project: BeagleConf
  • Short project description: This is a project that aims at bringing conferencing into the drawing rooms of users' homes. The idea is to use beagle, interface it with a webcam, internet (through ethernet/ wifi), usb bluetooth (to interface a integrated keyboard/ mouse), audio in and out of beagle interfaced with a microphone and the speakers of the tv (in the living room of the user), and use a conferencing software like Ekiga (or probably Skype?). The device should be extremely affordable (low cost), to bring conferencing to homes of common users.
  • Homepage: none yet
  • Expected results:
    • A 'complete' home conferencing system would include the 'unit' and a keyboard with an integrated mouse. The 'unit' shall consist of beagle, with interfaces exposed for USB webcam, audio in for microphone, audio out to connect to the TV, ethernet interface or another USB port for USB wifi and another USB port for bluetooth.
    • When the system is turned on, users shall be presented with a list of contacts that they could dial (probably a customized interface of Ekiga).
    • The software shall provide the users, the capability to add/ modify/ delete users and their contact details.
    • The software shall also provide for ways to chat (text) with the users.
    • The software shall be capable of running through a demo for the users which includes instructions for set up and usage.
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick


  • Title: Use a beagle board to drive a remote controlled car.
  • project: None
  • Short project description: Connect servos to the beagle board expansion header, 802.11g wireless to the use port, and use joystick on a host to remotely control the servos.
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results:
    • Ability to control a RC car using only a beagle board and servos, this will work with both nitro and electric cars with mechanical speed controllers.
  • Contact: code at chrisd dot info


Linux Hard Real-Time (PREEMPT_RT) demo

  • Title: Test hard real-time (-rt) Linux kernel 2.6.31 on the Beagle, report and fix -rt related bugs, create real-time applications demo using OpenEmbedded / Ångström.
  • project: None
  • Short project description: Make sure the TI OMAP device drivers are -rt safe; Build a typical real-time user land set of applications (Ångström based).
  • Homepage:
  • Expected results: hard sub 300 microseconds (us) scheduling latency for real-time class user space applications (targetting multimedia).
    • Real-time scheduled media playback. Less or no frame skips on video. Latency reports.
  • Contact: likewise IRC

USB Support in U-boot

2nd winner of contest #1

  • Title: Add MUSB gadget support for OMAP3 to u-boot.
  • Homepage: U-boot musb gadget support
  • project:
  • Short project description: Currently people require an extra serial adaptor to interact with u-boot, adding USB gadget support to u-boot enables the use of serial console, saving costs and troubles to BeagleBoard users. This enables as well the future application of the DFU patches to power fast software downloads without requiring MMC (but the DFU patches are a different can of worms to be accepted on mainstream u-boot).
  • Expected results: U-boot patch against u-boot omap3 git tree that enables booting beagleboard and appear as an USB serial adaptor (CDC class, so it can be used in Linux/OS x without major problems), and the modified .inf file for windows.
  • Contact: ddompe at IRC


  • Title: James - Just A Miniature Entertainment System
  • project: To be Added...
  • Short project description: James is a home server system aiming at video recording (PVR), storage and playback, but also offering other common home functions, e.g. in the areas of security and IP telephony.
  • Homepage: For now BeagleBoard/James. For the PVR part there is information and a demo through
  • Expected results: For the contest: the proposal on BeagleBoard/James and the demo on For the future: a flexible system providing the functionality as described in the proposal.
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks on gmail


1st winner of contest #1

  • Title: Beagle Board powered robot
  • project: beaglebot
  • Short project description: BeagleBot is a Beagle powered robot. It has few servos, ultrasonic ranger, webcam, wlan...
  • Homepage: BeagleBot homepage
  • Expected results:
    • Partly autonomous robot
    • PC controlling of the robot
  • Contact: antti at

Android Cupcake for BeagleBoard

  • Title: Android Cupcake for BeagleBoard
  • project: beagledroid
  • Short project description: This is a port of the post-1.0 Cupcake version of Android to the BeagleBoard.
  • Homepage: For now, you can download the images from here and instructions from here
  • Expected results: Android boots, runs, can browse the Internet, etc. No sound, though.
  • Contact: Please add (obfuscated) mail address or Beagle IRC nick

FreeBSD port to BeagleBoard

  • Title : A port of FreeBSD-arm to the BeagleBoard
  • project: freebsd-bgb
  • Short project description: This is a port of the FreeBSD operating system to the BeagleBoard, as the first platform for supporting Omap on the OS.
  • Expected results: FreeBSD boots and can be used through a serial console + port of a (USB?) ethernet controller driver for NFS boot.
  • Contact: AsqYzeron====FreeBSD port to BeagleBoard====

Mob: +919886091847 Email id :

Project title: UNIVIRTUAL

Project objectives :

1>This aim building 3-d model device using beagle board which helps people to communicate virtually anyone using the software on beagle board. • My project aims at bringing the 'virtual universe'(entire globe) in to software through which people can communicate similar feeling of real world.

2> We are aiming to build a tablet pc, which act as a pocket computer. Aiming to bring all the applications to small hand held device to reduce the workload of the public. • This project aims at virtual completion of all daily routine work in no time supported with the audio commands intercations using DSP processor.

We are aiming to build a tablet pc with the beagle board board at its heart and a whole new range of peripherals. We are planning to replace the traditional lcd screen with a projector, thereby allowing the user to use any surface near him as a screen. Also the mouse interface is to be replaced by an ingenious haptic accelerometer device connected to your fingers thereby allowing your fingers to act as a mouse. A virtual keyboard is also to be provided.beagle control of cameras with a whole range of other interfaces will make the tablet pc experience a lot more cool

Expected results:: 1> virtual communication 2> completion of human work at no time.


  • Title : Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
  • project: AUV
  • Short project description: A vision, control and navigation system for a robotic submarine.
  • Homepage: McGill Autonomous Robotics Team
  • Contact: alanschoen on gmail
  • Full Description:

Our goal is to power an unmanned, autonomous vehicle with beagle boards. Larger, more power-hungry boards are usually used for this task, but we believe that our system can be ported to beagle boards. Small, low-power boards provide many benefits in an underwater environment. All of our electronics must be housed in an enclosed compartment where space is tight and heat can build up. Beagle boards take up about a quarter of the space which our current board fills, and draw less than a tenth of the power.

Underwater robotics is becoming increasingly important. At depths which are unsafe for human divers, robots allow us to observe and interact with deep sea environments. This was demonstrated in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In addition to demonstrating their great potential, this disaster also highlighted the drawbacks of current underwater robots. Remotely controlled submarines are difficult to control precisely and can create problems of their own. The way forward for underwater robots is to reduce or eliminate the need for human control during missions. Our goal is to build such a robot, one which requires no active input while underwater.

In order to build a robot that can function without active human input, it is necessary to gather and interpret data about the robot's surroundings. Currently we use a bulky pentium-based system which consumes 30W of power. Our plan is to implement the same software system on 2 beagle boards. Each board has a distinct role in the system.

  • The main control board will be the central brains of the system. It will contain a state machine which tells the rest of the robot what to do at each point in time. To facilitate this it will also contain a control system, which determines the exact details of how to carry out an action. This board will also contain a Kalman filtering system, which combines the input from different sensors and compensates for noisy input, like magnetic interference between the motors and the compass.
  • The vision board will take images from two cameras and determine features of the environment which are relevant for navigation. This system will be implemented in OpenCV, and will rely on the Video for Linux and GStreamer libraries. Our vision strategy uses a variety of mathematical tools like color segmentation, thresholding, ellipse-fitting, and line-fitting. These tasks are computationally intensive, and code will have to be intensively optimized to maximize the speed at which frames can be processed.

  • Expected results:
  • Visual processing including color grouping, object segmentation, object identification, and determination of orientation and size at 3-5 frames per second.
  • Streaming and logging of data, including video.
  • Remote control.
  • A complete 3D PID control system incorporating underwater physics.
  • A sensor integration system using Kalman filtering to optimally combine input from an array of sensors to determine the location and orientation of the robot.


Short Description: A robot that can act as a postman for the internal mail system of offices, universities government buildings, etc.

Full Description: The aim of this project is to build a robot that can act as a postman of the internal mail system of offices, universities etc. Although we are in the age of electronic mails, there are still some documents that need to be sent as a hard copy. In office buildings, universities, this is handled in an old-fashion way, using a postman, which lacks of speed. A robot can do the same job faster and by carrying more post at a time. It can also connect to the internal Wifi, so that the main queue system will be on a web-page. Users can see where the PostBot is, see the job list, waiting time and assign jobs online via this page.

BeagleBoard Project Link:



  • Jason Kridner (jkridner)
  • Koen Kooi (koen)
  • Dirk Behme (dirk2)
  • Steve Sakoman (sakoman)
  • Hunyue Yau (ds2)
  • Mans Rullgard (mru)
  • Gregoire Gentil (gregoiregentil)

Past Judges

  • Robert Kuhn (robertk)


  • Judges cannot participate in the contest.
  • The ruling of the judges is final. Jason Kridner will determine when the ruling of the judges has been provided.
  • Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins.
  • All voting will be public and logged on this page.
  • Jason Kridner will be responsible for getting the boards to the winner and runner-up. Recipients must meet US export control requirements.
  • To follow up on shipping details, contact beagleship at
  • Individuals are limited to a single entry, but may include as many demonstrations as desired within that entry.


  • All new content must be open source as determined by the OSI.
  • Submission should be in the form of an easy-to-use image/archive provided via a webpage.
    • <1GB 'dd' image for an SD card is recommended. Instructions
    • Alternatives allowed, such as Android on Beagle, as long as instructions are provided.
  • "Wow" or "coolness" factor from usefulness/user experience point of view
  • Overall quality of the submission
  • Technical complexity
    • "Coolness" of the technical solution, even if it isn't useful for all the masses
    • Amount of work needed, i.e. x hours or x days?
  • Angstrom recipe for image
  • Documentation for the demo
  • Running power consumption
  • Use of DSP and SGX
  • Ease of use

Contest #1


Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins. Points:

2009-01-11 Jason Koen Dirk Steve Hunyue Mans Robert Sum points
qemu-omap3 3 3 2 3 2 13
Beagle ConfSys
BeagleRC 1 1 3 2 7
RT demo 2 2 1 5
MUSB for U-Boot 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 17
BeagleBot 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 21
James 3 1 4
Android 2 1 3
FreeBSD port


Contest Date Winner Runner-up
1 Monday, January 12, 2009 BeagleBot MUSB for U-Boot
Congratulations ;-) RobertK 11:30, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

There is a nice BeagleBot cruises on Linux article about contest #1 winner, too.

Contest #2


Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins. Points:

2009-03-01 Jason Koen Dirk Steve Hunyue Mans Robert Sum points
James 6 7 5 7 3 5 33
BeagleEPD 3 3 2 3 5 3 19
nullDC / Beagle 1 3 2 2 8


Contest Date Winner Runner-up
2 Monday, March 2, 2009 James BeagleEPD

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Contest #1

Contest #2