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Author: Richard St-Pierre

DIO Overview: The Ins and Outs of Digital Interfacing

DIO Overview: The Ins and Outs of Digital Interfacing

Modern computing systems connect in an almost incomprehensible number of ways. When we talk about network connections, many of the options are familiar. However, when we talk about connections between the computing system and the machines that run a factory or manufacturing floor, the specifics can be far more confusing. When systems that weren’t necessarily designed […]

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How To Build a BeagleBone Robot

How To Build a BeagleBone Robot

Many of us grew up fascinated with building things out of Legos, Erector Sets or Tinker Toys. As time passed and technology advanced the potential of our creations began to expand. If you’re anything like us, you’ve at some point considered the questions, “I wonder if I could build a robot?”. Over the years the […]

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How to Run the Arduino IDE on the BeagleBone Black

How to Run the Arduino IDE on the BeagleBone Black

The popularity of inexpensive development boards has exploded in the last few years. The BeagleBone Black and Arduino UNO are two examples of low cost, versatile development platforms that both weekend tinkerers and professional embedded engineers alike have begun to embrace for their potential in creating a huge array of innovative devices and appliances. Because each […]

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How to Use the BeagleBone Black Watchdog Timer

How to Use the BeagleBone Black Watchdog Timer

A watchdog timer (WDT) is used by a computer system to identify and recover from unexpected interruptions. Watchdog timers are especially important in remote and embedded applications. If the computer “hangs” or needs to be reset, a watchdog timer can be used to automate the recovery process, saving downtime and eliminating the need for the […]

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