Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Beagle Board expansion boards released

The Beagle Board, an OMAP3 development board by Texas Instruments geared towards enthusiasts, now has 20 new extension boards. The boards which are called capes, likely a play on words referring to the expansion boards of Arduino called shields, add DVI connectivity, LCD displays, CAN support, Cameras, weather sensors etc. 

The goal is to let hobbyists and professionals quickly develop their ideas into working devices. According to the press release, the expansion boards are popular and more are on the way. “I expect there to be more than a hundred by next year.” said Jason Kridner, community advocate for who also happens to be working for Texas Instruments.

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