Beagleboard Black 1GHz Microcomputer - £37.19 - Farnell (ORDER CODE: 2291620)
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Beagleboard Black 1GHz Microcomputer - £37.19 - Farnell (ORDER CODE: 2291620)

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Found 11th Sep 2013
TWICE AS FAST AS A RASPBERRY PI !

OVER 90 GPIO CONNECTIONS!

Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
512MB DDR3 RAM
2GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
3D graphics accelerator
NEON floating-point accelerator
2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
Connectivity
USB client for power & communications
USB host
Ethernet
HDMI
2x 46 pin headers
Software Compatibility
Ångström Linux
Android
Ubuntu
Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
plus much more


CASES AVAILABLE AT RAPID!

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farnell goosed the url relink - ORDER CODE 2291620


http://www.ti.com/ww/en/beagleboard/product_detail_black_sm.jpg
Edited by: "ewwaxo" 11th Sep 2013

looks interesting.. is there a lot of user following and support? Will check this one out more when in front of a PC

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RFC1795

looks interesting.. is there a lot of user following and support? Will … looks interesting.. is there a lot of user following and support? Will check this one out more when in front of a PC



Beagleboard does have a strong community already. This version is the affordable one.

Plenty more connections there and shields available (capes).

check it out !
beagleboard.org/

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Beginners may access the power of the "Bone" through the user-friendly Bonescript examples.

I can't find it on their site - do you have a part number?

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john52

I can't find it on their site - do you have a part number?



2291620

ewwaxo

Beginners may access the power of the "Bone" through the user-friendly … Beginners may access the power of the "Bone" through the user-friendly Bonescript examples.

are you telling me this has more power than the xbone?

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stsonic

are you telling me this has more power than the xbone?



dude.
Check the power

http://www.ti.com/ww/en/beagleboard/slider/banners/950x267_beagleboard_clone_wars.jpg

good find

Cheaper from CPC , ( retail farnell) order code SC13013 for £33.45 inc VAT with free delivery if ordered online.

waste of money

Robalex

Cheaper from CPC , ( retail farnell) order code SC13013 for £33.45 inc … Cheaper from CPC , ( retail farnell) order code SC13013 for £33.45 inc VAT with free delivery if ordered online.



It looks the same price to me.

Orcinus_orca

waste of money



Clearly this product is completely useless and incapable of doing anything useful whatsoever, so you're right, it is a total waste of money based on no facts whatsoever.

EDIT: HANG ON A MO!!!
This tiny computer is capable of doing something or more accurately hundreds of possibilites for hobbyists, programmers and lord knows what else....amazing, in just 2 mins of searching I found out it is a remarkable little device. Who would've thought it

beagleboard.org/pro…ect
Edited by: "spannerzone" 11th Sep 2013

Orcinus_orca



Waste of space

MUCH better than raspberry pi. Thanks for the link.

john52

It looks the same price to me.



Looks the same to me as well. Oddly though CPC don't do a case (that I can find) and have a 1.5A PSU for just under £6 yet the 2A one on farnell is about £12
Edited by: "welshblob" 11th Sep 2013

Cool, another gadget that I will not use

Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, attached a battery to it and installed Android on it you could build your own tablet?

It depends what you want to use the unit for, but I'd much rather use a device from Odroid >

hardkernel.com

Jimmyboy

Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, … Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, attached a battery to it and installed Android on it you could build your own tablet?



You could do that, not sure why you would want to though.

Good stuff. If you're into trying out all these little boards, then you can do worse than this too:

dx.com/p/c…309

The cubieboard 2 is £50, but is dual core and also has a blend of sata on-board, which is nice if you want to directly connect it to an HDD.

fishmaster

It depends what you want to use the unit for, but I'd much rather use a … It depends what you want to use the unit for, but I'd much rather use a device from Odroid >http://www.hardkernel.com



Oh, just checked that out. It looks lovely!

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Jimmyboy

Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, … Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, attached a battery to it and installed Android on it you could build your own tablet?



there's a cape for that.I like this idea too....hmm

thekanester

Good stuff. If you're into trying out all these little boards, then you … Good stuff. If you're into trying out all these little boards, then you can do worse than this too:http://dx.com/p/cubieboard-a8-1gb-arm-cortex-a8-development-board-w-sata-usb-to-tll-serial-cable-white-226309The cubieboard 2 is £50, but is dual core and also has a blend of sata on-board, which is nice if you want to directly connect it to an HDD.



But it may get caught up in customs, so you'd risk adding VAT + £8 to the price. Nice find, though. SATA and a case are nice bonuses.

Where's the deal? Is this actually any cheaper than normal?

Vat is waived on lower value orders, it's import duty that you get charged. 5% or whatever they feel like, but usually in the 5% region. Plus the 7-15 quid admin charges naturally. Oh and duty is charged on shipping too I think. which is just plain mean.

any xbmc support for this?

Jimmyboy

Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, … Not that I would do this but but if you connected this to a screen, attached a battery to it and installed Android on it you could build your own tablet?


well yes

Amazing stuff heat!

Orcinus_orca

waste of money



Then all you have to say is 01101110 01101111


* if you worked that out, perhaps its not such a waste of money at all


Edited by: "thezoidberg" 11th Sep 2013

Stand corrected, I was using link,
cpc.farnell.com/jsp…jsp
Which comes up cheaper, but when you try to add it to your order it says item cannot be ordered oneline.
If you just search for the stock code, on CPC, it comes up at the higher price and you can order it.
Pity that, i would have ordered it if it were cheaper.

moosery2

VPlus the 7-15 quid admin charges naturally. Oh and duty is charged on … VPlus the 7-15 quid admin charges naturally. Oh and duty is charged on shipping too I think. which is just plain mean.



Don't get me started on that lol. just charge me the damn duty at checkout. £4 duty, £12 in fees and according to ups that was for paying the duty on my behalf... hang on, that sounds like a credit agreement, I don't remember signing a credit agreement.

Csirkefogo

Cool, another gadget that I will not use


Yeah I might get one to sit in my cupboard next to my rasp pi and ardunio?

Anybody know of a way of connecting something like a Neo Geo AES joystick to this.

(Through the GPIO's not USB).

Use this URL for CPC and you'll get it for £33.44 inc VAT with free delivery (if ordered online):

cpc.farnell.com/jsp…319

The variant of the stock code comes from their 'Makertech' supplement.

thezoidberg

Don't get me started on that lol. just charge me the damn duty at … Don't get me started on that lol. just charge me the damn duty at checkout. £4 duty, £12 in fees and according to ups that was for paying the duty on my behalf... hang on, that sounds like a credit agreement, I don't remember signing a credit agreement.

Seems you are both somewhat off the narrow path here.

Here's the "real" truth.

For imports into the EU, there are minimum thresholds below which duty is waived. Duty is not charged if either:

the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £135 (€150, or equivalent in local currency), or

the amount of duty payable on a commodity, does not exceed £9 (€10, or equivalent in local currency)

and, as we know,

Neither duty nor VAT is payable if the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £15.

Having said that VAT is always charged if the item exceeds £15, if the package doesn't slip through unchecked, plus the dreaded Royal Mail "handling fee" of £8.
Edited by: "cibarious" 11th Sep 2013

This is great for programmers, general Linux / Android users and people who need the IO

This doesn't appear to be as good as the Pi for 1080p video - the Pi has a decent native support for high framerate high resolution video while this relies on the processor for a lot of the decoding.

Still a nice looking bit of kit for the money and for people who don't need the video capabilities, a better deal than the Pi.

I stand to be corrected and apologies if the 30 mins spent scouring the spec and pros and cons wasn't enough but I'll stick with the Pi for the moment

Robalex

Stand corrected, I was using link, … Stand corrected, I was using link, http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=cpc/en_CC/makerspace/beagle_board.jspWhich comes up cheaper, but when you try to add it to your order it says item cannot be ordered oneline. If you just search for the stock code, on CPC, it comes up at the higher price and you can order it. Pity that, i would have ordered it if it were cheaper.



Try code SC1301319 for a price of £33.44. Order away my friend!

(Maybe OP can add to the deal if it's the cheapest price)
Edited by: "smileypete" 11th Sep 2013
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