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Beaglebot – A BeagleBoard based robot

Over the last 6 months or so I’ve been working on a BeagleBoard based robot. The motivation for this was to build a general robotics platform to try out some ideas I have on Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and robust sensor … Continue reading

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Changing the BeagleBoard I2C Bus Frequency

The stock kernel runs the I2C bus exposed on the BeagleBoard’s expansion header (bus 2) at 400KHz  (‘Fast’ mode). This is fine for most I2C slaves, however it seems to be too fast for slaves running on ATTiny and ATMega … Continue reading

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Switched Mode Power Supply for the BeagleBoard

I had a couple of options to consider when creating a power supply for my BeagleBoard based robot: a simple linear voltage regulator (eg the LM7805) or a fancy switched mode power supply. Normally I’d go straight for the linear … Continue reading

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