O'Reilly logo

BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Challenges

Having a webcam connected to your system provides all kinds of additional capabilities. One of the absolute neatest devices out there is Kinect for the Xbox. This device provides not only video, but depth using an infrared device. There are individuals working to make Kinect work with the BeagleBone Black. Several good libraries enable Kinect on Ubuntu. If you'd like to try, buy a used Kinect and then go to http://speculatrix.tumblr.com/post/23043561344/kinect-on-the-beagleboard-and-ubuntu or http://kinepeutics.blogspot.com/2012/04/ethernet-working-installing-kinect.html and give it a try. Just a word of warning, this task is not for beginners. Later we will talk about the Robot Operating System, which may make it easier.

Also, you can ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required