Chapter 2. The Basics and Getting Set Up

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Your first major step into the world of BeagleBone is to hook it up and get to a command prompt so you can start working with files and executing commands. From there, you’ll be able to customize the system to suit your preferences and start creating your own projects.

But before you connect anything, let’s take a closer look at the BeagleBone. There are two versions of the board: the original BeagleBone and the newer BeagleBone Black. For most of this book, you’ll be able to do everything with either board, with a few exceptions that I’ll note.

It’s quite easy to tell the boards apart. The original BeagleBone ...

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