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Learning BeagleBone Python Programming by Alexander Hiam

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Chapter 2. Getting Started

In this chapter, we will go through the initial steps to get your BeagleBone Black set up. By the end of it, you should be ready to write your first Python program. We will cover the following topics:

  • Logging in to your BeagleBone
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Updating and installing software
  • The basics of the PyBBIO and Adafruit_BBIO libraries

Initial setup

If you've never turned on your BeagleBone Black, there will be a bit of initial setup required. You should follow the most up-to-date official instructions found at http://beagleboard.org/getting-started, but to summarize, here are the steps:

  1. Install the network-over-USB drivers for your PC's operating system.
  2. Plug in the USB cable between your PC and BeagleBone Black.
  3. Open ...

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