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Ninja Blocks
We've all been there. You're sitting comfortably on the couch, and you want to turn the lights off or the fan on. Perhaps you're expecting an important package, and you need to get up often to see if it has arrived. Ninja Blocks have been thrilling couch potatoes since their creators received Kickstarter funding in March 2012. Based on the original BeagleBone, Ninja Blocks help automate your home and your life. They can integrate motion, temperature, humidity, window, and door contact sensors to let you do things like turn on lights and appliances. They can send alerts to your phone when people or packages are at your front door, and they can notify you when your friends join Xbox live. With Ninja Blocks, the Internet of Things can easilybe brought to any home.

We've all been there. You're sitting comfortably on the couch, and you want to turn the lights off or the fan on. Perhaps you're expecting an important package, and you need to get up often to see if it has arrived. Ninja Blocks have been thrilling couch potatoes since their creators received Kickstarter funding in March 2012. Based on the original BeagleBone, Ninja Blocks help automate your home and your life. They can integrate motion, temperature, humidity, window, and door contact sensors to let you do things like turn on lights and appliances. They can send alerts to your phone when people or packages are at your front door, and they can notify you when your friends join Xbox live. With Ninja Blocks, the Internet of Things can easily
be brought to any home.

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jkridner
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
jkridner   8/5/2013 10:06:12 AM
Yeah, the Lapdock is cool, but I tried to pick a few things that sparked the imagination. With hundreds and hundreds of projects, it is a bit difficult to pick. There are so many I "wish" I picked, but you just have to go with something. I think the ones chosen were somewhat more imaginative than an inexpensive laptop, which turns out to be something rather easy to create out of a BeagleBone Black using the Lapdock.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
Caleb Kraft   8/2/2013 5:37:53 PM
wow, that is really cool. I think I may need to get my hands on a beaglebone to play with. I haven't had a chance yet.

betajet
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
betajet   8/2/2013 5:37:45 PM
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The Motorola Atrix Lapdock is often used with Raspberry Pi.  Here's the Lapdock section of the RasPi Hardware Wiki, which summarizes how the HDMI and USB connections work and has links to many useful Lapdock pages.

Patk0317
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
Patk0317   8/2/2013 5:19:36 PM
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Here's a link:

http://beagleboard.org/project/Lapdock/

Susan Rambo
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
Susan Rambo   8/2/2013 4:51:36 PM
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@Patk0317, I am a bit dissappointed that the MOT ATRIX interface wasn't included. 

Is there a good link you can point us to for more detailed examples about how BeagleBoard is used in Atrix interface? Any details are appreciated. Thanks again.

Patk0317
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Re: Happy Birthday, BeagleBoard
Patk0317   8/2/2013 4:23:37 PM
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Great projects. I am a bit dissappointed that the MOT ATRIX interface wasn't included...what will the next 5 years bring for BeagleBone?

Kinnar
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Really a Very Remarkable Stepping Stone by TI
Kinnar   8/2/2013 2:32:30 AM
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BeagleBoard is really a very much remarkable stepping stone in the field of embedded system for the entire electronics community by TI. As the embedded technology evolves it will not be a single person's ability and task to make the board design working and developing the drivers, and this kind of open source development boards are helping a lot. Thanks for the design to all who have participated in the design and development of the board and community.

 

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Arm TechCon
kfield   8/1/2013 8:07:33 PM
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Let's reach out to the planning team and recommend it - and also, EET community, please chime in here if you would like to create an ARM-based halloween costume for ARM TechCon. 

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Halloween Costume
Caleb Kraft   8/1/2013 8:05:57 PM
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Actually, I could easily incorporate an ARM processor into a costume. You may be onto something here!

kfield
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Re: Halloween Costume
kfield   8/1/2013 8:03:57 PM
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Me too Maybe we should work on Halloween costumes for ARM TechCon?

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