Monday, December 31, 2012

Supervillain Cape for BeagleBone

I got my BeagleBone a couple of months ago, just as the Cape Design Competition was being launched.  Since I planned on building my own cape as I learned my way around the Bone, why not try to enter a design?

I'm an absolute beginner when it comes to embedded Linux and building my own hardware.  I ordered the only BeagleBone book that I was able to find, but the release date keeps getting pushed back.  I watch and re-watch every video tutorial that I can find (thanks Derek Molloy and Shane B. for your contributions), but progress is painfully slow.

I can't read or draw a schematic diagram and haven't had the time to figure out how, yet.  I can't enter the competition, but I would like to ask all you BoneHeads out there to share what you know.  Write tutorials and post tips assuming that the reader has very little clue as to what you're talking about.

Explain how to install and run the scripts and libraries that you share.  Please give step-by-step instructions, especially when using the command line.

The Bone

Shake well with ice:

• 2 oz. Wild Turkey rye (or other 100-proof rye or bourbon)
• 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
• 1 teaspoon simple syrup (made with equal parts sugar and water)
• 3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Strain into chilled tall shot glass and serve.

A cocktail created by David Wondrich.