World Maker Faire New York 2013

Embedded Linux Meets FPGA Capes—Just Imagine the DIY Possibilities!

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Saturday12:00 PM12:30 PM

BBot! A remote controlled robot that talks, sees and serves drinks at the pool! And is hilarious! This open source robot design is based on the BeagleBone Black micro embedded Linux computer and has a low cost FPGA cape attached. Embedded Linux coupled with an FPGA can dramatically augment any DIY electronics design - the possibilities are practically endless when these two technologies are combined. We'll be discussing this robot's software and hardware architecture as well as highlight some of the amazing capabilities of such a platform! Come learn about these two affordable and important next generation DIY technologies!


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Andy Gikling — Software Controls Engineer

LasX Industries Inc.

I'm an electronics/software engineer out of St. Paul who specializes in industrial laser controls and machine vision. I love working with Linux and I spend as much time as possible on DIY projects!