This forum post is dedicated to providing part numbers and links for utilizing the Beaglebone Black Wireless (BBBW). Feel free to post questions to this thread.
BeagleBone Black Wireless: BBBWL-SC-562-ND
Note: Part number above includes a getting started guide, a 3 ft USB A-Male to Micro B male Cable and the board. Click here for more Micro B USB cable options.
Octavo OSD3358: OSD3358-512M-BAS / 1676-1000-ND
2.4GHz whip U.FL – 1173-1024-ND
Running the BBBW on its own
Here’s a list of items you’ll need to have the board operating by itself:
• Power supply with 5V, 1A+ with one of the options:
- Barrel plug – 2.1mm ID / 5.5mm OD, Center positive - For more info, see “Powering the Beaglebone Black” post
- I chose to use one with a USB receptacle – 102-3777-ND and then used a USB to Barrel plug assembly # 839-1016-ND
• USB Hub since Beaglebone only has one USB port (TL1236-ND or 1528-1612-ND)
• Computer Monitor - preferably one that accepts a standard HDMI cable.
• An appropriate cable* that will interface the monitor with the Micro HDMI connector on the Beaglebone. Micro to standard HDMI cables are available here.
* Note The monitor that I had used a DVI-M port, and since Digi-Key at this time did not offer a DVI-M to Micro HDMI adapter, I had to think outside of the box for some solutions. Here are some adapters that may help you work around the monitor you have:
Need more in-depth information?
Digi-Key Application Engineer Rob has poured a plethora of BBB knowledge into his eewikipage: https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black
Beagleboard.org’s page on the Beaglebone Black Wireless: http://beagleboard.org/black-wireless
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