|Getting Started With the BeagleBone Black: A 1GHz ARM Linux Machine for $45|
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The BeagleBone Black (BBB) provides a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 with 512Mb of RAM and 2Gb of eMMC flash from which you can run a GNU/Linux system around a 3.8 Linux Kernel. Throw ethernet, HDMI, and a load of IO pins into the mix and you have a little machine that straddles the border between embedded Linux and the Arduino world. The Black is the latest addition to the Beagle series of ARM-based, single-board computers and is based on the BeagleBone before it. Linux.com writer Ben Martin describes how to update the BeagleBone black with the latest Linux kernel version and how to access the GPIO pins.