Saturday, October 3, 2009

Work and fun with BeagleBoard


I'm in my fourth university year now, and I have an important project to do. Its name: Miniature 3D Imaging System. The reason I chose it: I get to play with a BeagleBoard.

For those who don't know, the BeagleBoard is a small (8cm x 8cm) single board computer. It's not as powerful as a laptop: it runs at 600MHz and it only has 128MB RAM, but it's tiny and extremely power efficient (2W, it can run powered from your USB, and it's obviously fan-less). Moreover, it runs Linux!

Another cool gadget that complements the BeagleBoard is the DLP Pico Projector. It's about the size of a credit card, supports a resolution of 640x480, and I used it last night to play a movie on the ceiling right above my bed. Quite an incredible experience, lying down with my loved one and laughing at a funny Korean movie!