April 2009: I bought a Beagleboard and DLP Pico Projector. Here are a few shots of the very first days - yay!
Note: my Beagleboard pages begin here!
Beagleboard Power in My Hands! (and it was dinner time too):
First test - connect the Beagleboard to my 1440×900 Samsung DVI monitor: it works!
Beagleboard and DLP Pico Projector - size comparison with "2 euro" coins, LEGO minifigs, an USB-to-Ethernet adapter, a microSD-to-SD adapter, and a 4-AA battery pack.
Look, Ma! No Power Supply!
Beagleboard and DLP Pico Projector running on four AA batteries! Great, but... board and projector were sucking some 1.3 amps (ouch!) I guess I'll have to use two separate battery packs :-)
Projecting on the ceiling
When ambient light is quite low, I can even project images onto the ceiling.
Getting power from a... non-powered USB hub
I have this small 4-port USB hub connected to my PC - the other port is being used for a USB-to-PS2 adapter. Beagleboard just rocks!
It's easy to find some plastic box...
A plastic box for a Beagleboard (3"×3.1"). The other box on the left (longer) appears to give more space for extra hub, batteries and other things.
Beagleboard and Pico Projector Power in My Hands!
Showing off Xorg and GPE... 47 megabytes filesystem!
Booting an Angstrom Linux off a SD card. Geez, only 47 Mb were used in the Ext2 partition; plus 2.5Mb Linux kernel, it counts to less than 50Mb total for a complete GPE system (based on Xorg 1.5.3). Stunning.
Beagleboard and a bluetooth keyboard!
Beagleboard with an unpowered 4-port USB hub, which has a tiny bluetooth dongle, to use the foldable bluetooth keyboard.