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Learning Beaglebone Python Programming

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Learning Beaglebone Python Programming

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Initial setup

If you've never turned on your BeagleBone Black, there will be a bit of initial setup required. You should follow the most up-to-date official instructions found at, but to summarize, here are the steps:

  1. Install the network-over-USB drivers for your PC's operating system.

  2. Plug in the USB cable between your PC and BeagleBone Black.

  3. Open Chrome or Firefox and navigate to (Internet Explorer is not fully supported and might not work properly).

If all goes well, you should see a message on the web page served up by the BeagleBone indicating that it has successfully connected to the USB network:

If you scroll down a little, you'll see a runnable Bonescript example, as in the following screenshot:

If you press the run button you should see the four LEDs next to the Ethernet connector on your BeagleBone light up for 2 seconds and then return to their normal function of indicating system and network activity. What's happening here...