Sun. June 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Omni - Chestnut, Omni CNN Center Hotel
Ticketed event: $35.00
BeagleBone is a low cost, open hardware computer first introduced in November 2011 by BeagleBoard.org, a community of developers sponsored by Texas Instruments. BeagleBone hosts a powerful 32-bit, super-scalar ARM Cortex A8 processor operating at 720 MHz. Yet it is small enough to fit in an Altoids mint tin box. The "Bone'' may be used in a wide variety of projects from middle school science fair projects to senior design projects to first prototypes of very complex systems. Novice users may access the power of the Bone through the user-friendly Bonescript environment. Seasoned users may take full advantage of the Bone's power using the underlying Linux-based operating system, a host of feature extension boards (Capes) and a wide variety of open source libraries. This hands on workshop provides an introduction to this powerful computer and has been designed for a wide variety of users including the first time novice through the seasoned embedded system design professional.
Workshop participants will receive a BeagleBone board and also a BeagleBone book courtesy of BeagleBoard.org and Morgan and Claypool Publishers. This workshop is subsidized by Texas Instruments (TI).
Dr. Steven F Barrett P.E.
University of Wyoming
Steve Barrett is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wyoming. He was formally an active duty faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. He co-wrote with Dr. Daniel Pack several textbooks on microcontrollers and embedded systems. His book, “A Little Book on Teaching,” was published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers in 2012. In 2004, Barrett was named “Wyoming Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.
Jason Kridner got an early start with computing at age 9 programming his mom's Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80. He was also a big fan of Forrest Mim's ``Getting Started in Electronics.'' Much of his allowance was spent developing projects. He really enjoyed the adventure of trying new hardware and software projects. His goal is to bring back this spirit of adventure and discovery to the BeagleBoard.org community. While still in high school he worked extensively with AutoCAD as a leak and flow testing company. He joined Texas Instruments in 1992 after a co-op with them while a student at Texas A&M University. He started using Linux at about the same time. Since joining T.I. he has worked on a wide variety of projects including audio digital signal, modems, home theater sound, multi-dimensional audio and MP3 player development. Jason is best known in the Embedded Linux Community for his work on the BeagleBoard project. As the lead evangelist of the BeagleBoard project at Texas Instruments, Jason participates tirelessly in the Embedded Linux community mentoring and training developers new to the BeagleBoard or to embedded development in general. Jason has conducted several extremely popular hands-on hacking sessions at Embedded Linux conferences and continues to move the community forward at every opportunity.
Dr. Mark A. Yoder
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Mark Yoder is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. A member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 1988, he has received the Board of Trustees' Outstanding Scholar Award for his work on advancing digital signal processing. He is co-author of the popular "Signal Processing First," a textbook designed for introductory courses in digital signal processing, and signals and systems. The book is derived from "DSP First: A Multimedia Approach," which Yoder co-authored in 1997. It filled an emerging need for a new entry-level course not centered on analog circuits in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum. In April 2012 Mark was selected as the first recipient of the Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman.