Overview

In this tutorial, you will learn how to control your BeagleBone Black using SSH with just the USB lead supplied.
The BeagleBone Black is being pitched as an American (Raspberry) Pi. It has a similar feature set, including video output. However, where as the Pi is intended as a general purpose Linux machine, the BBB (as we shall call it here) is much better equipped for connecting to external electronics, with many more GPIO pins, analog inputs and fast booting into Ångström Linux.

This lesson closely follows the ‘Getting Started’ documentation on the BeagleBone web site. http://beagleboard.org/Getting%20Started
This guide was first published on Jun 04, 2013. It was last updated on Sep 24, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.