BeagleBone Blue released, Linux-enabled autopilot for 80$

Can you when connected by terminal to your BBBlue send these two commands:

cd /home/debian/
ls -l

and post the result. So we can check what is in the debian directory.


debian@beaglebone:~$ ls -l
total 1232
-rw-r–r-- 1 debian debian 1250848 Jan 4 2018 arducopter-3_5_4
-rw-r–r-- 1 debian debian 0 Oct 25 03:02 arducopter.log
drwxr-xr-x 17 debian debian 4096 Oct 25 03:59 ardupilot
drwxr-xr-x 2 debian debian 4096 Oct 7 16:39 bin

May be you should learn / understand a little bit linux, no ?

chmod +x arducopter-3_5_4

The arducopter file is not executable, chmod +x will change it…


Jah, that is one of the goals with the project, to learn some basics. I have already found some coarses on the nett. Any way did try chmod +x arducopter-3_5_4 but got an error with massage
RCOutputAioPRU.cpp:SIGBUS error gernerated. Does it has anything to do with the device tree upload?

@7star what kernel release have you installed ? OK I see you are on BBB I will continue there

Linux beaglebone 4.4.113-ti-rt-r149 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Fri Apr 6 22:49:25 UTC 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux

Any chance we could have Ardurover (3.5+) compiled talking to the onboard DC motors/quad encoders ?

Documented my present status here:

Well, guess I bet on a dead horse here

If anyone wants a Beaglebone Blue - drop me a note.
I’ll throw in the eduMIP balance roboter kit for free

Has anyone taken up your offer yet?

Not quite yet. I have it on a local craigslist until Sunday, will know afterwards.
Would you be interested in just the board or the robo kit too ?

Just the board please.

Sorry, just sold it yesterday

Please note that the new kernel 4.19.14-bone-rt-r18 is working fine with ArduPilot.
So if you experienced problem with the PRU not starting, this issue is adressed with the new Real Time Kernel.

As written on this site:
You need to update the scripts:
cd /opt/scripts/tools
git pull

An load the appropriate Linux Kernels: v4.19.x:
sudo /opt/scripts/tools/ --lts-4_19 --bone-rt-channel

Oh !

You mention that you manage to get working ArduPilot with kernel 4.19.
Can you tell us more about it.

I can not get mine running on 4.19 ( beagleblack + robotics cape )
It only works with 4.14

Amongst other things, I can not find an updated versions of the file
am335x-boneblack-wireless-roboticscape.dtb for version 4.19

What is you /boot/uEnv.txt like ?

Can you post the result of :
sudo /opt/scripts/tools/

Thanks for your help

Best is you join the chat in mirkix/BBBMINI

There is a complete guide maintained by @imfatant

Has anyone been able to get a spectrum radio that uses DSM2 or DSMX to work on the DSM2 port on the BeagleBone Blue? I would prefer not to cut the wiring harness on the radio that I currently have.

Any help would be amazing!

Why does the DSM2 connector not work? Is it due to a hardware constraint or pin mapping? I would prefer to not cut my receiver wirings harness to connect it into a new port.

… with my BeagleBone Blue I used a SPEKTRUM SPM4649T receiver out of the box. It features the SRXL protocol which is different to SBUS or PPM.

Blue skies, Jo

Please note that the latest image is working OK with the Blue

For additional information , please refer to this wiki