Category Archives: beagleboard

R on BeagleBoard with LCD and Android UI

After the successful installation of R in BeagleBoard XM, it is natural to come up with a concept of a calculator running R. The ingredients are simple: a small form factor BeagleBoard, a LCD screen, a simple keypad. R can run on Android but as a keypad passionate, no touch screen is better than the feel of real key punch.

As a proof of concept and also a weekend project, the R on the BeagleBoard is “bridged” across an Apache web server (also on the BB), to be accessed by an Android app which act as input device for R commands. Result returned from R is then forwarded to an 16×2 LCD screen from a previous IoT prototype with TI MSP430 MCU and a TP Link portable router with OpenWRT.


A little delay, but works.

The Android app is done in MIT App Inventor. It is a very nice graphical, easy to use, completely web based application to build Android app. No typing of code is required.


Yubikey, Beagleboard, and Precise Pangolin

Yibico provided library for accessing the Yubikey API on linux platform, but unfortunately there is an issue with the signed char (OMAP is ARM) that will give an error message of “Server response signature was invalid (BAD_SERVER_SIGNATURE)”. A rebuild of the package from source is needed for this package to work, in this case, Ubuntu Precise Pangolin on Beagleboard XM.

A USB extension cord comes handy to connect the Yukikey. By the way, it looks like my RFID model is discontinued and being replaced by the NFC version at Yukikey.

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