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Contest #1

Give-away one BeagleBoard Rev C1 to winner and another to the runner-up. Judges will determine criteria and won't be eligible for winning the contest. Final submission required by January 5, 2009. (Final date to be approved by judges.)

BeagleBoard revision C1 will have working USB HOST (EHCI) and newest OMAP3 silicon revision. By this contest you will get it ~2 month before this revision is publically available by DigiKey (~March 2009).


  • Judges cannot participate in the contest.
  • The ruling of the judges is final. Jason Kridner will determine when the ruling of the judges has been provided.
  • Each judge will have 10 points to divide (integrally) as they see fit. The project with the most points wins.
  • All voting will be public and logged on this page.
  • Jason Kridner will be responsible for getting the boards to the winner and runner-up. Recipients must meet US export control requirements.
  • Individuals are limited to a single entry, but may include as many demonstrations as desired within that entry.


  • Jason Kridner (jkridner)
  • Koen Kooi (koen)
  • Dirk Behme (dirk2)
  • Steve Sakoman (sakoman)
  • Hunyue Yau (ds2)
  • Mans Rullgard (mru)
  • Robert Kuhn (robertk)

Judging criteria

  • All new content must be open source as determined by the OSI.
  • Submission should be in the form of an easy-to-use image/archive provided via a webpage.
    • <1GB 'dd' image for an SD card is recommended. Instructions
    • Alternatives allowed, such as Android on Beagle, as long as instructions are provided.
  • "Wow" or "coolness" factor from usefulness/user experience point of view
  • Overall quality of the submission
  • Technical complexity
    • "Coolness" of the technical solution, even if it isn't useful for all the masses
    • Amount of work needed, i.e. x hours or x days?
  • Angstrom recipe for image
  • Documentation for the demo
  • Running power consumption
  • Use of DSP
  • Ease of use

Project ideas

  • EHCI support
  • Stable musb
    • ISOCH support
    • High-speed USB TV tuner support
    • Hot-plug support for OTG (host and client)
  • USB Digital TV tuner (either ATSC or DVB-T)
    • Hauppauge HVR950 suggested as reference
  • Projection TV coupled with the Pico
  • Consumer IR remote control via LIRC
  • Audio record
  • Latest kernel version
  • USB camera support
    • gspca driver - need to validate with multiple cameras
    • UVC driver
  • USB support in u-boot
  • Fixing bugs listed on

Contest projects

Please add here your project you like to participate at this contest. Please add the project to projects, too. If you add a new project here, please append it at the end of list below. Then we can rely on numbering if talking about projects (e.g. "I like project 5.1").

Discussion, example project, example style, will be removed later:

OpenOCD JTAG support

  • Title: OpenOCD OMAP3 JTAG support
  • project: OpenOCD OMAP3 JTAG support
  • Short project description: OpenOCD is an open source JTAG software which interfaces using cheap JTAG dongles (e.g. with FTDI chip) to OMAP3 JTAG interface. Having OpenOCD ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3 support will enable JTAG debugging with GDB. As JTAG dongle e.g. Flyswatter from TinCantools can be used.
  • Homepage: BeagleBoard OpenOCD
  • Expected results:
    • Working OMAP3 ARM-Cortex A8 code in OpenOCD SVN and demo
    • Wiki page how to create and use OpenOCD with Beagle


  • Title: support beagle board emulation in qemu
  • project: qemu-omap3
  • Short project description: Qemu-omap3 is an opensource project which adds omap3 related devices emulation into qemu. Beagle board is the primary devices to emulate.
  • Homepage: [1]
  • Expected results:
    • booting linux kernel and rootfs from nand and mmc image
    • Wiki page how to run qemu-omap3 for beagle board

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