Category:BeagleBoard Expansion Boards

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Available from NAXING Electronics

  • LVDS LCD add-on board is now available from LVDS LCD for $9.89 (bare PCB) or $29.89 (fully assembled and tested board)
    • connects directly to LCD headers on the bottom of BeagleBoard (-xM)
    • has 3 configuration signals required by some LVDS LCD panels
    • provides up to 1.2A of 3.3V to directly power LCD panel
    • open-source project (schematic and Gerbers are available for free download)
  • Trainer Boards are now available from TinCanTools for $59.00
    • I2C interface(+3.3v or +5v selectable)
      • Can be used with the Nintendo Wii NunChuk interface
      • Pin compatible with WiiChuk Adapter
      • WiiChuk Adapter is available from SparkFun
    • SPI inteface (+3.3v)
    • GPIO's(+3.3v)
    • Large prototyping area (0.1" x 0.1" matrix with access to power bus)
    • Atmega328 processor (user programmable)
      • Arduino compatible
      • ATmega328 power is +3.3v or +5v selectable
      • Communicate to the ATmega328 via the BeagleBoard's second RS-232 uart
  • BeagleBoard Zippy expansion board is now available from TinCanTools for $79.00. basic specs are:
    • Battery Backed RTC
    • Second MMC slot
    • 10BaseT Ethernet
    • Second RS-232
    • +5V level I2C
    • AT24 EEPROM
  • BeagleServer expansion board is an Open Hardware project. Currently a high level design note is available, which describes the components to be used. It aims at the following specifications :
    • Aims at transforming a Beagleboard or IGEPv2 into a full-blown home server that could cater to home automation needs
    • Compatible with both the Beagleboard and the IGEPv2
    • 12V battery powered, or mains-powered (accepts 9 ~ 18V)
    • Enough power for an internal 2.5" or 3.5" hard-disk, USB-attached
    • +3.3V and +5V I2C; +5V I2C is buffered with a line buffer accepting a larger capacitance which allows I2C devices at distances up to 50m
    • I2C to 1-wire hub (using DS2482-800 which is supported by OWFS); plugging in 1-wire devices lights a LED which makes it easy to confirm if a 1-wire device is detected.
    • Real time clock with super-capacitor backup
    • Internal monitoring of the HW health (power supplies + temperature)
    • Some relays
    • Ethernet-based console port
    • a few other options (RS232 interface with CTS and RTS, SPI port, S-video, additional SD-card)
  • HY Research has some expansion board basics and example.
    • 4.3", 4.8" interface boards
    • Outdoor visible 7.0" LCD and interfaces.
    • Boards are configured to minimize overall profile.
    • Items available for sale via the Estore
  • Beaglebot uses a custom extension board.
  • Leopard Board, a Beagle buddy web camera
  • There is also a VGA DB15 adapter board under development for the Rev C2 board. It should be available through a yet to be announced outlet.
  • BeagleBoard Barker Communications accessory board for the BeagleBoard
  • BeagleBoard Hardhat Industrial I/O expansion board (4-20mA input and output, 0-10V input and output, dry contact input and output)
  • BeagleBoard Hardware Interfacing explains howto create expansion Boards.
  • BeagleBoard Showdog LCD and Touchscreen board for the BeagleBoard.
  • BeagleBoard Tracker is a Xilinx Spartan 3A FPGA connected directly to the Beagle expansion connector.
  • Xenarc USB touchscreen for Beagleboard/OMAP3 EVM
  • Interfacing BeagleBoard to Raw LCD
  • BeagleBoard Bug Adapter board
  • Openmoko Beagle Hybrid is a LCD adapter for a Openmoko 2'8 VGA touchscreen plus GPS and some sensors. It is available through

In Canada, check out [RobotCraft] in London, Ontario for expansion boards.


  • Trainer Board from TinCanTools has an Arduino compatible Atmel AVR on board
  • Arduino Nano uses an FTDI FT-232 based interface which is supported by the ftdi_sio kernel driver- How To Notes
  • Arduino Uno uses a Atmel ATmega8U2 based interface which is supported by the cdc_acm kernel driver - How To Notes