The kit includes the open source BeagleBone Green Wireless board, a Grove base cape that attaches to the BeagleBone board, and eight plug-and-play Grove modules. The BeagleBone Green Wireless board features both 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 low energy connectivity to allow engineers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform. The board provides 512 MBytes of DDR3 RAM, 4 GBytes of eMMC flash storage, microSD slot, and two PRU 32-bit microcontrollers, plus a 3D graphics accelerator and NEON floating-point for enhanced multimedia and user experience. The board also includes 65 possible digital inputs and outputs (I/Os) from the dual 46-pin headers.
The Grove base cape includes 12 Grove connectors, including two UART, two analogue input, four I 2C, and four digital I/O connectors that interface with corresponding pins on the BeagleBone board. The kit provides a range of Grove modules with functions used in many internet-equipped devices, including a 3-axis accelerometer, motion sensor, light sensor, and temperature sensor as well as an OLED display.
The BeagleBone Green Wireless ships with Linux and BeagleBoard’s Cloud9 integrated development environment (IDE) on the eMMC, and also supports Debian, Ubuntu, and many other distributions of Linux; Android; and other open source operating systems.