Beagle Bone Black

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See Also: Mesh/Hardware Fourth Milestone

notes about BBB - Beagle Bone Black

OS Install


Adafruit tutorial

first light

Just booting up...

using an FTDI device plugged into J1 pins

find the serial port for the FTDI USB adapter

ls /dev/tty*
  • might be /dev/ttyAMA0 on linux
  • might be /dev/tty.usbmodemfa133 on mac

Wiring from the FTDI device:

  • BBB - FTDI
  • pin 1 GND - GND
  • pin 4 RX - TX
  • pin 5 TX - RX

in terminal:

screen <usbdevicename> 115200
  • first login with root, no password

Mesh the planet...

Configuring B.A.T.M.A.N to Mesh with Sudo Mesh

This tutorial assumes that you have your Beagle Bone configured running Debian Wheezy. It is all recommended that you disabel network-manager.

Add batman module to the kernel

modprobe batman-adv

Add B.A.T.M.A.N interface

batctl if add eth0

Disable Wifi

ifconfig wlan0 down


ifconfig wlan0 mtu 1532

Turn on Ad-Hoc Mode and connect to the SSID with the Mac Address CA:FE:C0:DE:F0:0D on Channel 11

iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc essid ap CA:FE:C0:DE:F0:0D channel 11

Connect B.A.T.M.A.N interface to Wlan

batctl if add wlan0

Turn on wlan0 and bat0 interfaces

ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig bat0 up

Connect to your network. Subject to change depending on our network's subnet

ifconfig bat0
route add default gw

Enable Port Forwarding

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward