This is the photograph of a freshly opened BeagleBoard-xM at my place of work here in Nasik, India. We also bought the BB Expansion Board v2 for development purposes.


The board was shipped with an Angstrom demo image. We also ordered a micro-SD card with Ubuntu 11.04 for OMAP loaded onto it and OpenCV 2.1 pre-installed. We will be using this system for our indoor navigation module. Work has already started at the software level on OpenCV in C/C++ using Eclipse with CDT as our development platform.

This is my first linux board and I am absolutely thrilled to lay hands on such a platform with a challenging project in hand. It only maximizes the chances of learning new and useful things!
More on my experiences with it in later posts!