If I had time, I’d pick up one of these to play with. Sigh, time. They go into the $45 price point and whether they make money (they do). If you’re planning a serious homebrew but need computing power, it may be a better choice than the Raspberry Pi.
TI encourages users to develop projects using Beagle products and then either design in the complete boards, or use design data from the BeagleBoard.org website to include Beagle circuitry into their products.
“It is open hardware, so you can make own board, build one into your own project. There are no limitations and no royalties,” said Kridner.
He points to two BeagleBone-based Kickstarter projects that are now products: Ninja Blocks and OpenROV.