All posts in “Raspberry Pi”

Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black

Trying to choose between the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black? This article will help you decide which one is best for the job.


There are already many articles out there comparing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black; this is not one of those articles. I believe it is clear that Arduino is in a different league than the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black, and serves an entirely different purpose. What I was looking for and couldn’t find was a comprehensive article that would summarize all of the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black, and what each platform is best suited for. When I couldn’t find that article, I decided to write it myself.

I begin by giving a short introduction to each platform and then we will take an in-depth look at the two platforms side-by-side to determine which one is best for each category. The categories covered will be:

  • Raw Comparison
  • Unboxing
  • Ease of Setup
  • Total Cost
  • Connections
  • Processor Showdown
  • Graphical Showdown
  • Audio Showdown
  • Power Consumption
  • Expandability
  • Hardware Accessibility
  • Community

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Send Push Messages from BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi to iPhone or Android

If you have your BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi running a process and you would like it to send updates to your phone, you can easily accomplish that using a new API and service from Pushover.

This morning I was considering different methods for getting messages from my BeagleBone Black sent to my iPhone. At first I considered setting it up to send emails, but that is a little bit of work and isn’t extremely reliable. I also considered setting it up to send tweets, but that involves creating a separate twitter account and dealing with OAuth to interface with Twitter.

As it happened I ended up stumbling across Pushover while I was looking at possible channels in IFTTT. I spent a few minutes looking around the Pushover website and looked over their API and what do you know, this is the perfect service for pushing updates to your phone. So how can we do that?
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