BeagleBone board gets long-overdue Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities

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Before Raspberry Pi rocked the world of makers, boards from were the computers of choice among developers who were looking to create cool gadgets.

One of its boards, BeagleBone, isn’t as popular as it used to be, but it still has a loyal following. Seeed Studios has taken a version of the open-source board and given it a much-needed wireless upgrade, adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.

The BeagleBone Green Wireless is a significant improvement over predecessors: among other things it now allows makers to add wireless capabilities to smart home devices, wearables, health monitors and other gadgets. The upgrade also brings BeagleBone into the Internet of Things era, in which wirelessly interconnected devices are constantly exchanging data.

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