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PocketBeagle Single Board Review

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The PocketBeagle is a single board PC which is different from other single board systems. Most other single board systems are based off the ARM Application (A series) chips. The Pocket Beagle has a Cortex-A8 CPU as well as an M series or Micro-controller. The Micro-controller is a Cortex-M3 processor.

The PocketBeagle board can be used as a controller for projects in which you may need it. Some projects I have seen online include Remote Control (RC) devices, gaming systems, etc.

The Beagle Board website ( has image downloads ( for the PocketBeagle which includes Debian 9.5. I will show you how to update this to Debian 10 which was released July 6, 2019. Now, let’s cover the PocketBeagle hardware.

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  • How to parse JSON in C++

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  • Python Decorators – Linux Hint

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DRM, Ransom, and Proprietary Spyware

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Sparky 2020.12

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CMS: State of the Word, WordPress and More

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