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LEGO, cats and capes—a BeagleBone Black attachment gives LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 a processing boost


LEGO® lovers and Makers rejoice! FATCATLAB has created a BeagleBone Black attachment for the MINDSTORMS EV3 model—the EVB. This upgrade gives the newest version of MINDSTORMS monster processing power in an easy-to-use board.

“I think the EV3 is the best robot kit for young people and adults alike. And BeagleBone Black is arguably the best open source hardware computer ever invented,” said Andy Lau, the project’s lead designer. “Plus, both are driven by TI’s CPU usage and are totally open-source.”

LEGO released the source code for the EV3 under an open-source license on GitHub, so the team at FATCATLAB pounced on the opportunity to add a more powerful processing platform to the popular robot system.