Cylon adaptor for the Beaglebone Black single-board computer

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Cylon.js For BeagleBone

Cylon.js ( is a JavaScript framework for robotics and physical computing using Node.js

This module provides an adaptor for the BeagleBone Black single-board computer (

Want to use Ruby on robots? Check out our sister project Artoo (

Want to use the Go programming language to power your robots? Check out our sister project Gobot (

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Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install cylon-beaglebone



var Cylon = require('cylon');

// Initialize the robot
  connection: { name: 'beaglebone', adaptor: 'beaglebone' },
  devices: [{name: 'led', driver: 'led', pin: 'P9_12'},
            {name: 'button', driver: 'button', pin: 'P9_14'}],

  work: function(my) {
    my.button.on('push', function() {my.led.toggle()});


Cylon = require('cylon')

# Initialize the robot
    name: 'beaglebone', adaptor: 'beaglebone'

      {name: 'led', driver: 'led', pin: 'P9_12'},
      {name: 'button', driver: 'button', pin: 'P9_14'}

  work: (my) ->
    my.button.on 'push', -> my.led.toggle()



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Release History

Version 0.6.0 - Update to Cylon 0.12.0

Version 0.5.1 - Bugfix for i2cread, and more examples

Version 0.5.0 - Update to cylon 0.11.0, migrated to pure JS

Version 0.4.0 - Update to cylon 0.10.0

Version 0.3.0 - Release for cylon 0.9.0

Version 0.2.0 - Release for cylon 0.8.0

Version 0.1.0 - Initial release


Copyright (c) 2013-2014 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

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