Raspberry Pi Emulator
Using Beagle Bone Black

Regular price $20.00


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  • Replace Raspberry Pi with Beagle Bone Black/Industrial Cards
  • Map all Raspberry Pi GPIO pins to Beagle IO's
  • Maps I2C, SPI and UART to corresponding Beagle Bone ports
  • Brings out the Beagle Bone serial debug connector
  • Includes 30 pin FFC connector for external display
  • Runs all Raspberry Pi software: Command line, Python, Node-RED
  • No SD-CARD needed! Runs Linux on internal flash.


    Raspberry Pi Emulator using Beagle Bone Black

    Raspberry Pi has been the flag-bearer of the low cost single board computers for many years. Except the last few years, of course. 

    Two years ago you could purchase a Raspberry Pi 3B+ for $35. Now you can buy it on Amazon for $150. If you are lucky. Mouser is quoting a ridiculous 78 weeks lead time.

    On the other hand, Beagle Bone cards seem to be readily available, from $50 to $100. They have lots of GPIO pins, I2C, SPI and serial interfaces. The boards run Linux and Node-RED, and could run all Raspberry Pi software.

    The Beagle-Pi is a passive adapter which maps all the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins to corresponding pins on the Beagle Bone Black interface. The I2C, SPI and serial ports are mapped to the identical interfaces. The other I/O pins are mapped 1 to 1. PWM pins on the GPIO connector are connected to PWM capable pins on the Beagle Bone.


    RaspberryPi Replacement using BeagleBone Black

    The board plugs into the Beagle Bone Black board using P8 and P9 connectors, and emulates the Raspberry Pi GPIO connector J1. Any IO board designed for Raspberry Pi can be plugged into the Beagle Pi adapter. The adapter mounts on the Beagle Bone card using the four outside holes. Raspberry Pi HATs can be plugged into the J1 connector and secured using the four inside holes. 

    Connector J5 selects the source of power for the BeagleBone, from the barrel or the USB connector.

    Connector J3 brings out the serial debug port, and J2 brings out the display port of the BeagleBone


    The tables bellow shows the correspondence between the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and tbe Beagle Bone pins.

    Beagle Pi GPIO odd pins
    Beagle Pi GPIO even pins


    Open Source Hardware Schematic

    2D CAD drawing


    All the Sequent Microsystems drivers have been compiled for Beagle Bone and can be downloaded from GitHub. GPIO pin mapping commands will be available soon.


    When you purchase the Beagle Pi Raspberry Emulator you will receive the following items:

    1. Beagle Pi Board

    Beagle-Pi Raspberry Pi Emulator
    2. Mounting Hardware
    Beagle-Pi mounting hardware


     Sample applications coming soon