jrbail01 edited this page May 19, 2017 · 5 revisions


The Beaglebone Black is a fantastic piece of hardware that is extremely powerful. And now it's easier than ever to work with because it comes pre-loaded with Debian!

If you're looking to get started with Beaglebone or are trying to create an Internet of Things device that doesn't have to be dependent on a WiFi connection, then Digi-Key's Connected Cellular BeagleBone IoT Development Kit is for you! It comes with everything you need to establish a cellular internet connection, easily connect sensors, and then view your data in a real-time dashboard.

This tutorial goes over assembling the kit and getting started with a dashboard of your own. Specifically, you will:

  • Assemble the Beaglebone Black, Nimbelink cellular cape with Aeris SIM card, and Seeed Grove Cape
  • Setup an Aeris cellular plan
  • Establish a reliable cellular connection
  • Read from Grove plug-and-play sensors
  • Send collected data to a real-time, web-based dashboard via the cellular connection

Let's get started!

Part 1: Connecting the Nimbelink Cellular Module >>

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