* BC::labs [#w4a9a09f]
BC::labs publishes the information of the Open Source Gadget, Software, DIY Electronics, and others.~
This site provides not only the results of these projects, but also the whole process of projects.~
New projects are added to this site, and this site is frequently updated.~
-If you have questions about BC::labs, please submit your questions at "bc9-dev[at]googlegroups.com."~
Thank you.

* [[Open Source Gadgets]] [#f34133fe]
** [[bc10:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?bc10]] [#cd3dfc0f]
** NEWS [#m7b8d1c2]
[[bc10:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?bc10]] is an Open Source Gadget and is developed as the successor of bc9. bc10 is capable of running~
OpenEmbedded Linux, and Android. Unlike bc9, bc10 is equipped with two slots for Expansion Board,~
and Expansion Board handles expansions and modifications.
To exchange the information of ANT, ANT Group, a Facebook group, is created.~
To join the group, register and log-in Facebook, then, please search BC-ANT group by the "BC",~
"ANT", and "BC-ANT" within Facebook. This group uses an authentication system.  please apply~
the membership first. Then, wait reply form the administrators of group.~

** [[bc9:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Open%20Source%20Gadgets%2Fbc9]] [#a4803a5a]
[[bc9:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Open%20Source%20Gadgets%2Fbc9]] is a PDA-like portable device, which runs OpenEmbedded Linux as well as Android. bc9 employs~
gumstix verdex pro as CPU Board. Base Board of bc9 is designed as a Open Source Gadget. Its technical~
information is available to the public. Users easily modify and/or fix Base Board of bc9.

* Software [#u0a7319d]
** [[Android:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Android]][#z179192f]
[[Android]] is an open source software created for mobile phones and other devices. Android has~
been successfully booted on [[bc9:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Open%20Source%20Gadgets%2Fbc9]], a gumstix
verdex pro based Open Source Gadget and [[bc10]],~
an OMAP3530 based Open Source Gadget. Also, Android has been ported for other platforms.

** MeeGo [#d1915500]
[[MeeGo]] is a Linux-based open source OS, which is created since Intel of Moblin and Nokia of Maemo~
have merged together. [[MeeGo]] is aimed at working with wide range of hardware, and currently three~
projects are specifically targeted thee different areas of devices  handset devices, netbooks, and~
in-vehicle infotainment terminals.~
-For other software information, please look at [[Software Page:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Software]] 

* Hardware [#o7ce1733]
* Hot Topics [#m9d81e7c]
**[[ANT]] [#ud9cf90c]
ANT is a proprietary wireless sensor network protocol, which is running in 2.4GHz ISM band. ANT works at~
ultra-law power consumption and capable of handling various types of networks. However, the communication~
distance is limited. The amount of data can be transmitted at once is also restricted. In this section, the ANT~
related hardware is listed. The samples that utilize the hardware and the ANT related software are underdevelopment.~

** [[Intel Atom:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Hardware#ia333eb6]] [#qb86968c]
*** ANT Adapter [#e21f2106]
Intel Atom processors are designed to consume low energy and aimed at the mobile and embedded device market.~
This section shows the results of porting Android 1.6r2 for Atom Z510/530. This section also demonstrates the~
application of Jakar Media Framework on an Atom Z510/Z530 based single board computer.~

** [[gumstix verdex pro:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Hardware%2Fgumstix]] [#kb460b56]
gumstix is a gum stick sized single board computer (computer-on-module), which is able to run embedded Linux and~
Android. This section introduces a gumstix model and shows how to create OpenEmbedded build system. The model~
of the gumstix used hereis verdex pro XL6P,  PXA270 (Marvell) @600MHz. The build system is used for installing~
Angstrom Distribution.~
ANT Adapter is an ANT-30pin adapter for iPhone and iPod touch, which are equipped with 30pin connector and internal GPS.~
ANT Adapter supports ANT protocol as well as ANT device profiles. To communicate ANT+ sensors, ANT Adapter requires~
the specific iOS application, BeatRun.~
This adapter has passed the certification test of Apple MFi Program, and it has been received Technical Conformity form~
the Japanese regulatory authority. ~
- For other hardware projects, please visit [[Hardware Page:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?Hardware]].
//- [[PowerQUICC]]
For the details of ANT Adapter, please visit ANT/ANT Adapter.~
Also the farther information of BeatRun is available at ANT/BeatRun.~

* DIY Electronics [#vb865e74]
** sensor[#m7082325]

*** BC-ANT-USB [#rde780ec]
- [[AMI602 Breakout Module:http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?DIY%20Electronics%2FAMI602%20Breakout%20Module]]
BC-ANT-USB is a ANT-USB dongle, which is developed and produced by BeatCraft, Inc.~
The ANT chip that BC-ANT-USB employs is nRF24AP2-USB of Nordic Semiconductor, Inc.~
This ANT chip is commonly used for ANT-USB devices. The details of BC-ANT-USB are listed~
on [[ANT/BC-ANT-USB]].~

* [[reference:http://labs.beatcraft.com/ja/index.php?%BB%B2%B9%CD%BB%F1%CE%C1]] [#c5211d71]

* etc. (to be organized) [#rd388a6e]
*** BC-ANT-SERIAL-2 [#m83ecc89]
This is the current version of BC-ANT-SERIAL. This is a ANT-Serial bridge module. The ANT chip of~
this module is nRF24AP2-8CH of Nordic Semiconductor, Inc., and it comes with 1x5 pin-header. The~
size of this ANT-Serial module is greatly downsized comparing with the previous ANT-Serial Module.~
The details of BC-ANT-SERIAL is listed on [[ANT/BC-ANT-SERIAL>http://labs.beatcraft.com/en/index.php?ANT%2FBC-ANT-SERIAL_2]].~

* Resources [#oc942569]
- Open Source Gadget~
...This section provides the information of Open Source Gadget such as bc9 and bc10.~
- Software~
...This section lists software related information such as Android.~
- Hardware~
...The section introduces the information of hardware that BeatCraft has been developed.~
- Electronics Works~
...This section explains the basics of electronics works in addition to the information of electronics works.~
- Demos~
...There are pictures and movies of the demonstrations of the hardware.~
- Lecture Materials~
...There are the handouts and complementary packages for the lectures.~
- Reference~
...This section lists the recommended titles of books and manufactures for electronics works.~
- Et Cetera~
...These are miscellaneous materials.~
- Obsoletes~
...This section shows the past experimental projects.~
Contents of this site is continually-revised and format may change for certain reasons. 

Copyright 2010 (C) By [[BeatCraft:http://www.beatcraft.com/]]

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