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commit d06d5ee0d55c6142c435efe31039dd586b98a88f
parent ab9a005dfb60ef0846cc9cc8cbd54e4a1383ce7e
Author: Francis Rowe <>
Date:   Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:23:53 +0100

docs/install/bbb_setup.html: Improve the shopping list

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diff --git a/docs/install/bbb_setup.html b/docs/install/bbb_setup.html @@ -36,11 +36,12 @@ External SPI programmer: <b>BeagleBone Black</b> (rev. C) is highly recommended. Sometimes referred to as 'BBB'. <a href="">This page</a> contains a list of distributors. + farnell sells them - <a href=""></a> </li> <li> - Electrical tape: cover the entire bottom surface of the BBB (the part that + Electrical/insulative tape: cover the entire bottom surface of the BBB (the part that rests on a surface). This is important, when placing the BBB on top of a board - so that nothing shorts. + so that nothing shorts. - easy to find in most hardware/electronics stores </li> <li> Clip for connecting to the flash chip: if you have a SOIC-16 @@ -49,15 +50,24 @@ need the <b>Pomona 5250</b> or equivalent. Do check which chip you have, before ordering a clip. Also, make sure to buy at least two clips (they break easily). + - Farnell sells these, and ships to many countries. <a href=""></a> + - Some people find these difficult to get, especially in South America. If you have more links to suppliers, + please contact the libreboot project with the relevant information. </li> <li> <b>External 3.3V DC power supply</b>, for powering the flash chip. An ATX power supply / PSU (common on Intel/AMD desktop computers) will work for this. + A lab PSU (DC) will also work (adjusted to 3.3V). Etc. + <ul> + <li>Getting a multimeter might be worthwhile, to verify that it's supplying 3.3V</li> + </ul> </li> <li> <b>External 5V DC power supply</b> (barrel connector), for powering the BBB. The BeagleBone can have power supplied via USB, but a - dedicated power supply is recommended. + dedicated power supply is recommended. These should be easy to find in most places + that sell electronics. - <b>OPTIONAL. Only needed if not powering with the USB cable, or if you want + to use <a href="bbb_ehci.html">EHCI debug</a></b> </li> <li> <b>Pin header / jumper cables</b> (2.54mm / 0.1&quot; headers) @@ -69,16 +79,20 @@ <li>dupont (this is just one possible brand name)</li> <li>Often used on breadboards, so they might be called breadboard cables</li> <li>Maybe they are called <b>wires</b> instead of cables or leads</li> + <li>They are also the same cables used on the GPIOs on the RPi</li> + <li><b></b> sells them, and there are others</li> + <li><b>Some people find these difficult to buy. Contact the libreboot project if you have more links to sellers.</b></li> + <li>You might also be able to make these cables yourself.</li> </ul> </li> <li> <b>Mini USB A-B cable</b> (the BeagleBone probably already comes - with one.) + with one.) - <b>OPTIONAL - only needed for <a href="bbb_ehci.html">EHCI debug</a> or for serial/ssh access without ethernet cable (g_multi kernel module)</b> </li> <li> <b>FTDI TTL cable or debug board</b>, for accessing the serial console on your BBB. <a href="">This page</a> contains - a list. + a list. - <b>OPTIONAL - only needed for serial console on the BBB, if not using SSH via ethernet cable</b> </li> </ul>