It's that same mixed feeling every time (or many different states of mind). You are eager to get your gear up and running but don't know where to start. I'm writing this with no idea where to go next...
Hmm. I have a Raspberry Pi. I know how to write an image on an SD card and boot Raspi. Maybe Beaglebone Black has the same approach? Lets make some searches...
The following blog tells how to make Beaglebone Black boot Ubuntu. Very good start! http://shrkey.com/setting-up-beaglebone-black-to-boot-off-the-microsd-card/
These devices are already on the table waiting for some action:
- Beaglebone Black (=BBB)
- USB cable for powering up BBB
- SD card (4 GB)
- HDMI cable
- HDMI monitor
- USB hub (USB 1.1)
- USB keyboard and mouse
- Mac computer for preparing SD card
My Beaglebone Black unboxed