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Capes are daughter-board add-on products for BeagleBone-family and PocketBeagle-family products. Each extends the functionality of your BeagleBone or PocketBeagle for new exciting capabilities. Hundreds of cape designs are available in the community and now there is also a line of capes readily available from numerous world-wide distributors to help you achieve your learning and design goals. Capes

for PocketBeagle PocketBeagle TechLab Cape

For getting your first introduction to programming, Linux, or hacking the Linux kernel itself.

  • USB-to-serial
  • USB host
  • Reset button
  • 2 push buttons
  • Analog light sensor
  • Tri-color LED
  • SPI GPIO expander with 2-digit 7-segment display
  • I2C Accelerometer PocketBeagle GamePup Cape

For making a handheld arcade emulator, your own games or otherwise taking your PocketBeagle on-the-go.

  • 160x128 LCD display
  • USB host
  • 10 user programmable buttons
  • LiPo battery port (charge via PocketBeagle)
  • Buzzer for sound output

for BeagleBone BeagleBone Comms Cape

For industrial communication applications. Provides an array of communication protocols including one RS485, one CAN, two analog 420 mA current loops, and two 3A 50V interfaces allowing the control of high current loads.

  • RS485
  • CAN
  • 2x 4-20ma current loop inputs
  • 2x 3A 50V sinks for high-current loads
  • I2C EEPROM BeagleBone Load Cape

Drive high-current loads like relays, motors, solenoids, and high current LEDs.

  • 8x 3A 50V sinks for high-current loads
  • I2C EEPROM BeagleBone Motor Cape

Drive DC motors with direction and PWM control.

  • 4x 3A motor outputs up to 46V
  • I2C EEPROM BeagleBone Power Cape

Complete power interface for your BeagleBone. Provides regulated 3.3V and System out (Typically 5V) from the BeagleBone itself as well as an on-board regulator to provide a separate additional 3.3V (up to 1.0A) and 5V (up to 1.3A) out. The input voltage can go up to 30V. It also includes an interface to the BeagleBone power button and system reset.

  • Input voltage: 7V-30V

  • BeagleBone Proto Cape

    Provides a blank slate to design any type of application that you can imagine. Along with plated through-holes for external component soldering, there are a few on-board components, such as buttons, a multi-colored LED, and a basic LED to assist in the design process. The ID EEPROM is also capable of having the address be re-assigned to allow for a seamless integration into the BeagleBone cape schema.

    • 2x push-buttons
    • RGB LED
    • single-color LED
    • I2C EEPROM BeagleBone Relay Cape

    Quick and easy relay solution for your home or other automation needs.

    • 4x 15A @ 24VDC/12A @ 250VAC relays
    • I2C EEPROM BeagleBone Robotics Cape

    Everything needed for mobile robotics. Loaded with innovative features and a comprehensive software library designed to effortlessly take your robotics concepts from design to reality. A huge array of on-board sensors and controllers and even more expansion options gives you everything you need for your robotics project.

    • 9-Axis IMU: Invensense MPU-9250
    • Barometer: Bosch BMP280
    • 4 x H-Bridge DC motor controllers
    • 8-Channel Servo/ESC output
    • 5V 2A switching regulator for robust power supply (8V -18V input voltage)
    • 6V 4A regulated power supply to protect servos
    • Charges a 2-cell LiPo battery
    • 4 Quadrature encoder inputs
    • GPS input with EM-406/EM-506 style UART connector
    • Headers for I2C, UART, SPI, ADC, PWM, GPIO connectivity
    • Supports DSM2 and DSMX satellite radios

    Additional details BeagleBone Servo Cape

    Provides numerous servo outputs for many remote control, robotics and automation projects.

  • 16x servo outputs
  • 5V power input

  • BeagleBone Fan Cape

    Cools your BeagleBone under heavy operating loads.

    Community Capes

    In addition to the Capes, a number of community capes have been deemed Approved and are supported by the official software images.

    There is also a self-serve cape registry on This is the official place for third parties to document their capes.

    Even lower touch, there is a Google Doc cape registry. To add your own cape or cape idea, use the Google Form for cape ideas.

    Last updated by default on Thu Aug 31 2023 15:10:47 GMT-0000 (UTC).