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Dual-Core Kit Assembly Instructions

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Dual-Core Android 4 Dev Kit Assembly instructions


The following are instructions on how to get your Dual-Core Android 4 Dev Kit up and running.  You will need the following items from the kit:


1.  BeagleJuice, 2nd Gen* 

 2.  BeagleTouch 

3.  Android 4 ICS SD Card 

4.  2-pin 5V Barrel Jack Cable

5.  2-pin 5V HDMI Power Cable**

6.  HDMI Board 

7.  PandaBoard ES 

8.  I2C Touch Cable 

9.  1 ft. HDMI to HDMI Cable 

Keep your BeagleJuice, 2nd Gen in the OFF position until you are sure the kit has been assembled properly
** Do NOT plug the I2C Touch cable into the 5V rail on the BeagleJuice. If the 5V rail is live, you will short the PandaBoard, causing irreparable damage.



Figure 1 


To start, you will need the PandaBoard ES and the I2C Touch Cable. Reference Figure 2.

Figure 2


On the back of the board, connect the male pins of the I2C Touch Cable to the 2-pin female connector.* Be sure that the orange wire is positioned above the yellow wire. The orange wire should be facing the Ethernet and USB jack.




Figure 3

Figure 4



*Note that the 2-pin female connector will be pre-soldered to the PandaBoard as shown in Figures 5 -7    


Figure 5    

Figure 6   

Figure 7 


Next, you will need to the mount the BeagleJuice 2 to the back of the PandaBoard. In the box containing the BeagleJuice 2, there will be 4 screws, 4 stand offs,  and 4 nuts.  Note that the minimum charge time for the BeagleJuice 2 unit is about 8 hours.

Figure 8 (1. BeagleJuice 2, 10. screws, 11. stand offs, 12. nuts)


Put the screws through the holes in the BeagleJuice 2 PCB, and then place the stand offs on top of the screws. As shown in Figures 9 - 11.

Figure 9       

Figure 10       

Figure 11


Line up the screws on the BeagleJuice 2 with the holes on the back of the PandaBoard as shown in Figure 12 and lay the PandaBoard flat on top of the stand offs.

Figure 12


Place the nuts on top of the screws, and tighten the nuts on the screws. Shown in Figure 13 and Figure 14.



Figure 13       

Figure 14 


Now that the PandaBoard is mounted to the BeagleJuice 2, you will want to plug in the cables that will power the PandaBoard, the HDMI board and the BeagleTouch. You will see 4 2-pin female molex connectors next to the battery cells on the back of the BeagleJuice 2 board. Note: You can plug the 2-pin 5V Barrel Jack Cable and the 2-pin 5V HDMI Power Cable to any of these connectors highlighted in Figure 15.  Remeber, dNOT plug the I2C Touch cable into the 5V rail on the BeagleJuice. If the 5V rail is live, you will short the PandaBoard, causing irreparable damage.


Figure 15



Plug the 2-pin end of the barrel jack cable to the BeagleJuice 2 board, and the barrel jack to the 5V connector on the PandaBoard.­ Shown in Figures 16 and 17.


Figure 16 

Figure 17


Plug the 2-pin male end of the 2-pin 5V HDMI Power Cable to the BeagleJuice 2 board. Shown in Figures 18 and 19.


Figure 18

Figure 19


Your next steps will be to connect the HDMI board to the PandaBoard and power it via the BeagleJuice 2. To do so, you will use the HDMI-HDMI cable, the 2-pin 5V HDMI power cable  and the I2C Touch Cable.

Figure 20


First, plug one end of the HDMI cable into the PandaBoard, and then the other into the HDMI board (as shown in Figures 21-24)


Figure 21

Figure 22


Figure 23

Figure 24


Next connect the 2-pin 5V HDMI Power Cable to the power jack on the HDMI Board. Shown in Figures 25 and 26.


Figure 25

Figure 26


Now connect the I2C Touch Cable to the 2-pin male molex connector on the HDMI board. Shown in Figures 27 and 28.


Figure 27

Figure 28


Now that all of the cables are connected, you are going to mount the BeagleTouch onto the HDMI board. Line up the headers as shown in Figure 29, and then connect the two boards as shown in Figures 30-31.

Figure 29

 Figure 30

 Figure 31


Lastly, insert the Android 4 SD card into the PandaBoard's SD card slot. Shown in Figures 32 and 33.


Figure 32 

Figure 33


Now that you have your entire kit assembled (as shown in Figure 34), the final step is to power the system by turning on your BeagleJuice 2. The On/Off switch is located next to the 19V powerjack on the BeagleJuice 2, and is labeled 'Power Switch.'


Figure 34




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