What is BeagleBone Black?
BeagleBone Black is a $45 MSRP community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.
Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
◾512MB DDR3 RAM
◾2GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
◾3D graphics accelerator
◾NEON floating-point accelerator
◾2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
◾USB client for power & communications
◾2x 46 pin headers
◾Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
◾plus much more
Get more info here:
For those not familiar, here's a comparison article that will work for a simplistic view of the 3:
http://makezine.com/2013/04/15/arduino- ... pberry-pi/
Look for more info on electronics, embedded systems, microcontrollers and other DIY projects like robotics in the EH-Net Forums for Hardware Hacking, as I am dusting off the old books and looking at new products to work on with my 9 year old son and hopefully 6 year old daughter.