BeagleBoard.org is a forum for owners and developers of open-source software and hardware to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. The BeagleBoard.org community collaborates in areas including physical computing, robotics, personal manufacturing tools like 3D printers and laser cutters and other types of industrial and machine controls. The BeagleBoard.org Foundation is a non-profit corporation in Michigan which provides education and collaboration around the design and use of open-source software and hardware in embedded computing.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chai Bio will release a test that can be used with swabbing of areas like door handles and hard surfaces in the environment for SARS-CoV-2 testing which will run on the Open qPCR machine based on BeagleBone Black. The BeagleBoard.org Foundation is working with Chai to make machines and test kits available in communities and makerspaces through board donations and has interest in promoting the technology around the world.