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Offline bonaqua112Topic starter

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Single board computer
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:18:04 PM »
Hi,

I'm building quite a complex robot and i reached a conclusion that SBC will work the best.
However i've never worked with such "evil" devices :O :D...

I need it for its computation power(video and large amount od data processing), OS,flexibillity, also wanna try something new.....

I need it to have : At least several USB ports(to connect webcam and Arduino(Yes i need Arduino to control motors atc...)); Wi-Fi; Linux(Can i put there lets say Debian, that'd be great); chasis(optional but better to have it);

I dont need to have it mouse keyboard monitor interfaces(I wanna program it via telnet,ssh,... whatever)

I found this so far : http://www.plugcomputer.org/development-kits/dreamplug/  seems good to me, any better ideas ?

Please dont send me any SBCs made for robotics purposes, i dont wanna have it with some PWM pins or any fancy stuff ....Just simple SBC acting like normla computer on which I can run any linux i want, connect webcam, communicate via Wifi, communicate with Arduino....

Thanks in advance

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Re: Single board computer
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 04:36:59 AM »
Have You considered RaspberryPI? You cannot use Any type of linux on it, however they have linux specifically optimised for the board. 
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Re: Single board computer
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 12:48:11 PM »
The main contenders are typically BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, and Raspberry Pi. There are others, in the "android 4" and "high-end" departments, but I'd compare the BBBlack to the RPi if I were you.
Both of them have USB; both of them will work with a USB hub if you need more than a few devices connected.

Both of them have several Linux distributions available. My personal choice is Arch, but something more user friendly like debian might be a better starting point if you're not alread linux savvy.

Offline bonaqua112Topic starter

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Re: Single board computer
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 01:25:33 AM »
Jeeez that price....RaspberryPi looks great, but BBB will probabily fit me better....No need for regulator circuit really got my attention :O...Thou no wi-fi and only one USB port can higher the price as some accessories will be needed but still....

Thanks guys thats exactly what i needed :)

 


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