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Q: Motion control robot ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Motion control robot
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: eyebee-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 14 Dec 2005 19:41 PST
Expires: 13 Jan 2006 19:41 PST
Question ID: 606022
I want to build a motion control robot for doing timelapse with a
digital camera. I can handle the software, and mechanical aspects of
this task but I am having trouble coming up with the right
electronics. I would like to avoid designing my own circuit boards
etc. I need a tiny computer that has the following abilities:
1. Runs linux
2. Has host USB (to control the camera) and Host USB drivers. (The
actual protocol for the camera is not a problem.)
3. Does not consume a lot of power.
4. Can also interface with a stepper motor controller.
5. Possibly a bluetooth client.

I was interested in using gumstix ( but it does not
seem to support Host USB.
Subject: Re: Motion control robot
Answered By: webadept-ga on 14 Dec 2005 21:01 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

You were right the first time. gumstix has USB available

For host there is this card ( the linux kernel in 2.6.12 includes a driver for it)

which can be used with the cfstix



Request for Answer Clarification by eyebee-ga on 17 Dec 2005 16:54 PST
One more thing,

4. Possibly a bluetooth client?

Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 17 Dec 2005 19:11 PST
Sure.. and Merrry Christmas ... 
Gumstix adds connectors and Bluetooth
from the article "Originally gumstix provided networking only through Bluetooth.  "

must have been a good techy this year.. :-)

eyebee-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
more detail not just links.

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