Single Board Computer Recommendations
tod at todandlorna.com
Mon Mar 15 15:39:08 MDT 2010
On 3/15/2010 2:55 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
> I'm motivated to work on my sprinkler control project again, and I'm
> looking at boards to run the software, which I want to be Linux based.
> Here are my requirements so far:
> 1. Price: Under $100
> 2. I/O: USB and Ethernet (wifi for bonus points, and serial for debug)
> 3. Power: DC input, not too worried about power consumption
> (24V would be nice since that's the same voltage my
> sprinkler valves use).
> 4. Disk: Whatever flashy thing is fine (SD, CF, soldered, whatever)
> 5. Size and weight don't matter right now (but will in the future).
> Here's what I've found so far:
> 1. Gumstix Linux (too expensive)
> 2. Beagleboard (too much I/O -- don't need DVI, S-Video, Audio, etc).
> 3. A repurposed wifi AP board
> Any other ideas? The cheaper the better, and I'm not afraid to solder.
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I think at your price range you're probably looking at a wifi board of
some sort. You could possibly do something with Arduino and that might
be up your alley, but you're definitely not running Linux on that thing.
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