Member Since: October 26, 2009

Country: United States

  • Wow! I really like the look of your NADS! So much so I'm going to have to get NADS for myself.

  • You cannot resist Capacitance Primes' natural response!

  • What the heck kind of a widget is that?

  • Not exactly what you are asking for but it would be kind of cool to run PD on the thing and wrap the IO API (which is written in c) into a pd external of some sort.

  • I'm not it the habit of engaging folks who get so mad as to call people's ideas stupid as they are considering possibilities out loud but your comment is so far off course from what I believe the ethos of the making movement to be I needed to throw in my 2 cents...If I was a computer scientist I may be able to build what is the most elegant solution from scratch but I am not. If I was I would probably not need anything that spark fun has to offer because I would be able to build everything they offer from scratch. I am a self taught DIYer and am amazed by what I have been able to accomplish by working within my knowledge base. Every project builds a new skill and with every problem I solve I find a better way to solve it next time. Learning is a iterative process after all. As for communicating between an ARM based mini PC and a micro with more dependable interrupts...it works for my application VERY well no matter how stupid someone I never met seems to think it is. We all have are different skill sets so have some respect. You never know when you might need my help with something you can't figure out. Cheers! Sean

  • ...other food for thought: It occurs to me that a couple of guys I went to school with were developing a real-time implementation of linux call RTOSLinux for robotics and plant control applications where timing was critical. I guess it would solve the io jitter problem as well. Who knows what sort of pain would be required to get something like that running on an arm. Without an out of the box distribution handy I don't know that I could figure that out at my current skill level though.

  • That is pretty interesting. So what you are thinking is that you implement a micro (like Atmel, etc) on the FPGA portion of the chip and have your cake and eat it too? And probably with a pretty quick buss between the two parts.

  • Yeah, with garbage collection happening here and there you can't really count on real time interrupts like you can on the arduino but you can always build up a raspberry pi a la mode type of an arrangement where the heavy lifting is done on the ARM board and have it task a UART connected arduino to provide the rock solid pulse for time critical tasks.

  • Never mind. Checked for myself at their github: https://github.com/pcduino/arduino API is in c. Guess that means I should be able to call the API from python as well. Neato. -- Impulse buy away!

  • This little guy seems great! What language is the API for the GPIO in and is the API open? Guessing c but just want to confirm that before I make an impulse buy.

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