Thursday, November 09, 2006

PC-104 battery

Closeup of the PC-104 battery. This is a new product from Technologics, and the instructions are a bit ambiguous. Probably need to buy a power supply before I can use it; e-mail has been sent to them for assistance. It is claimed this thing will drive the 7260, which is a low-power design, for days, though I would expect that might not be the case if wireless is enabled.


Blogger Steven Hicks said...

How did you get the vex to talk on the serial port? I'm not able to find any information on this in the forums. Could you point me to some places where there is information on this? I'm able to get it to work with the online mode HEX app, but I have no clue as to how to get access to the port in my own applications.


2:16 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

I haven't yet gotten to that problem. I have a friend who has interfaced to a Palm device, so I plan, later, on getting with him. Right now, my focus is on getting the hardware together; what is left to do is the battery and the web cam. Then I will look into programming the TTL ports on the board, first by learning the PIC and its toolchain, how to download hex files, getting a cable together to interface the board and the VEX, and *then* I can start looking into what to do about sending commands to and from the VEX and the Linux board.

12:29 AM  

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