robotics anyone?

Peter Harrison cheetah100 at
Sat Jul 12 10:28:41 CEST 2008

As I posted earlier, I have already been using the Neo1973 as a main CPU for
my solar powered robotic boat. I am using it with Phidget controllers which
are USB based. Phidgets have API's for C#, C, Java and Python.  I'm using
the Python API. The Neo is an ideal robotics platform with communications
and navigation built in.

I'm looking forward to the FreeRunner because I will be able to power the
device directly off a 5v supply. Ideally I want to be able to shut down and
restart the Neo using a timer or other interrupt based approach. This way
the Neo can be shut down if there is low battery, and restarted when the
solar panels charge the battery sufficiently. Currently I can't do this with
the Neo1973 - which is a limitation.

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 7:09 AM, andres <andres at> wrote:

>  Hi,
> Sorry to be a little OT
> but It looks like a dream
> FreeRunner board as a robotic platform for < $100
> Anybody doing anything related?
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