Quoting Toby Catlin <tobycatlin@...>:
> Hi all,I have been keeping an eye on the gumstix platform for a
> while now and have been constantly thinking of a good justification of
> buying one. I have come up with 'because i want one'I do a
> little snowboarding and you can hire gps units that track your route,
> speed, altitude etc. I want to build my own out of a gumstix. I was
> also thinking that if I could plug in a web cam i could video a run
> whilst tracking geo data. This could then be uploaded to a website
> where i could mash up google maps to show the run along side the video.
Looks like a very nice idea :)
> Who knows it might actually be the seed of a business.
> So what i want out of a gumstix setup is:gpswifiUSB host - for web
> cam capturesd memory slot (Preferably a couple)I
> have been reading through the wiki and i can see several components
> that each provide some of this capability i want, but what i am
> confused about is how compatible each part is.
> For example can you plug in a
> GPSstix and wifistix into a connex 400 at the same time?The
> goliathGPS-vx looks like it is 90% there. is it possible to add wifi
> to it? what else would i need?
GPSstix is 60pin expansion board, Wifistix is 90pin so yes this is possible.
However, the Goliath is Verdex _only_ , the connex does not have a usb
If you take a Verdex then, you'll have to wait for the wifistix-VX to
> I know all of the information is in the gumstix website but i'd
> really appreciate someone who has experience which this tech confirming
> what i need. I am a web developer so have some linux experience but not
> to the point where i am confident to outlay a load of cash on the off
> chance i have bought the right bits.
> Could you put a list together of what you would buy from the site if
> you were doing this project. I am planning on writing a detailed
> tutorial right from the start for this project.thanks alltoby
Yeah at first it looks really confusing, but when you get more insight
you'll see it's a very nice developement platform. Looking forward to
see the outcome of this project.