Dave Hylands <dhylands <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Hi Andy,
> > So that means I have to have the following (If any other suggestion please
> > let me know):
> > Verdex motherboard
> > Tweener (60 pins on both side, it sits between boards. Therefore the 60
> > pins is still free)
> > NetwifimicroSD-EU (120 pins)
> > Robostix (60 pins)
> > Is Robostix crucial for controlling the robot? Or will the Verdex be enough
> > to control it.
> > What is the difference between it and the motherboard that already have
> > processor on it?
> With the roomba, the robostix is probably not required, unless you're
> adding some external motors or sensors. Even then, you could use a
> console-vx board, and connect the robostix up via i2c.
> > I was thinking if I don't have to use the robostix, then I can use the
> > Console board which has a MiniUSB built in. What do you guys think?
> I like the console board much more than the tweener.
Well, I will be using the onboard sensor from roomba but I will add a camera to
the gumstix but I guess that will be taken care of by the USB port on the
You were saying to use the Console board and then connect the robostix up via
i2c.. Is that running the robostix as a stand alone unit and powering it
So what you're suggesting is getting the Console will replace the tweener and
it will communicate with the robostix & roomba as well as having USB already
premade for the camera?
In that case I'll probably need two 9v battery. where one will power the
gumstix and the other powering the robostix