Thanks Dave for pointing all this out. I should have mentioned wich
waysmall I would be comparing; if not going with a connex board I would use
a basix 400 w/o bluetooth. I feel the cf with WiFi would be more
advantagious than bluetooth, so I think the connex is the way to go. The
gumstix is going to serve as a high level controller in a uav flight control
research project I'm conducting at the U of Minn. Since I'm not a computer
science major I maybe should have went with a more conventional mini-itx
platform; but I feel the size of the gumstix will pay off . . . hoping I
ever get it going. I'll need both serial ports on the waysmall board, and
to get things started I'll use usb for programming; probably eventually
moving to wireless for ease of use during testing and gathering of data
(assuming I don't need the extra memory of the cf). As the goal of my
research is to learn, if you have any words of wisdom send them my way ;)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Hylands" <dhylands@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] first gumstix
> Hi Jake,
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 23:16:00 -0600, Jake <hork0014@...> wrote:
>> Well I plan to place my PO this week and begin my adventure into the
>> world. Since I'll be starting out new, should I begin with a waysmall
>> using the new connex in place of the basix? The way I understand it is
>> it'll be the same, I'll just have the option to expand in the future
>> excluded of course). Since I believe the gumstix has some onboard
>> memory, I
>> shouldn't need the cf card adapter unless necessary, correct? Please let
>> know if I'm wrong.
> You need to decide just what you're going to do with your gumstix.
> The basicx and connex both come with 4 Mb flash, of which there is
> about 1 - 1.5 Mb free (it was 1.5 Mb when I got mine, it might be a
> bit less now).
> If you go with the connex, you lose bluetooth and the MMC card,
> although you could add a compact flash card. The real advantage to
> adding compact flash though, is the ability to use a 802.11b WiFi
> The waysmall is nice in that you get two serial ports, USB, and 20
> GPIO pads. If you're planning on doing audio stuff, then you might
> want to consider the audiostix instead of the waysmall. You can only
> use one of these at a time.
> So, let us know what you're trying to do, and we can probably help you
> decide what you need to get.
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> SF email is sponsored by - The IT Product Guide
> Read honest & candid reviews on hundreds of IT Products from real users.
> Discover which products truly live up to the hype. Start reading now.
> gumstix-users mailing list