I like gumstix a lot, but you may want to consider something like a TI
MSP430 microcontroller ($20 USB dev kit!). How much code do you expect
you'll need? The gumstix is a better value than most ARM7 uClinux
packages out there, which is cool, but it might be overkill for your
project, and you might be able to get away with something that's
[mailto:gumstix-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of Garth
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 18:59
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Gumstix for laserTag system
Hi folks, I'm a CS guy so all this embedded stuff is new to me. I would
like some expert advice as whether the lasertag system that I would like
to pursue is feasible using Gumstix.
I found the following site:
what I would like to do is the following:
Have a harness with 4 IR receivers in the front and back connected by
bluetooth to a waysmall in a fanny pack.=20
Connect three IR receivers for the helmet by bluetooth to the way small.
Connect the gun to gumstix as well by bluetooth.
Maybe use gumstix in the gun itself to power the IR LED.
A question: Can a system such as described get enough power from a
rechargable battery to last 3-4 hrs.
If anybody with embedded experience would be interested in building
something like this it would be cool to create an open source project so
others might be able to create their own. Contact me if interested.
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