My first post here.
Here's what I have to do:
I have a computer that controls a UAV. This
computer can issue udp packets with inertial navigation information from its
sensors. What I want to do is to integrate my netstix to this computer via wired
ethernet. At some point, the flight computer will issue a command to the
netstix. The netstix will have to in turn issue another request to the flight
computer to retrieve a data packet, save it to the CF card and then trigger
a photo camera (the camera just needs a short on two pins to actuate its
I'm experienced with C, C++ and C#, but most of my
experience is in windows. I do have some experience with electronics as well
I have ubuntu (8.something I guess) installed in a
partition in my computer.
On gumstix documentation, I can't find the "getting
started" for the connex board that helps creating the OpenLinux environment.
(btw... I have the netstix in front of me as it came from factory... does it
work at all? does it have an ip that I can do anything with it?)
Am I looking at the right places? Could someone
help me by creating a roadmap (a checklist) of things I need to do in order to
accomplish what I want to do? Maybe the gumstix was a bad choice taking in
consideration my [lack of] experience with linux?