> Here is what we want to do maybe is better to explain it and then someone
> can tell me what is the best way to do it and what boards to get. We want a
> user to login a website and be able to dispense food/water/treats to pets as
> well as have a live feed from the feeder. Therefore the gumstix is connected
> to a server via Ethernet or Wifi, users preference, connect a webcam to the
> gumstix to send the live feed over the net and a "microcontroller" will send
> the appropriate signals to the motors in order to dispense. So far I believe
> we need the connex board, robostix and netCF. I do not know if I can use all
> three together and then how would I program the gumstix. Also, how can I
> connect a webcam to the gumstix. Thanks!

Currently, I don;t believe that you can connect a webcam to the
gumstix. However, you can get wifi webcams like this one:
< http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1134691947479&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper>

I think it could also be possible (although a pain) to use a CMOS camera like the one at sparkfun:

        -Jesse W.