I am trying to power a gumstix/robostix/robostix off of the same 7.2v battery pack. I want to drive several motors or servos off of this power supply. The battery pack and motors I will be using or from the VEX robotics kit. After looking through the wiki and google I believe I need to cut the jumper and supply the 7.2v to the MOTOR section. The part I am unsure of is wither or not I have send a regulated power supply of 5v to the BOARD section or can I send the 7.2v and have the BOARD regulate it or do I have to use a different power supply. I also plan on possibly using the 9.6v pack later if that is possible instead of the 7.2v.
thanks in advance