Many thanks to Dave Hylands and Ed Chamacho for their replys.
Here is my reply and a couple more questions :-)
>You need some type of programming cable. The ATAVRISP is an example of
>one such cable, but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be sold any
If its just a cable i could make one my self. However, the ATAVRISP image shows a little box with a serial-like connector
and i assumed that this is the actual programmer
>What type of system will you be doing your programming from (linux/Windows/Mac)?
It will certainly by linux. Just a note here, on the AVR stuff. I know that there is an avr-gcc but there is also a developing environment
for windows. Now the question is: Is avr-gcc in the buildroot? Using the windows app, do i need a special programmer to download the code
to the processor?
>What type of ports do you have available? (serial, parallel, USB)
All of these are available.
>There are many build-it yourself programming dongles available and a
>few that you can purchase.
If its just a cable then there is no problem in making it. If its a circuit, again, there is no problem but i would like to see it first :-)
Is there a dongle that you have built your self and you know that its working?
>A roboaudiostix was just released. Craig or Gordon will need to
>comment on the down the pipe stuff.
Thats OK, i was more after any revisions that change the basic structure of the robostix. Like using a different processor or
adding extra features to the robostix itself
>There are 2 serial ports from the gumstix, which are translated from 3.3v to 5v
>There are 2 serial ports from the robostix which are 5v
That's indeed very convenient
Looking forward to hearing from you.