Is there a trick to finding a 3..5.5v in, 5v out dc converter that is
not really huge or complex?
I wrote a lot of the page in the wiki about batteries, including
talking up lipo... now sadly it looks like I need to get something
working with 4x1.2v nimh. There's another component alongside gumstix
that needs 5v so I think I need a dc-dc converter to guarantee 5v even
as the batteries slide down well past that.
I scoured digikey and mouser and the best I could find was a large 2+
amp part that was over $10. I expect to get by with only 500mA.
I'm also not sure how the supercap best fits in here.
I'll be sure to update the wiki if there's a good solution to this.