Hi guys Im working on putting together the bits and pieces to our project and was looking for an opinion of using this type of approach to an on board computer. My goal is to ensure that the rover does not drop signal and go dark on me.
The Project Jarvis video shows him using Arduino, (poor guy ) lol but im looking at the mother board he is using.
Has anyone gone this route before, then connect to the robot via mirror desktop application?
Any input would be much appreciated.
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I had a video tutorial a few years ago about installing a Mini ITX in a robot - not sure where that video went :)...
or maybe something like this ...NetTop PC
If you end up installing a min-Itx without a screen, you can use Remote Desktop on any version of Windows. Also, TightVNC is a good option for free as well
There are a bunch of other small Windows 8.1 (not RT) tablets starting to appear on the market, and some like the W3 are appearing as factory refurbs on the various flash-sale sites (woot, yugster, dailysteals, meh, etc...) and eBay fairly regularly.
Checking out a video for Tight VNC now, thanks DJ
Now you know why most of us think the EZB4 is an arduino killer...
Neither the front or the rear camera on the W3 works with ARC unfortunately, they throw an exception error at all resolution settings. But they are really crappy cameras anyway. Would be better with a cheap USB webcam, or just use the EZ-B camera.
And no question on the EZB for simply getting busy with the creative end of things.
If i can incorporate a good stable connection with an onboard pc, than i wont feel the need for any backup from an Arduino, and i like the sounds of that!
I was laughing to myself watching the Jarvis video.
@thetechguru Ive played with my LT camera, and although it works, crappy camera, but was fun playing with the 2 cameras at once