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The New Ez-B V4

Hello all,
Just wondering about the new EZ-B. I take it the bluetooth is now out and wifi is in. How many EZ-B's can connect withe the EZ- Builder software? *confused*

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#1  
BlueTooth is gone because it isn't fast enough to for the new built in audio. I'm not sure what the max number of boards is. But I imagine it will support as many as it does now or possibly as many as your network can handle. Those are just theories.
#2  
Can you connect the new v4 EZ-b directly to a motherboard like you could with the EZ-B v3? (granted after some reconfiguring) I am looking at Intel's new Minnow board, it looks great for mobile robot applications because it is so small and still is X86 based so it can run Windows! I would like to connect multiple EZ-B boards directly to this board through a USB or other I/O port, can this be done?
#3  
I can't answer for sure, but looking at the pictures it looks like the WiFi is still a seperate board plugged into UART pins, so I strongly suspect you will be able to use a USB TTL for at least command and control functions, although maybe not the new audio/video capabilities.

As long as it can easily switch between adhoc and infrastructure, I am fine using WiFi even with an on-board computer, but I could seee wanting everything hardwired, particularly in places like Maker Faires and other conventions where all the wifi channels are swamped and start to interfere with each other.

Alan
#4  
Thank you for your help, thetechguru. I don't think I will really use the new audio/video feature of the EZ-b v4 so your solution should workout for me. I do think it is good to integrate as much into the board as possible, what I would really like to see is an ITX or smaller board with the EZ-B fully integrated onto the board. That would be really awesome!