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I looking to get into robots and this looks like a perfect solution. I plan on making a quadruped robot using 14 servos and the camera. It seems this controller will do that but I plan on using a lipo battery but don't know what voltage the board will take and what I should use?
Rich
Commented January 2013
There are a lot of projects that use a mini itx board in the robot.

The Acer Netbook is a cheap and popular choice (I forget which model), it can also run on Windows Tablets such as the Acer W500. Provided it runs Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (preferably 7 or 8 for SAPI), if using the camera it needs a USB port, bluetooth built in or via dongle and that's pretty much it.
giga
Commented January 2013
Wow I didn't even consider this, granted ill need some heavier duty servo but maybe ill just use a net book motherboard and get all the things I need for it. How much memory do I need to run the program I can't seem to find it on the website(ram and hard drive space)
Rich
Commented January 2013
Which OS do you plan to use? XP needs less memory but offers less function (voice recognition isn't supported although there is a fix on MS website) but Windows 7 and Windows 8 need 2Gb ram but gave longer battery life when I carried out my tests.

As memory is pretty cheap and upgradable on almost all PCs be it laptop, netbook, desktop, nettop, I would say go with a minimum of 2Gb. You wont run out of HDD space if it's dedicated for EZ-Builder, OS and software will fit, with plenty of spare space on a 32Gb USB drive, I think (not 100% sure) 20Gb would do too.
irobot58
Commented January 2013
Board size 2 1/4 by 3 1/2....not including the 1 5/8 power connector ...mine was laying out on the table :)
giga
Commented January 2013
Ok cool and yeah it will be dedicated to the robot. I looking at a 3.5" pico mother board and building it from there
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Avatargiga
Asked on Thursday, January 10, 2013