Microcontroller linux


Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Microcontroller linux

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    355

    Microcontroller linux

    Anyone here has any experience with linux on microcontrollers?

    Had had a look at www.uclinux.org and it looks really interesting, but the site seems kind of dead.
    Registered Linux User #388117

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    684
    What do you mean on microcontrollers? Are you specifically looking to embed it into a piece of hardware, or are you just looking for an ultra-lightweight Linux OS? I guess it depends on what you plan on using it for. There are plenty of hardware gadgets out there running some sort of embedded Linux operating system, but that typically runs on ARM processors to my knowledge. You can get a little more info here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture
    "The author of that poem is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    355
    im looking for some sort of embedded linux, using it for automation, control simple robots and such.
    Basically to build a small, general purpose and low power consumption computer like the ucSimm on the uclinux page.
    http://www.uclinux.org/ucsimm
    Registered Linux User #388117

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles CA
    Posts
    185

    basic stamp

    I have used the basic stamp which works well for controllers and even data collection using its language, they even have one that is good with a form of java. I had also come across a much cheaper controller in the past but can not remember the name at this point. I think it is on the wiki page though.

    http://www.parallax.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcontroller

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles CA
    Posts
    185
    Arduino is the one.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    355
    I had played around with the Basic Stamp as well, its easy to use and works well on the simple robots i had played with.
    Im hoping to create something a bit more than that, much like the ucSimm project in my previous post, with a ethernet controller and a display driver, that would be nice.

    More info from our good friend google:
    http://elinux.org/
    Registered Linux User #388117

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles CA
    Posts
    185

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •