How exciting… next steps!

Okay so taking inventory….

  • OpenSlug with a working USB camera that supports upto 640×480. (though I will likely only ever use 320×240 for my robot application)
  • Wireless link to OpenSlug using an ASUS WL-330
  • Samba and SSH configured and running on both Fedora and OpenSlug
  • K8055 USB interface board that supports 5 digital inputs, 2 analog inputs and 8 digital outputs.
  • K8055 software cross compiling on a Fedora 6 laptop
  • remote control car chassis with control board (w/motor relays) I’m still not convinced that I will use this as I have not been able to locate it’s battery charger.
  • a blog/web site to record my progress, and of course an understanding wife! 😉
Ah.. things appear to be coming together quite nicely. So now I guess the real fun begins.
  1. Need to experiment with controlling motors
  2. Need to update K8055 software to control outputs based on inputs
  3. Need to write some image manipulation software
  4. Need to write some network communication code
So far progress has been great..
Car chassis from an old remote control car
Car chassis from an old remote control car

 

K8055 interface board with laptop in background
K8055 interface board with laptop in background

 

My NSLU2
My NSLU2

 

RoboCam - I might use this instead of the Orbitalso shown is a LinkSys Wireless G camera that I've been playing with
RoboCam – I might use this instead of the Orbitalso shown is a LinkSys Wireless G camera
that I’ve been playing with