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    Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    The Roboard RB-100 is a new breed of robotics controller: a fusion of a traditional microcontroller and a full function computer. Think of it as an OS capable microcontroller on steroids, boasting a 32bit x86 CPU running at 1000MHz and 256MB DRAM. The ability to load an operating system of your choice and have direct access to I/O, Comm ports, USB, and networking opens this controller up to a wide range of robotics based applications. Our Roboard Starter Kit comes with just about everything you need to implement this feature rich controller in your next robotics project! All you need to supply is a 1-2gb Micro-SD card to load an OS onto, 6-24v, and a robot!


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    Pretty cool!

    It looks like a great way to get a PC based robot up and running quickly!

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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    great...something else to save up for!!!

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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    when it'll be for sale here?

    I answered my own question but this is an awsome piece of hardware
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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    Correction: This board is actually running at 1000mhz, not 600. Initial sample I was sent was clocked at 600mhz, bios revision bumps it up to a full 1000mhz.

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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    Great... it only took me 7 years to leap into C for microcontrollers, now another seven years to leap into even higher level programming..

    Cool board! any price info?

    /edit: yeah.. that link thingie.. i forgot to click it... must.. sleep..
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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    I was wondering. Can you setup the board using the VGA card then hot swap in the wifi card? Or do you need to turn it off? Once you have switched is cards is it even possible to setup the wifi card when the VGA card isnt in it? Sorry if these are dumb questions. There is probably something obvious I am missing.

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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by sthmck View Post
    I was wondering. Can you setup the board using the VGA card then hot swap in the wifi card? Or do you need to turn it off? Once you have switched is cards is it even possible to setup the wifi card when the VGA card isnt in it? Sorry if these are dumb questions. There is probably something obvious I am missing.
    VGA card is primarily intended to be for setup. You set everything up, then connect to it via remote session over the network. In this case, you could swap out the VGA for a wireless card (We'll be stocking those on the next order)

    This is exactly how my Pico ITX Johnny 5 was setup, and it works great.

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    Re: Introducing the Roboard: The Robot Computer

    That is pretty much how I thought it was done. I found the card they were using at Logic Supply for $27.

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