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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    The XMOS does multithreading and multicore. But it is entirely inappropriate for this application. It has lots of pins, but no ADC or I2C or serial or anything else. It needs an engineer to make it do what it wants to do. Sometimes it makes my brain hurt. It's not a toy... Incredibly powerful mind you - but not a toy...

    I'm thinking that you may just not know the right questions to ask. What are you trying to accomplish, specifically?
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    It give 4 serial ports instead of two, 56 digital in/out, 16 of witch can be used as pmw, and 16 analog inputs.
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    Well heck, if you just go with a large FPGA, you could get say 32 serial ports, 128 digital I/O, all of which can be PWM, and then hang a bunch of 10 bit DtoA's off the remaining pins, say another 72 analog inputs.
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    Is that what you would recommend? It looks slightly more complicated than I would need. The controller I mentioned is also cheaper.
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    With infinite power comes infinite programming responsibility. The take-away point here: the more advanced the controller the more programming expertise required. When you can make an FPGA sing, you'll be one of the top handful of programmers here. When you can make it sound angelic, you'll be one of the top programmers on the planet...
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    . I wish I was that good at programing, maybe I'll work on that some time. Dose anyone know if you can combine the Xbee shield and the motor shield on one board?
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    which motor shield and which xbee shield? As long as they have through-pins, yes. I'm running an xbee shield, motor shield, and custom terminal block header shield on a genuine Arduino.

    Of course, the arbotiX has a motor controller, an xbee interface, and an extra serial port all on one board, as well as more pins for analog input, and more memory... So my Arduino's aren't getting any love these days.
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    I'm a big fan of the Parallax propeller. It's like an empty slate when it comes to hardware interfacing. [Big BUT]... knowing a few bytes of assembler and SPIN (a propriety language for the prop) is handy. 8 parallel 20 MIPs COGs (micros) let you do some cool stuff I have a rig that controls an AX-12 network, receive commands from another serial port, while displaying sensor (and ax-12 data) on a TV, LCD, or monitor through other port(s).

    Like Adrenalynn mentioned "With infinite power comes infinite programming responsibility."

    My only complaint with the prop is the 7-22 cycle hub (shared) memory read. Others might say the propriety language. [Exhale] programming languages are like the soup de jour. I fancy split C.
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
    I fancy split C.
    #ifndef vegetarian
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    Sorry - needed to add some portability to that statement.
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    Re: Using the Serializer with Xbee WiFi

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