Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fetch the Weather with the Make Controller

Fetch the Weather with the Make Controller
This easy starter project displays your local forecast
Brian Jepson | Make Vol. 11- 2007 | Pdf | 3 pgs | 1 mb
In the expanding universe of microcontroller boards,
the MAKE Controller Kit fills the space between
the easy, cheap Arduino and the more complex,
powerful Gumstix devices.The low-powerArduino
runs 8-bit machine code and can only do one thing
at a time. The Linux-based Gumstix can do what a
Linux-powered PC can do.

The MAKE Controller has the advantages of both,
thanks to its FreeRTOS operating system; it can
run multiple tasks simultaneously but also lets you
allocate processor time more explicitly than you
could under Linux. Because you need to know C, it's
a little more complicated to program than Arduino,
but still easier to use than the Linux-based Gumstix.

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