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Possible tethered controller

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:26 pm
by Greg Nuspel
I was looking at http://www.microarmsystems.com/2157/144201.html as a possible tethered controller. Now that there is a Linux version I was wondering if it would run on this unit. This would make a totally self-contained unit. I was also thinking that it maybe possible to activate it with a wireless device where no communication other than start/stop would be required, this could be ZigBee, infrared, bluetooth, etc. Nice thing is this unit could have other applications installed such as depth of field calculator, gps logging, etc.

The unit has the following software:
Linux development tools and kernel source code package
- arm-linux-gcc-3.3.2 used for compiling Qtopia
- arm-linux-gcc-3.4.1 used for compiling kernel
- arm-linux-gcc-2.95.3 used for compiling vivi
- mkyaffsimage yaffs filesystem image maker
- linux-2.6.13 kernel images and source code for MINI2440

So my question is; can a version be compiled to run on this unit?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:18 pm
by fma38
You mean 'can *Papywizard* be compiled...'? I don't know if there is enough space to compile/run python + PyQt. I don't even know if there is a PyQt port for Qtopia... I will ask.

But I think you can compile gphoto2, for exemple, and write a simple GUI in C++ with Qtopia. But I've no knowledge for such dev. Try to find an active forum with Mini2440 board gurus, and see what they do with it.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:17 pm
by fma38
A usefull link with usefull links at the bottom:

http://linuxsoftware.co.nz/wiki/Mini2440

Angstrom distro could be a nice solution:

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org

gphoto2 is packaged, pyqt too!

I suggest you dig this way, to see if it can be installed on Mini2440:

http://code.google.com/p/mini2440/downloads/list

It (partially) runs on N800:

http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromAndN800

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:01 pm
by Greg Nuspel
OK I'm going to see what I can do with one of these.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:50 pm
by jeongyun
What would be advantages of these development boards over a used linux handheld devices, for example Nikia N800?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:20 pm
by Greg Nuspel
Everything in one package, nothing to be forgotten at home. Not like I've done that in the last week ;)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:34 am
by regnirps
Hi Greg. That three compiler junk is over a year old. Check www.andahammer.com or friendlyarm.net. Microarmsystems is some school chum of the guy who manufactures the boards in China and he lets him sell a few, but support is nill.

You can download all new Qtopia type SW or the preferred Angstrom with Qt/E.

Cheers.

Charlie Regnirps