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  • for oilpan stm multipilot

    multipilot 32

  • I don't think that computer can handle  angles regulation on multi rotor, because we need a real time based operating system, (like uClinux). But for high image processing,I think it could be completely OK !

  • would this be a task for a 32-bit ARM processor, or would something better be required?

  • While not in the same league as the fit-pc in terms of processing power, the eBox 3350mx might be an option depending on your processing power requirements:

    Another option might be buying a used Sony Vaio P:

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    @Ed, thanks. Is this the one you used?

  • in general pc based platforms miss industrial ports like spi and i2c.

    all arm platforms will have these ports and much more. but not more cpu power.


    @ed: really nice blimp

  • I worked in a team of 4 last year to build and fly an autonomous blimp to do 3D reconstruction of the terrain using computer vision (a single camera + IMU).


    We used a PC104 board featuring a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo chip. Camera was firewire. Everything written to an SSD. The CPU was pegged but then 3D reconstruction is a harder problem than a lot of other cvis. Anyway, we were pleased with the performance of the PC104 boards. We put Arch Linux on it, which is a particularly delicious flavour I think. Raspberry Pi is certainly not 'plenty' of processing power assuming modern cvis algorithms and decent resolution and frame-rates. But it might be enough for the app.


    Video of it just because we all like videos of flying hardware:


  • raspberry pi is the way to go, $25 bucks and plenty of processing power

  • indeed E-350 chip has lots of procesing power, you can check out a few Asus motherboards here :

    and 8 motherboards with E-350 comparison test at this link,2958.html

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