Notes for February 23

This class covered the proposed platforms for long-term projects and the expectation of the projects. All projects are to cover "networking" in some manner; "The Future is Networking!"

1. Available Platforms

Three platforms were discussed as being available. Each instance of the products has a cost of around $50.

1.1. eZ430-RF2500

If the eZ430-CHRONOS watches become available, these could be replaced.

1.2. Sentilla JCreate

1.3. Zipit2

2. Other Platforms

2.1. WL500gpv2

Benefit:

Detriments:

2.2. NSLUG2

Detriments:

2.3. Arduino

Benefits:

Detriments:

2.4. WASP mote

Benfits:

Detriments:

2.5. WASP AVR

Benefit:

Detriment:

2.6. eZ430-CHRONOS

Benefit:

Detriment:

2.7. Bug Labs

Detriment:

2.8. Phidget

Detriment:

2.9. Peek

2.10. OpenTom

3. A Suggested Project Idea

This was primarily directed towards the Zipit2 Group. Build a navigation device that used the existence of known wireless networks to guess at the position of the user. This would require several parts which could be broken down and distributed:

 iwlist scan 

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