I plan on making a robot that uses 5 - 7 sensors,
there will be one Parallax Ping ultrasonic sensor, 4 sharp
IR rangefinders and probably 2 more infrared sensors
for table edge detection and/or line following.
While I have no doubt that there are enough pins on the Uno
to handle all of these, I'm worried about the memory,
Should i buy a second uno/duemilanove(first one is doing some stuff in garage, don't ask:
) or buy a FEZ panda
sadly my budget is only around 30-35$ so I cannot use the Mega
I plan on the robot creating a 2D map and navigating according to
that.I plan on using 2DC motrs with pwm speed control, so there's
4 pwm pins gone there and probably 2 more for servos, so since both
have 6 pwm outputs , all 6 will be used.
This is still in the preliminary planning stage and the first
program will probably just implement basic obstacle detection
and from there I plan on expanding it to include mapping capabilities.
Are there any issues with the FEZ panda, I have some coding expereince in c++ and moving to c# will not be too difficult for me,
Even though it runs at 72 Mhz,its also native code,
does this mean its slower than the 16 Mhz arduino in most tasks?,
and what effect does this have on ram??
So, please tell me if this is within the capabilities of an arduino
because if it is, I wont even consider anything else due to the huge
libraries and support community 8-)
So which one FEZ Panda or arduino?