Thursday, April 19, 2001 12:55 PM
The TINI is a heck of a lot more capable than a
stamp. Plus, you get to develop in Java which
makes things a lot easier because your development
setup is just your desktop machine - Java runs
everywhere. The drawback of using TINI for robotics
applications is that draws a lot of power compared to
other embedded solutions. If you have the power to
spare, go right ahead. But if you need to run everything
off of AA cells, you might want to think twice.
On the other hand, an advantage of the stamp is
that you can do real-time things that would be
impossible on the TINI without external circuitry.