[aprssig] PIC : Store GPS on SD or USB or CF

Sander Pool sander_pool at pobox.com
Sun Mar 18 12:48:56 CDT 2012

I like the arduino (I used it to build a focuser controller for my 
telescope) but for storage to USB sticks or SD cards I'd consider 
hopping on the raspberry pi bandwagon or a comparable embedded linux 
'box'. Just being able to plug the thing into your monitor or TV and 
attach a keyboard is pure development gold. In addition the arduino is 
downright expensive compared to the pi.


On 3/18/2012 1:38 PM, david vanhorn wrote:
> I never thought I'd be saying this, but maybe try an Arduino instead 
> of the pic?  :)
> I have 15+ years in bare metal ASM design on the AVR (the basis of the 
> Arduino), but I was able to go from opening the box to an embedded web 
> server reading and writing an SD card in about half an hour with the 
> Arduino.
> Is it the most efficient thing, hell no.  But it excels at "I want to 
> make one of these, quick.".
> If I had to write Ethernet and SD from scratch, or even use some of 
> the existing non-arduino AVR libraries, I'd be many hours getting that 
> up and running.
> If I'm not actively working on it, you can check out my little Arduino 
> server at http:\\   Very much a WIP, but for what it's 
> worth, it's there.   I know there are APRS applications already in 
> place as well. 

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