Quote from AmyS3 on August 2, 2011, 08:17
well you can get cheap realtek wifi dongles for around 4-5 € in germany.. which equals ~4.5 £..
also you can get those in the uk for 7-8 £.. same model o_0
and they work with linux..
no idea how much this is in $ since im a german living in the uk ^^
Heh... All you've done is pretty much quoted the same prices I did earlier in the thread- just in Euros and Pounds.
Telling us $2-4 is just...heh...a bunch of bunk without proof- and it doesn't even get to support, needing to add a hub (There's another chip... Seriously, guys...don't think that you need JUST the WiFi dongle there... When I say $20-ish to the cost, this is a CTO of a company that's been where Raspberry Pi's standing right now talking about this...), and so forth.
i would use the pi for robotic applications.. especially for autonomus robots since the pi got quite some cpu power to let a c++(or else) programm do loads of calculations, sensors, video processing, motor/servo driving and other stuff in a more easy and quicker way than building a controller board on your own and programm a/the microcontroller/s with nasty dev tools..
just code a programm in your preferred language and let it run .. simples
the pi board literaly calls to be used in a/my "uav"
Heh... It calls to be in a lot of applications... It's a possible game-changer much like the Arduino is (and could be a device to issue the control inputs to one...).