I come as newbie not for just to this forum but in general to embedded systems work etc.
I will learnt to trim my posts, and if this to much/confusing then just let me know. I am new to
alot of this (the forum interaction, but much more so the tech).
The last and about only time I wrote code was ~30 yrs ago, but in the last few months I have had to dive , which has finally pushed me into the digital domain (it always scared me too much detail), but now I like it
So please tolerate
the lack of knowledge and syntax, and despite that I going to ask as a rather large question and only am asking for feedback and guidance to point me in the right direction
(more details later).
I will ask the broad question in brief if you have feedback then I'll ask more and fee free to dump (criticism welcome). I am now in the middle of the my first big chunk of the embedded system, just starting to use RS232 to integrated signals (later I think I want to go CAN BUS). But when the embedded part is going good, and I want to keep the embedded modules pretty much standalone and really report only. I need a very reliable device following simple algorithms (critical ones at the embedded level which so far is good), BUT I do know I want high level tools (for example I want to integrate skype into my system (meaning it sitting on top of something, preferably Linux (as one or a few of you already said, and I prefer from philosophical point of view, and there is the big BUTT (I actually loved my 15 year old WinCE (ver 3.0) if I remember right.
*battery lasted for ~10 hours of use, and ~1 week in the closet
*I never had it crash (amazing huh?)
*had all the familiarity (could run all the 3 party apps I want (simply skype, videos (training), excell for data loggin (going through LabView) now.
* I think it was just so damn simple and limited that they actually kept their goals within the possibility space. And this is just what I need in my system (KISS, but still 24/7 uptime, data logging, alarmes etc.
My friend just yesterday told me about Raspberry PI, (I looked into Blackfinn (even Gameduino) and now I'm using 4D Displays so I am getting my toes wet and just barely understand what it means that Win CE was ARM-MIDI based, and while I think I maybe like to go with the Win CE, it also sounds like whatever thing of Value MS has they soon enough bury it and then try to create control minds by sheer weight of tedious detail in the own proprietary packages. ( all pissy attitude aside, I am very quickly learning that this embedded systems work is heavy duty. you guys are heros, making more difference that you probably thing). If you can help with some guidance (as I am getting close to some crossroads of architecture planning) and wisdom from any who got the time, lay it on me
I am doing an embedded system (focusing with Ardunio because the community so nice and it help some one like me to get into to the game (yeas I know a little bit of knowledge is a scary thing).
Thanks if you made it through,