wiki:GeneratorPlatform

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Some thoughts about which platform should be used for the Generator component.

Generator Platform

This page is about the specifics of the platform chosen for the Generator component. Here are some goals/requirements of the Generator platform.

  • Inexpensive
  • Small
  • Can be powered by USB
  • Easy to obtain
  • Easy to program

I'm inclined to use an MSP430 based platform if only because I have other reasons to become familiar with the MSP430 microcontroller. For example the eZ430-F2013 might provide sufficient functionality.

Other possibilities to consider: Arduino or maybe some ARM based processor evaluation board.