View Full Version : Propeller Penguin?
04-28-2008, 10:17 AM
I love the Penguin, but have moved to the Propeller and really don't want to be developing for two processors right now.· So, I have two questions:
1. Parallax: Any plans for a Propeller-based Penguin?
2. Everybody else:· Has anyone converted a Penguin to use the Propeller?
04-28-2008, 10:41 AM
A) The Bird : Umm, doesn't make sense
B) Linux : The propeller can't run linux
C) Tools : The propeller doesn't have linux tools
D) PS3 : I didn't follow this lead, but I suspect that the propeller is a different kind of beast
E) Robot : Like a variation on a boe-bot??
F) None of the above.
04-28-2008, 10:57 AM
The answer is E.
04-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Wow that thing is built like a brick out house!
It would seem to me you could create a protpboard backpack for it quite easily or a cut down one at least.
04-29-2008, 07:22 AM
To my knowledge we have no plans for creating a Propeller version, though Ken lamented late in the dev cycle that he should have used a Propeller. There were so many issues in the manufacturing process in getting the current version to work, the bar is pretty high for any revision to occur.
Paul Baker (mailto:email@example.com)
Propeller Applications Engineer
Parallax, Inc. (http://www.parallax.com)
05-01-2008, 02:09 AM
Shame the Penguin doesn't use a socketed BS2; then you could have put a Spin Stamp on it.
05-02-2008, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the info, Paul.