This is for Sid,·Mike Green,Andy,Chris or any Parallax Forum Moderator:
I'm retired and for the last 6 or 7 years have been working on a large android type household servant robot.· I am only using Parallax micrcontrollers because I love the product and support.· As it stands now for the robot to do what I want it to do it's necessary for me to use one BS2P40, a BS2p piggybacked with a PWMPAL that is·piggybacked to another BS2(thanks Sid)·and a BS1 that runs "bells & whistles" stuff.
Some of these are necessary because they run in the backround, i.e. wheel encoders,IR and Sonar sensors·that report when requested; and the BS1 that runs stupid cutesy servo and light displays when commanded.· The others are necessary because I've set up all of my motor drivers, and of course servos, to run with RC Pulse commands that require WORD variables and I always run out of variable space.· In addition the 12 stepper motors in the two arms need a separate BS2 because I need WORD variables to keep track of each of their positions and to run an industrial "coordinated motion" algorithm.
My question:· Do I junk the design and get a Propeller or just hook up an on board laptop or what?
I'm a pretty good PBastic programmer, although I'm constantly learning·but I 'm not sure·if I want (or have time(acturary tables being what they are) to learn a new language for the Propeller. Right now I'm in the process of designing the power supply(I understand that the Propeller takes 3.3V) and the main CPU board so I've got to make some decision one way or another soon.
Thanx for your input & HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!