Friday, October 30, 2009

sun SPOT

I was talking to Felicia last night and she said that she is doing her final year project using sun SPOT. I think a lot of people don't know what sun SPOT is so I am gonna introduce you to it. The best thing is you can use Java with sun SPOT. I wonder does the college have the allocation to buy this device.

From the sun SPOT website.

Sun SPOTs (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) are small, wireless, battery-powered devices developed at Sun Labs to explore the next frontier of network computing. These devices can be used in a wide range of applications including robotics, environmental monitoring, asset tracking, proactive health care and many others. Sun SPOTs are powered by a specially designed small-footprint Java virtual machine, called Squawk, that can host multiple applications concurrently, and requires no underlying operating system. Stackable boards include application-specific sensors and actuators such as accelerometers, light detectors, temperature sensors, LEDs, push buttons and general I/O pins. The devices can be duty cycled to run for months on a single charge of their rechargeable battery.

In human language - Its using Java to work with embedded devices. Currently we are using "difficult language" like C or PIC..

The kit is $299.

Wonder can I buy the device here in Malaysia???

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