Saturday, March 14, 2009
In looking at the images on the blog so far I realized there is nothing to reference the size of the Overo Earth to. Yes, I can give a description but a picture is truely worth a thousand words -especially in this case!
In the image to the right the battery is a standard double-A 1.5-Volt Duracell Alkaline Battery (not a plug for the brand).
Three of these batteries will run the computer for about six hours or so - or you can use Ni-Cad rechargable batteries ( four will give you 4.8 VDC to run the system for about 3 - 6 hours, depending on the current rating of the Ni-Cad batteries). I have run the system for about four hours on 2250-ma Ni-Cad batteries.
Note: In the image there is an Integrated Circuit on the left side with two miniature R.F. connectors to the left of the IC. On the current production runs this IC is not installed - it is a 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless IC but has not received F.C.C. approval yet so is not installed.
(Hope they get it approved soon then WiFi and Bluetooth will be integrated!).
More to follow...
Posted by Gary N McKinney at 9:44 AM