Raspberry Pi

Discuss caving lights, packs, helmets, clothing, etc.
For rope and vertical equipment, go to the On Rope! forum.
Cave electronics enthusiasts can also visit the Communications and Electronics Section forum.

Moderator: Moderators

Raspberry Pi

Postby DanJerome » Jul 17, 2016 1:11 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew of anyone who was using the Raspberry Pi for cave diving applications. More specifically I was wondering if anyone had tried using it for a mapping or rebreather application. I've created a couple rebreathers in the past. I was thinking of making a new one and using the Raspberry Pi as a controller module or to use it for simulation purposes.

Daniel Jerome
Palm Harbor, Florida
New Poster
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 17, 2016 12:35 pm

Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby caver.adam » Jul 18, 2016 7:21 pm

I'm curious, is there a reason you've selected Raspi specifically? Are there any benefits to using this platform over a different platform. There are some upsides to a Raspi, but there are also some downsides. Boot time is fairly long for one of these devices. Also, they are more difficult to put into a power saving sleep mode. Additionally, they take a lot of power to operate. STM32 and ATmega chips are slower and won't run a full computer, but they have better battery life, sleep mode, price, and boot time.

So I'd love to hear more about how much power you need for your project.
User avatar
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
Posts: 345
Joined: Feb 8, 2012 12:26 pm
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Louisville Grotto

Return to Equipment Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users