VEHPI-2: Source Hardware



Issue Information

Issue Type: Task
 
Priority: Critical
Status: In Progress

Reported By:
Ben Tasker
Assigned To:
Ben Tasker
Project: VehManPi (VEHPI)
Resolution: Unresolved
Target version: 1.0,
Components: Hardware ,

Created: 2013-11-30 12:14:26
Time Spent Working


Description
Identify the hardware required and source it.


Subtasks

VEHPI-4: Calculate Battery life at max power consumption
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Activity


Have ordered the following (All from Amazon)

|Item|Price|
|Raspberry Pi model B|27.65|
|Raspberry Pi Plexiglass case|4.99|
|2.4Ghz 5dbi Indoor Omni-directional antenna|4.24|
|Transcend 16GB Jetflash 700 USB 3 Drive|8.40|
|Amazon Basics USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Female extension (1m)|3.99|
|Bluenext BN903S GPS Dongle|12.99|
|5V 3.1A Dual USB Car Charger|3.00|
|4 port Self powered Hub|10.20|
||Total||||£75.46||

(Prices exclude P&P)

The Wifi aerial will connect to the Edimax adaptor I have spare. Will install the boot partition onto a 2GB SD card and the main OS onto the USB stick (to avoid SD corruption)

For ~ £33 there is a waterproof GPS dongle (with fly-lead) but felt it was better to try and keep the cost down, will get the more expensive GPS at a later date if needed.

The Car charger is basically two USB ports, so seemed like the most flexible option
The wifi dongle is a


Edimax EW-7711USn
The GPS Unit hasn't arrived so have filed a claim with Amazon and ordered a different module instead


GlobalSat BU-353 WaterProof USB GPS Receiver (SiRF Star III)


Should be £34.01 but ordered one second hand for £14.99
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