As you know my Spider is dead.
Today my boss ask me and suspect the Stability and robustness for FEZ and Gadgeteer in our meeting.
Because our product and project are under harsh environment.
The Stability and robustness is very important.
Before decide the solution.
I have some questions,
- The temperature Tolerance. The spider will be placed outside in a case box. The spider will connect USB
Client DP Module, GPS, XBEE, GPRS, Touch screen, Ethernet in the same time. In our country the low temp is
seldom lower than 0。C, but the high temp may reach 80 。C under sun irradiate.
So do we need a fan in the box? Any suggestion?
- Extend to above, how to choose the battery for spider and all modules. How to estimate the power consumption
for all? Does the NETMF can monitoring the battery?
- A FEZ panda2 or FAZ mini with Xbee will be placed under ground in a river. It will face high humidity , high
vibration impact. It is hard to replace the device. We expect
it can live for maybe 3 years, then we drop it and we put a new one. Does FEZ mini or panda2 can fit my purpose?
Another is about the Warranty. Does GHI provides the Warranty? We are in Taiwan, GHI don’t have distributor in Taiwan. Its maybe a problem in the future, If the component is broken, we need sendback to US, maybe the shipping cost is higher than buying a new one.
Because after two weeks I will report to our team about the hardware selection. I will review and compare all .NETMF hardware company. When does GHI’s new FEZ will be announced? I prefer to choose GHI’s product because the good support, active forum, code contribution. But maybe my boss has another consideration, so I need to provides as more as informations.
Our project is very interesting and challenging. It will solve a real engineering problem.
If it success,I will share to you.