After selecting a Propeller board to use for a new project, I realized how overwhelming it can be for a first-time or experienced user to select a Propeller board out of the many varieties available. To simplify the selection process, I created a guide on selecting a Propeller board to use as an experiment controller. When using the Propeller for research, we are generally interested in 5 features:
- The Propeller chip
- A way to power the Propeller
- A way to program the Propeller
- A way to connect the Propeller to devices
- A μSD card socket for saving data
Although every project has slightly different requirements, these basic points are useful to consider. Click here to read my discussion of several Propeller boards in terms of these requirements and ease of use.