Hi, my name is Kevin. I've been working on an autonomous quadcopter for the past 10 months, and now I have decided to implement SLAM into it.
Until recently, I have been using a Teensy 3.1 for all processing. I realize that I do not have enough power for data collection and processing all while fly a quadcopter.
I bought a RPLiDAR, which spits out data at 2000 samples per second.
My question is whether the Intel Edison would be an ideal processing platform for my project.
Could I use the 100mhz microcontroller for data collection and the dual core processor for processing?
Could I use the built in WiFi for communication with my laptop?
Can I do multiple tasks simultaneously? ie data collection and processing.
Thanks in advance.
Your project sounds great. About your questions:
And, using the built-in WiFi you can use a ssh communication between your laptop and board.
Take a look at the Edison's documents for more information related:
Also, take a look at this, I think it's not released yet but I think it could be interesting for you.