The Objective - When your Bot has outgrown your Arduino, it wants to talk, an urge to communicate and Network. A larger brain over the smaller control system is the need. Then a Networked Drove of Bots ! is possible.
Please pay attention to an earnest plea from a person who has pulled
cards and ram from xt-at 286-386 days. Some people are innovating, at
least follow those lines. Help make Desktop Computing Obsolete.
and Convertibles that means Tablets that transform into Laptops and
Desktops. Then the Abominable Laptop Hinge or Lid failure will not
Tablets, Nettops, Netbooks and Notebooks are the future. Low power consumption, wireless, light, modular, low voltage.
you are still fanatic about Desktop Computers, here are the ways you
can move in the right direction, from legacy to Futuristic !
Make the internals of a Desktop computer, Dust Free. 50 Microns particle, not any larger.
Make the Desktop Computer SMPS and design Earth Free, Two Wire Only, No Y caps.
Let it work on a 12-24 V DC Bus/Grid Standard, With External Connectors. Adapter Outside.
No Fan should be used, No moving or Rotating parts inside, No Wires, good connectors.
Modular Plugin, Stackable System to be used for External CDROM/DVD and HDD Drives.
Flash Integration Internal for main OS Firmware and External Flash like HDD Stackable.
DVD, HDD, Flash Expansion on USB Removable or SATA Stackable like Building Blocks.
For a Whooping One Grand, People deserve a Backplane Plugin Architecture in the Desktop.
Box, LCD/LED Monitor, HDD, Wi-Fi must not consume more than a Maximum of 50 Watts.
All Internal and External Modules and Devices should go to quiescent state, non-obtrusively.
More to come, as i try to fix and break some more ...
A software and External Hardware, Interfacing on LAN or USB or even
WiGig when it comes. The hardware contains HDD/Flash, RAM and RAW
Processing power. This is not like Hyper Threading or multi-core cpu,
but addresses same issue.
Software sees resources load on PC and when it feels RAM, CPU or HDD is
getting stressed; it moves some work to the external box which is on
standby consuming low power. Like playing music is lesser priority then
say checking email.
The Software Resource manager moves the Music Player
and dependencies open in RAM to the Resource outside via USB and makes a
Glitch-less switch. This can be remembered as a setting and used
whenever the external resource is plugged in. Like RAID but for
Home/Small Office users to use redundant capacities. Hardware scales
up/down with needs and does not hog electrical power.
lot of Processing Power and other resources go waste, consuming
valuable energy in the present desktops. How faster things can be if all
peripherals were on TCP/IP and Wireless (optical). This way an external
resource box can directly play the speakers or print too without taking
Main CPU time.
Wish we could Stop making Desktop Computers that are Energy Guzzlers
by 2020. The Laptop/Notebook Electronics Design Architecture could be
Ported to the Desktop Computer Physical Framework.
makes Battery Operated Lean Desktops that can always be on Float
Charge. Temporary mobility and convertibles are also possible. Power
A flexi ferrite table cover to wireless
charge mouse, printer and keyboard batteries. An additional Lan with
Wi-fi to network with all the Peripherals. This gets rid of the Cable
Clutter and Device Drivers for Peripherals.
USB has not still been adopted as a standard for peripheral interface.
(not to be confused with Wi-Fi USB sticks). BlueTooth is good but does
not completely address Easy Peripheral Interface in terms of usability
etc. This may help the Desktop Comp.
Nettops use less
power and are the Desktops of Tomorrow, with cloud computing and
wireless storage these are the essential devices to go to Green
Computing and the Client-Server Architecture with the Cloud in mind. We
need both Intranet-Cloud and Internet-Cloud.
should have Two Wi-Fi. One for Device Networking and the other is for
Web and Networking. Device Networking means adding Smart Peripherals
without Drivers. Example Wi-Fi External HDD and Wi-Fi Printer.
on off Power can Damage Hardisk. Transport of PC over rumbling Terrain,
PC or Notebook drop on Hard Surface, Impulsive Jerks of Table on which
Desktop Comp is placed; can mean, that your data and device is a goner.
Maybe Desktops should use the more mobile Notebook Drives or external
portable drives (technology), as these consume less power and are more
Windows and Ventilators can have a Dust Frame or Solid Curtain. This can be fixed to windows like the Venetian Blinds but have to be leak proof on on the four sides. Mainly for Tropical and Equatorial Climates or Dusty areas near Roads etc.
Theory Points of Study
Layer-1 - Blocks most reptiles and Insects. Mosquitos to Fruit Flies. Aperture of Grid 1 sq mm. Material Aluminum.
Layer-2 - Another Layer similar to above, but facing the Outside Garden/Road. Aluminum Mesh 5 sq mm holes, resist Big Rats and others. It is thick and strong. Prevent Small Animals, Birds too.
The layers are as large as windows and are separated by 5-10mm by 12 nylon spacers. These may have small pins fixed in the gap in many places for "Action of Points" .
Layer-1 is anode, Layer-2 is cathode. Very High Voltage of Very Low Current, ionize air and coagulate dust, smells, pollen and other floating colloids. The plates when touched by Humans cannot cause any harm. Current less that 100 microamps. This ionizer powered by an isolated 24V adapter, draws very low power so it can be kept on all the times
Gaurd Layers -
Finger Gaurd layers on either side made of a decorative design with apertures smaller than fingers made of Environment Resistant Plastic or Epoxy. The layers are as large as the windows and can be the aesthetic part.
Solar Air Cleaner and Humidifier ACH Option
This is a Solar energy based Air Cleaner and Humidifier that covers 1/4 of the window like a Box-Slab at the Top of Window. It is optional and an addon internal module to the DustFrame.
The Solar Panel is as wide as window and fitted on top of windows at an angle outside. The length can be around 6 inches or less. The ACH fitted inside is 1/4th or less the height of window. The rest of window 3/4 is open for fresh air but the air is cleaned by ionizer frame like in explanation above.
The 1/4 ACH is a Box 6 inches deep on the inside, it is sealed but with a place to pour or guide water thru a mini water pipe, like the tubes used in Intravenous Systems used in hospitals.
The water collects at bottom of the box and drawn upward by a capillary action by an array of cotton wicks in matrix formation. The wicks grow from the floor of box to top.
Tiny row of low power fans powered by solar and rechargeable battery, draw air thru the ionizer layer and blows on the wicks array. The air exiting from this box is cool, clean and recharged with some humidity. it could also be one fan with long vertical geared turbine barrel plastic fin too, this sucks the air and blows on the wet wicks.
This system reduces dust, toxic colloids and allergy causants. It also prevents mosquito, flies, rodents and other small pests. It recharges the air with some humidity that keeps the room healthy and fresh. It consumes very low power and can be run on solar energy. The wet wicks also add a bit of cooling if the air is too warm.