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Old 22nd November 2009, 06:40
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Consider a petrol pump where petrol is issued (output) based on liters required (input). Can such a device be controlled by Linux ? How does one go about designing software for such devices ?
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Old 25th November 2009, 14:18
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Sure can. Linux is in all sorts of embedded environments. You may want to google for "real time OS" and "embedded linux"
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Old 27th November 2009, 13:45
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_devices
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Thank you !
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Check out uCLinux and what it's used for. But in reality, something that particularly simple could be done with a simple logic circuit

EDIT: With the addition of the proper sensing array !
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