Linux as OS for devices ?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by CogitoErgoSum, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum New Member

    N00b question !

    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 ?
  2. id10t

    id10t Member

    Sure can. Linux is in all sorts of embedded environments. You may want to google for "real time OS" and "embedded linux"
  3. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

  4. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum New Member

    Thank you !
  5. btomasik

    btomasik New Member

    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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