For many years, the Palm OS was the defacto RTOS used in hand-held devices, primarily the Palm handheld PDAs. However, Palm has lost a large amount of market share in recent years, and has lost dominance in the PDA market. However, many Palm devices still exist in this world, and an intrepid engineer can still find and use an old palm device as the primary microcontroller for other projects. This page will discuss Palm OS, and—to a lesser extent—Palm PDAs.
- PalmOS Guide
- "A Waba-Powered Palm Pilot Robot" by James Caple 2001 discusses how to make your Java application run on a Palm Pilot and control a robot.
- RoboPilot allows you to use the serial port on your Palm Pilot (Palm Pro or later model) to control a robot that uses the Lynxmotion Inc, Serial Servo Controller (SSC)
- The Palm Pilot Robot Kit (PPRK)
- Robot ASCII Serial Command Interpreter (RASCI)