I'm Kasper from Belgium and discovered openwrt yesterday while browsing the internet for collecting info for my next hobby project. I immediately ordered a TP-LINK TL-WR703N from ebay to enter the wonderful world of openwrt. Mainly I'm a web developer (php,sql,ajax,jquery and so on...) and started doing some arduino stuff since last year. While the arduino is also a wonderful piece of technology it has its limits. it does not have enough processing capabilities for my next project. I think openwrt can help me doing what I want. However I face a problem... I'm not into linux (yet :-).
basically I want to connect an arduino to the USB port from my TL-WR703N together with a webcam for streaming video (using an USB hub). I understand I can use the openwrt/linux command line to send/receive serial data to/from the arduino. It would be great to bypass the terminal with a web interface hosted on the TL-WR703N. In the past I placed my web interfaces on the arduino but it lacks processing power and memory to handle streaming webcam video. That's why I'm here ;-)
1) does the USB from the TL-WR703N has enough bandwidth for streaming video and controlling an arduino over serial?
2) Is the 4mb flash memory from the TL-WR703N enough to install lighttpd so I can use php serial class to communicate with the arduino through a web interface? Is php the best technology to do the trick or is there something better to bypass the terminal?
Any info and suggestions are welcome.