Category Archives: Linux

Universal programmer dusted off

Lately, I have increased my microprocessor/gadget activity after a hiatus/slow down. A project that I have been (slowly) working on was developed and debugged on an Arduino NANO but the final target is a surface mounted SOIC ATtiny85-20SUR operating at 3-Volts. … Continue reading

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Dubious eBay SD Cards – Caveat Emptor

Over the years, I have purchased a number of SD cards through eBay – often shipped directly from China. Today I was reading the setup instructions for a recent acquisition – a PINE-64 board. Pine-64 was adamant that the micro-SD … Continue reading

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Revisiting+ WLX-652 e/w SnakeOS

NOTE: This was originally a May, 2015 post but I just revised it today, June 26, 2016. Back in 2012 I wrote about the SnakeOS flashed WLX-652 device ( See Original Post ). As I said then, I actually purchased … Continue reading

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EASYCAP analog to digital Video Encoder for Linux

A couple of days ago while attending a meeting of the Western North Carolina Linux Users Group (WNCLUG) someone asked if anyone knew how to get an EASYCAP analog to digital Video Encoder fob working on Linux. I’ve posted a photo … Continue reading

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Amazing Little $9 Computer

Yesterday, the postman delivered my $9 CHIP computer that I ordered in June, 2015 as a KickStarter pledge. It cost $9 for the CHIP Computer plus $5 in shipping. My pledge read: $9 PLEDGE LEVEL C.H.I.P. Get learning and making on … Continue reading

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A refresh of my revisit of the WLX-652

My IP-Camera image gallery solution described in my PREVIOUS POST was working well for browsers other than Firefox. Firefox doesn’t handle cache like other browsers. The retrieved images were cached and even a page refresh would not retrieve a new … Continue reading

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Current State of QU-BD One-Up 3D Printer project

UPDATE: The current state of my QU-BD One-Up 3D Printer project is that the printer is finished but I am having problems with the preferred host software, Repetier. After assembly there was a significant gantry sag. The One-Up gantry is … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Web Publishing of Arduino/ARM Sourced Data – home automation webserver

I started out working on a WiFi client to use with the the setup of the Ethernet Module Post. However, the idea has morphed into something else – a method for inexpensive web hosting of Arduino or ARM system data … Continue reading

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ARM Development

I have been wanting to get into ARM development so that I could run Linux or, more likely, Nuttx on a future DIY PCB board.  Given how little I knew about developing on ARM I needed an inexpensive board and … Continue reading

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Arduino Teaches Old Coder New Tricks

In September, 2012, my article of this title was published by Linux Journal magazine. A blog version of the article is below. Background The first significant electronic circuit that I designed and implemented was in 1973 and consisted of several … Continue reading

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