Since I’ve solved the issues around the software portion of the system, I decided to get started on the hardware aspect of the project. I can’t really finish the software until I know exactly how the hardware will interact with everything. Most importantly, I need to determine how the chip will interface with the car… Continue reading Bluetooth Developemnt
I was having some problems getting the microcontroller I’m using for bluetooth development to recognize certain characters being sent to it via serial. What was baffling me was the fact that certain keys worked, but other did not. For example, characters such as @, #, $, etc were working fine, but letters were not. I’m… Continue reading ASCII Problem
I had bought a Hauppauge PVR-500 a few months ago with the plan to build a MythTV box. My first attempt at this resulted in a 866MHz PIII with a 10GB hard drive running xubuntu being converted into my first MythTV machine. As you can imagine, the computer was a bit too slow for it… Continue reading MythTV
Earlier this week, my development board with bluetooth chips arrived. The kit is from Comfile and uses their CB280 microcontroller. Their development software is very easy to use and will make developing applications a lot easier than using the Texas Instruments MSP-430 microcontroller that I had to use for one of my classes. You can… Continue reading Development Board
Now that I’m safely at my destination, I can continue where I left off. Recently I’ve been trying to see how long I can extend my battery life on my Thinkpad T30 (aka darkstar, running xubuntu). One of the methods I’ve been trying is not starting x (and thus not starting xfce). Of course there… Continue reading Battery Life
In an airport just doing a test of elinks. Working better than I expected on wordpress, glad to see that they’ve included text only support. I’ve discovered that my battery life is extended when I don’t start X on my laptop. More on this later, they just called my flight.
Back again, and this time it should be for good. Rather than host this off of my own server, I have moved things to hosting at 1and1.com. This should fix most of my problems, and for the price, outside hosting was a good deal. My internet connection is still pretty sketchy, and Time Warner has… Continue reading Back again