* your mileage may vary

Sunday, 13 November 2016

ESP8266 with Sainsmart 7-Segment Serial Display

Combined ESP8266 with Sainsmart 7-Segment Serial Display.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Pi Radio - New Version Under Jessie

New Version of Pi-Radio running under Jessie.  Removed Pygame, some buttons, button size is larger and I rotated the screen 180 for better placement.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Beaglebone Black (BBB) with tft_320qvt Touchscreen Parallel Bus

Steps to Wire and Configure the TFT_320QVT touch screen using the BBB parallel bus.  There are lots of examples for the SPI bus, but I thought it could be interesting to try the parallel bus. 
For the touchscreen, I had trouble to load the DT overlay via the command line but was able to get it to work via uEnv.txt.  I don' know why it is like this, but I've raised the question here:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard/gOynYr8fgns

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Arduino Uno with Sainsmart 32 (TFT_QVT)

Basic Hello World with 320x240 TFT on Arduino Uno - used as basis to test for my BBB.  Full credit to http://www.craigandheather.net/docs/ContemplatorArticle.pdf

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Jessie, Pygame and TFT touch screens (Raspberry Pi) and Calibration

It has been raining a lot so I tried to update my Pi-radio project.  It doesn't work and I'd been better off standing outside in the rain.  The calibration is way-off and the touch screen is unusable at best.  I suspect a lot of people will be in this situation.

Jessie, SystemD, Debian auto login to Console (Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black)

Steps to allow auto login under Jessie/Debian

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Beaglebone Black (BBB) UART2 with ESP8266

Setting up the BBB with the ESP8266 using the UART2 of the BBB.  I've misplaced my USB serial debug cable so I just used the BBB UART instead. Normally UART2 is used by HDMI so it is necessary to disable the HDMI on boot.

Beaglebone Black (BBB) UART2 loopback test

Check UART port on BBB using loop-back test.  Normally UART2 is used by HDMI so it is necessary to disable the HDMI on boot.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015

Steps to build MLO and u-boot on the Beaglebone Black (BBB)

Build instructions for MLO and u-boot on BBB.  It takes about 10minutes max.  No need to have cross compile environment set up.  Based on the good work of Robert Nelson


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Beaglebone Black (BBB) setting GPIO Pins with devmem2

Access and setting GPIO Pins quickly using devmem2. Get devmem2 source and compile/build.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Beaglebone Black (BBB) with DS1302 Real Time Clock (RTC)

Code to read or write date & time to or from DS1302 RTC
Code is a merge of the RTC-RPi and tutorial from Derek
Molloy examples of accessing the GPIO on the BBB

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Beaglebone Black (BBB) Compile Kernel Locally

Steps I follow to compile BBB Kernel locally.  It takes about 5 hours to compile (make) on the BBB.  Use at your own risk (make a backup!).  Run as root to avoid disappointment.