Category: Software

Fetching Data from Owon SDS7102V to PC

For one of my recent projects, I needed to automatically fetch oscilloscope samples to PC for automatic analysis. I own the Owon SDS7102V oscilloscope so the first step was to find how to get data from it. The oscilloscope supports

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First impressions of

I just tried and I liked it 🙂 mbed is a development framework for ARM microcontrollers (well it looks like Arduino for ARM to me), officially supported by ARM. also has online IDE and compiler. The simplicity of

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How to update NEO M8N firmware

If you are using a NEO M8N GPS module you might consider updating the firmware to get more sattelite constellations available. Of coure everything you do on your own risk – here is just a writeup of what worked for

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Arduino capacitive sensor and the friction drum

I recently cut out a capacitive sensor on my old CNC machine for a friend working at the university. They plan to connect the sensor to Raspberry PI and try to make a virtual friction drum. The sensor is pretty

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Making your computer not go to sleep or turn on the screen saver

I am currently playing with some GPS receivers and video capture. The problem I had is that even as the recording was in progress the  laptop shut down to conserve power. I know that I can change the sleep /

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Correctly setting up prebulid batch script in CooCox

Today I spent quite some time figuring out how to set up a batch script to run before a bulid in a CooCox IDE. The script I wrote was to automatically change the bulid number of a program I am

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Connecting multiple virtual serial ports together

Have you ever had the need to connect multiple programs that utilize serial ports? Or you tried to stream the data from single GPS device to multiple programs that needed the data? Then either you found out it can’t easily

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Digitalocean 512 MB server performance serving WordPress

I have previously posted about the digitalocean VPS hosting. Here are some details on a performance test I just did. Just for thesting the server I set it up with nginx+php_fpm+mysql. I used a custom set-up droplet with 32bit Ubuntu

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Using and programming a NEO-6 GPS receiver module

I recently had to programm a NEO-6 GPS receiver module for a friend of mine, that needed it to have a specific baudrate and specific NMEA sentences to be sent. The module was to be connected to a ham radio

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Virtualbox shared folder between guest (Ubuntu) and host OS

Ok, so this will be just a quick guide and I will just cover the case I had. I have a Windows 8 host operating system and Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system. The guest operating system was already

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