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Microcontroller In Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) with Microchip PIC and Atmel AVR

In Circuit Serial Programming is a method of directly programming a Microchip PIC or Atmel AVR while in they are connected to a circuit, as opposed to programming the chip ahead, and only then soldering it to a circuit. There are many benefits to ICSP, but also some important design considerations which I will try to highlight.

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Automatic Caller Identifier for Maemo (Nokia Linux OS)

Nokia N900

Automatic Caller Identification uses several sites on the internet to find the identification of unknown incoming calls, and display it while receiving such calls.

The project is developed for Maemo, Nokia’s embedded Linux operating system.

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Building a Custom Debian Kernel for the BeagleBoard

While trying to get my WIFI dongle to work with the BeagleBoard, I noticed that the dongle’s module was not compiled into the kernel. So I had to build a new kernel from scratch. Since building a new kernel under the BeagleBoard will take a LOT of time, I decided to cross-compile a kernel for the ARM architecture under my AMD-64 arch PC.

The following steps describes building a custom Debian kernel for the BeagleBoard using cross-compiling:

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USB Servo Motor Controller

USB Servo Motor ControllerA Radio-Controlled (RC) Servo USB Controller, that can control up to 9 servo motors and 9 general outputs.

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Installing Embedded Debian on the BeagleBoard

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The following post describes installing EABI Debian (Embedded Application Binary Interface Debian) on the BeagleBoard. Debian is my favorite distribution, I’ve been using it for nearly 13 years, so sticking with it on the embedded platform comes only natural for me.

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