Cheap RF - a low cost open source 802.15.4 platform edit / delete

"The CC2533 sends and receives 802.15.4 packets at 2.4GHz, there's hardware support for AES-128 encryption, an 8051 CPU and the usual collection of SoC devices uarts/spi/i2c/gpios/timers etc." With SDCC-based toolchain and libraries.

to electronics embedded low-power microcontroller radio ... on 22 January 2015

Ringing in 2015 with 40 Linux-friendly hacker SBCs · edit / delete

The pcDuino v3 nano is looking especially interesting -- Allwinner A20 CPU with gigabit Ethernet, so ideal for a router.

to arm embedded linux microcontroller sbc ... on 18 January 2015

Home · esp8266/esp8266-wiki Wiki edit / delete

The ESP8266 is a very cheap microcontroller-onna-board with proper wireless networking and a TCP/IP stack. Most people seem to hook it up to another microcontroller, but you can run code on the ESP8266 itself; this site has cross-development tools and documentation. (Although it's only IPv4 at the moment, so it wouldn't be very useful for sensor apps on my home network as-is.)

to cross embedded esp8266 microcontroller networking programming wireless ... on 18 January 2015

Revisiting FullHD X11 desktop performance of the Allwinner A10 edit / delete

Looking, in detail, into how the CPU and GPU contend for memory on the A10 -- and why some A10 machines (particularly with 16-bit memory) struggle with high resolutions. This is lovely stuff -- it's like talking about the Spectrum all over again!

to allwinner arm contention dram embedded memory performance video ... on 14 November 2014

benc technical blog: radio clock NTP server edit / delete

Using a (very) cheap MSF receiver module with NTP.

to embedded msf ntp radio raspberry-pi ... on 28 April 2014

MFM Disk Reader/Emulator edit / delete

Reading MFM hard disks with a BeagleBone Black. This suggests that a similar strategy would work for floppies.

to archiving beaglebone disk electronics embedded hard-disk imaging mfm retrocomputing ... on 05 February 2014

Sprites mods - Hard disk hacking - Intro edit / delete

Reverse-engineering a SATA hard disk's firmware. Spoiler: he ends up porting uClinux to it...

to arm embedded hard-disk jtag reverse-engineering sata ... on 23 December 2013

[rom] Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for many AllWinner A10 tablets - xda-developers edit / delete

A bit out of date but useful as a reference.

to allwinner android arm embedded ... on 15 December 2013

Replicant40PortingGuide - Replicant edit / delete

This is a useful guide even if it's not actually Replicant you're porting -- I used it when getting CM going on an Allwinner tablet.

to android arm embedded replicant ... on 15 December 2013

Novena Main Page - Studio Kousagi Wiki edit / delete

Bunnie Huang's DIY laptop motherboard. Neat!

to arm bunnie-huang electronics embedded laptop ... on 14 December 2013

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