How to get UART serial ports working on the beaglebone black. The BBB by default has the UART pins set as normal GPIO pins so they need to be changed to UART pins first before they will work. I saw the problem with trying a few different programming languages including python and Node-Red. With Node-Red […]
When assigning MAC addresses to your projects, it’s helpful to understand a bit about them. Most know that there are some IP addresses that can be used safely in a private network, but what about MAC addresses? Well MAC addresses have a bit in them that defines if they are a universally assigned MAC address, […]
Trying to get WiFi working on the Raspberry Pi 3 following the instructions found at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/wireless-cli.md when I got to start the WiFi using sudo wpa_cli reconfigure It reports an error: Failed to connect to non-global ctrl_ifname: (null) error: No such file or directory Error messages like this are great as they don’t provide any clue’s, […]
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Download, unzip and copy the DHT22 folder into your libraries folder eg: for MPIDE: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\mpide\libraries\DHT22 for Arduino IDE: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Arduino\libraries\DHT22 An example script is included. Been reading a few reports that this sensor is more accurate at the higher voltage (eg 5V) rather than the 3.3V. My observations so far suggest the same. So when using […]
Small example to show how to use pointers to return more than one (1) variable from a function in C or C++
For those wanting to develop with USB, a brilliant resource is USB in a NutShell, My ventures showed while USB is very easy at the user level, it’s far from it at the developer level. Its really a specialty in it’s own right. My first venture into this area was developing a set of rudder […]
Here is the pcDuino which is a mini PC platform that runs PC like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs through HDMI to a screen and has hardware header interfaces compatible with Arduino. Programming the pcDuino can be done with Python and C. You can even compile Arduino scripts to run on […]