Our team has been working with UNIX and Linux since the early 1990s using primarily Novell, Redhat and Debian. We have also wrote x86-based and embedded-based kernel-space character and block device drivers; along with user-space drivers for various projects; which where mostly proprietary drivers for private companys. Some of the drivers included:
The most popular public kernel-space driver we wrote was the "poor mans closed-loop motor controller" called: Parallel Port PWM/Encoder Kernal Space Linux Driver. And our most popular public user-space driver was the USB Missile Launcher Linux Driver.
Our debugging techniques may involve gdb, valgrind, kmemcheck or simply printf, kprintf, and via DIO (e.g. LEDs or seven-segment displays).
We have extensive knowledge of the Linux command line tools (including the cut down version provided by busybox), packages available, and the inner workings of Linux itself. And have worked with numerous embedded Linux architectures such as x86 CISC, MPU ARM RISC (via OMAP, LPC, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi and Arduino solutions), FPGA and microcontrollers (MCUs) such as STM32F4, MSP430, Atmel, PIC and LPC. Let alone using ti.com Design Tools for buck-boost converters, lowpass/highpass filters, and power management IC (PMIC)
We have been programming for over 15 years in many languages for generally Linux, BSD (e.g. Mac OSX) or Windows. However generally embedded tasks are done in C, C++, python and/or simple shell scripts using vital tools such as awk, sed, grep, telnet, ssh and netcat (among many others).
Electronics is an art our team has been working with since childhood (from building kits from Dicksmith, Tandy, and Jaycar to designing digital electronic keypads). Since then, we have maintained a constant update of knowledge and experience on the topic, since most of our projects involve either building a circuit from scatch, reviewing circuit designs, programming for target microcontrollers, and/or reworking pre-built PCB's for various needs such as bypassing/hacking solutions, or replacing broken components.
Our primary developer Luke Cole has a history as the "go to man" for many colleagues, and is well known to have "a knack for making things work". To learn more about Luke see his LinkedIn page or personal home page.
Boonah is a town of approximately 3000 persons and the administrative centre of the Boonah Shire Local Government Area in South East Queensland, Australia. The town is 84 km southwest of the state capital Brisbane. 'Boonah' is the local Aboriginal Australian word meaning 'bloodwood tree' (Corymbia gummifera).
Boonah is the hub of a large agricultural area, including cattle, cereal grains, carrots, potatoes and timber. Several National Parks are located nearby, including Main Range National Park, Moogerah Peaks National Park, Mount French National Park as well as Lake Moogerah, which is popular with tourists.
Mt. French national park is home to Frog Buttress, a natural basalt formation popular with rock climbers.
A link in the scenic loop which cuts a diverse trail through the cities, bush towns, pasture, mountains and rainforest of the state’s south-east corner, Boonah is the commercial centre for the prolific Fassifern Valley agricultural district.
Set in what colonial commandant and explorer Captain Patrick Logan described in 1827 as a 'beautiful vale', the charming little town straddles the main road between the Gold Coast and Warwick.
You can enjoy magnificent views of the valley from the Governor's Chair at Spicer's Gap at Clumber on the western reaches of the shire.