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.
Brighton is about 19km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 41% of households in this area consist of couples with children, 38% are couples without children and 19% are single parent households. Stand-alone houses make up over 91% of the dwellings in this area, and townhouses account for another 3%. Wide streets, timber and tin houses – some beautifully renovated – and established gardens plus the proximity to the water makes Brighton a family friendly and relaxed suburb to live in.
The northern Brisbane suburb of Brighton is caressed by cooling Moreton Bay breezes. It is almost ringed by water, with the bay to the east, the Pine River estuary to the north and the western boundary defined by Bald Hills Creek.
The main access from the south to this near-island suburb is by either the Deagan Deviation or Brighton Terrace.
To the north, the viaduct spanning the mouth of Pine River takes you directly to the Redcliffe Peninsula, which lies in the lee of Moreton Island, a village-studded national park which boasts the highest sand dune in the world: 280m Mt Tempest.
Charter craft offering island, fishing and whale-watching cruises in Moreton Bay and reef and game fishing beyond the protective island chain are constantly plying the waters off the Brisbane coast.
Brighton is a town just north of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. It lies between Pontville and the outer Hobart suburb of Bridgewater on the Midland Highway.
From 1826 onwards, the township was the site of the Brighton Barracks, a military accommodation facility until sold off for subdivision in the early 2000s. Most recently it was used as emergency accommodation for refugees fleeing the conflicts in eastern Europe, namely Kosovo.
The area surrounding Brighton was swept with bush and grass fires over the summer of January 2003; however the town itself was safe.
The Brighton area is seeing an increase in light industrial use, being serviced by both road & rail.
The area is also the site of a major horse racing training facility, serving the trotting & pacing industry.