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.
Clontarf is a south-west suburb of Redcliffe City in Queensland, Australia. It encompasses the localities of Clontarf Beach and Pelican Park. It is the largest suburb in the city by land area, and borders all suburbs in the city except for Redcliffe and Scarborough. Clontarf also shares a land border with Pine Rivers Shire and a sea border with Brisbane City Council.
Clontarf is connected to Brisbane City, across Bramble Bay, by the Houghton Highway and Hornibrook Bridge, which is a 2.7km long causeway that provides access to the southern tip of Redcliffe City, greatly decreasing the travel time between Redcliffe and Brisbane. Consequently, Clontarf is a gateway suburb.
Clontarf's west hosts the largest industrial area in Redcliffe city, and the area is a big source of employment for a city which still has high unemployment and many residents commuting to Brisbane daily for work.
Clontarf is host to two adjacent medium sized shopping centres, on the southern tip of the suburb. Most retail commerce in the suburb revolves around small business, however, and there are many stand alone corner stores and other small businesses still in existence.
Due to the beach-side locality of Clontarf, there is an emerging tourism industry in the suburb, and government funded urban and beach renewal projects are slowly transforming this suburb into a much more visitable location. Clontarf still, however remains a chiefly residential and industrial community, and has not managed to transform itself to the same level as its neighbours, Margate and Woody Point.