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.
Greenbank is a rural-residential suburb located in Logan City’s south west. The northern section of Greenbank falls within Logan City, with the remainder of the suburb governed by Beaudesert Shire, in Queensland, Australia. Most of the residential parts of Greenbank are on the Beaudesert side, while the Logan City side is predominantly taken up by an Australian Military Training Base, which is used mostly by reservists (commonly referred to as Chocos).
The Greenbank Military Training Base (GBTB) is a registered Australian Heritage Site.
The suburb is surrounded by farmland and includes the expansive, forested Greenbank Military Camp. Comprising only a few streets and set among the gumtrees, this suburb has a charming rural feel. Many homesteads have magnificent rural views, dams, swimming pools and large decks that make them perfect for entertaining friends. A strip of parkland runs right through the middle of the residential part of Greenbank, on either side of a small watercourse. A bike path, which extends along its length, connects up with neighbouring Boronia Heights. While facilities may be limited, the kids should never be bored as this is a great area for exploring, riding dirt bikes and ponies.
The size of Greenbank is approximately 49 km². It has 7 parks covering nearly 18% of the total area. The population of Greenbank in 1996 was 5,098 people. By 2001 the population was 5,261 showing a population growth of 3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Greenbank is 40 - 49 years.
Mostly consisting of acreage blocks close to the Springfield, Queensland, households in Greenbank are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 - $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Greenbank work in a trades occupation. In 1996, 84% of the homes in Greenbank were owner-occupied compared with 86% in 2001.
Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $395,000.