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.
Milton is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia, located approximately 2 kilometres west of Brisbane's central business district. The suburb is a mixture of light industry, warehouses, commercial offices, retail and single and multiple occupancy residences.
The main roads are Milton Road, which runs beside the main western rail line and Coronation Drive (formerly River Road), which runs along the Brisbane River.
Notable landmarks in Milton include the Castlemaine Perkins brewery, known for the "Fourex" range of beers, the Suncorp Stadium (formerly Lang Park), and the Park Road strip of trendy restaurants and cafés.
The suburb also once was the site of Brisbane's major tennis courts where major international and national tournaments were held until the courts closed in the 1990s. As at 2006 a small ten-pin bowling alley is located at the Rosalie end of the suburb.
By Train, the Milton Railway Station is the first station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street Station. It is served by commuter trains only.
Milton is a town in Shoalhaven City on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in the middle of the 19th century. The coastal area of in the Milton-Ulladulla-Mollymook area was seen by Captain James Cook in 1770 when sailing north along the east coast of Australia and he noted the nearby Pigeon House Mountain.
The Reverend Thomas Kendall was the first European settler to the area when he started cutting cedar at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Milton, as a town, is classified with the Australian National Trust. This is because of the number of homes and buildings in the town that were built from 1870 onwards.
Milton is known to have one of the world's largest fig trees.
Milton contains two non-government schools; Shoalhaven Anglican School and St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, and a state primary school; Milton Public School. A highly popular slogan within the Referees can be quoted to "Is that you Milton".
By 1866 Milton had Anglican, Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Churches and a Congregational Church was erected in 1872. Although private schools had existed as early as 1851 when the Wardens erected one for general usage half a mile north-west of the present town, a public school was not opened until 1878, after much local bickering and denominational disputation.
Today Milton is an attractive township (done out in the inevitable heritage colours) which entices the traveller with a range of gift shops, cafes, antiques and craft outlets.