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.
Pinkenba is the name of a suburb in eastern Brisbane on the northern side of the Brisbane River. Despite being less than 10 kilometres from the Brisbane central business district, it has a largely rural feel to it. The area is spacially isolated from other residential suburbs and is surrounded by the Brisbane Airport to the north and west, and industrial land and the bank of the Brisbane River to the south.
The suburb is accessed along Kingsford Smith Drive which passes an industrial area before reaching the suburb. Numerous development projects have been proposed for the area, including residential developments and an immigration detention centre, but nothing has ever come of it. Apart from BP's Bulwer Island Refinery, the area remains largely undeveloped.
The suburb consists of a small number of detached houses (primarily of weatherboard construction), a primary school and a local store. Pinkenba is also the site of the now-abandoned Pinkenba railway station.
In recent years, the Pinkenba stretches of road (including Lomandra Drive, joining the main Pinkenba arterial to the East-West airport road) have become popular haunts for street racers and motorcyclists, with Lomandra Drive being a particularly popular stretch of road for motorcyclists to test the limits of their bikes, with some racers reaching 300km/h on the main stretch.
Given the limited exit routes, racing and "hooning" in this area could only be regarded as extremely foolish, as a police lockdown of the entire area is, at most, a 6-car task. We have no dining options listed for this area. Please check the surrounding suburbs for cafes, restaurants, take-aways and pubs.
There’s Murarrie Shopping Centre on Queensport Road or head over to Wynnum Central Shopping Plaza on Bay Terrace. You’ll be able to cover your day-to-day needs easily.