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.
Springwood is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The size of Springwood is approximately 6 km². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. The population of Springwood in 1996 was 9,738 people. By 2001 the population was 9,084 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Springwood is 20 - 29 years.
Springwood was laid out as a development when the Southeast Freeway to Brisbane was planned, at one end of the proposed Freeway. This was expected to be finished in 1972, but was not finished until 1985. The development was named after the pineapple plantation of Brigader Sam Langford, slightly north of town.
Springwood now has two hotels, two state primary schools, a state high school, a Logan Uniting Church Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations, and several churches, including a Seventh-day Adventist Church, which belongs to the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Until September 2006, Springwood was home to an IKEA store, before moving to a new location in Slacks Creek in October 2006.
Households in Springwood 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 Springwood work in a clerical occupation. In 1996, 64% of the homes in Springwood were owner-occupied compared with 67% in 2001. Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $342,750.
Springwood is a town in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales, between Valley Heights and Faulconbridge on the Blue Mountains railway line. To the north is Winmalee. Springwood is in the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park and the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site.
It is 371 metres above sea level and, like most of the towns in the vicinity, is located on a narrow ridge between two gorges. It shares the postcode 2777.
According to the 2001 Census, there were 8019 people living in Springwood including 3767 males (46.98%) and 4252 females (53.02%). The majority (79.7%) were born in Australia.
Springwood generally has mild winters and mild summers, but can suffer bushfire damage during the summer months. It has a rainfall of approximately 800 mm per year.
In 1815 Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife stopped by what Macquarie called a "spring"- The place was later named "Springwood" - 'Spring' (named after the springs in the area), and 'wood' from the local Mountain Blue Gums(Eucalyptus deanei)of the area. The main street is named Macquarie Road, after Governor Macquarie.
Springwood features the oldest railway station building in the Blue Mountains, built in 1884