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.
Virginia is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10kms north of the Brisbane central business district. It is primarily a residential suburb with many timber and tin Queenslander style housing. The suburb was named after the Virginia Brick Company, founded in 1897, near the Virginia Railway Station, which the station opened in 1888.
One of Brisbane Transport's bus depots is based in Virginia.
Virginia is a settlement situated in Queensland, Australia. Virginia is 951 km from the Australian capital Canberra. Nearby places include Boondall, Crab Tree Station, North Gate Junction, Northgate.
Nearby landmarks include Bramble Bay, Doboy Bridge, Gateway Bridge, Nudgee Beach, Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge.
Virginia is about 10km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 38% of households in this area consist of couples with children, 40% are couples without children and 19% are single parent families. Stand-alone houses make up over 97% of the dwellings in this area. You’ll mainly find timber and tin Queenslanders and workers cottages around here, some still in need of renovation. The median house price in Virginia for the 2004 calendar year was $318,450.
There are plenty of dining options in and around Virginia. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here. Virginia Shopping Centre on Sandgate Road is your closest shopping area, and you’re only a short drive from Westfield Chermside if you’re after more variety. If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here. Check out this section for things to do in your spare time. There's sport, leisure activities, local events and more. Government offices, local libraries, churches, volunteer organisations, ward offices and more - if you're after contact information for government and community organisations, this is the place to start.