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.
Yeerongpilly is a suburb of in Brisbane, Australia. It is 8km south of the Brisbane central business district.
Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.
Yeerongpilly is about 7km from Brisbane’s CBD. Over 44% of households in the area are couples with children, 34% are couples without children and 16% are single parent households. Roughly 64% of the dwellings in this area are stand-alone houses, with units accounting for a further 23%. There are some beautifully restored traditional Queenslanders as well as modern townhouses and unit blocks. The area has plenty of parks and bikeways and easy access to the river. The median house price in Yeerongpilly for the 2004 calendar year was $516,500.
There are plenty of dining options in and around Yeerongpilly. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here. There are small local shops in this area and Annerley Shopping Centre on Annerley Road or Chardons Corner on Ipswich Road have all you’ll need to cover your weekly shopping run. If you're looking for playgroups, childcare, kindergartens or schools in this area, you'll find them here. 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.