The Symptoms

I have spent my spare time in the past few days debugging a problem that simply wouldn't go away. Every few seconds, there would be a random byte that was simply skipped out of the UART. Fortunately, the checksum was protecting bad data from getting through, but there …

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We have Added Feeds!

If you look to the right on the sidebar, you will see that we have added RSS and Atom feeds! This wasn't a critical update, but it was something that I have wanted to do for a bit. In truth, I hadn't used feeds myself, so …

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Top board render Bottom board render

As you can see, we have another layout completed and ordered from the guys at OSH park. This time around, we took some time to place some nice mounting holes and add rounded corners. We will be looking forward to assembling this board!

In the mean time, we will be …

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Project Status

As you have seen with a few screenshots, we have made significant progress since the first post. We have completed a schematic, layout, rework, and created a basic code framework. We have proven that the hardware mostly works as-is, but would like to make some improvements. In this …

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Squashing Bugs

VI Curve - capacitor

As you recall from the last post, we were able to get a few screen captures of a few components under test, but the pictures were a bit rough. Today, we still have rough pictures, but they are a lot better due to a little effort in reducing …

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The First Shots are In!

After a few weeks of messing around on-and-off with the curve tracer, we finally have some shots to show that the work has not been for nothing!

The Tool

I took the time to write a small TkInter-based plotting tool. I found a couple of …

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Intro

Dispatch is a library designed to operate on any byte-aligned communication channel. Dispatch has 'endpoints' or 'topics' to which data is written and 'subscriber' or 'consumer' functions to which the data is sent. At this time, Dispatch is primarily written in C, although a Python port does exist in …

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Ok, so I realize that Bootstrap is going on version 4, but I decided to update from Bootstrap2 to Bootstrap3 anyway.

I wanted to do this for three reasons:

  1. To learn a bit more about the Jinja2 templating engine
  2. To learn a bit more about Pelican and the access to …
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So, the graphic above looks a lot like something from the 80's. I wanted to put something up since this page was going to be nearly all text, so there ya go.

In Part 1 we described the 'vision' of the protocol that we wish to use, placing a lot …

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Before we Get Started...

After conferring with the author of the Telemetry library, I am convinced that it will not meet my requirements at this time. I am currently writing this library as part of the curve tracer project, but I feel that it would be best to publish it …

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