Let Go

OK, So Deadmau5. High energy dance music… except…. A love song that almost makes me cry every time Listen to the lyrics. This is what I get out of it. There are a female singer and her longtime boyfriend. The singer is just starting to get famous. The boyfriend loves her so much that he is willing to give her …

The Beast and the Beauty

No Frills I, like many others, am interested in getting a better grip on Docker, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes. I want to be able to understand how things work across physical computers, so, ideally, I would use physically separate computers in my training lab setup. This would be cost prohibitive using standard server hardware, so alternative means are required. Enter …

Trial and Error: Getting Contiki OS Up and Running

This is the diary of my exploration as I try to get Contiki OS running on a TI CC2650 Launchpad using an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine running on a MacBook Pro running High Sierra.Let’s begin.sudo apt-get install build-essential binutils-msp430 gcc-msp430 msp430-libc binutils-avr gcc-avr gdb-avr avr-libc avrdude binutils-arm-none-eabi gcc-arm-none-eabi gdb-arm-none-eabi openjdk-8-jdk openjdk-8-jre ant libncurses5-dev doxygen srecord gitRE: https://github.com/contiki-os/contiki/wiki/Setup-contiki-toolchain-in-ubuntu-13.04″This will allow you to …

Using NooElec NESDR SMArt on a Raspberry Pi

So, you’ve got a Raspberry Pi (v2 or newer) and a NooElec NESDR SMArt and you would like to get them working together. By the time you have followed the steps in this post, you will be listening to your favorite FM radio station. First let us take a moment to discuss the RasPi and radio software. The RasPi has plenty …

Using Hologram’s Nova with AWS S3 cloud route

In this example I will send data from my device to the Hologram cloud router and then onto AWS S3 for archiving and analysis. I assume you are already familiar with sending data to the Hologram Cloud from your device. If you haven’t yet sent data to Hologram’s Cloud, check out Hologram Python SDK Quick Start Guide. Once you have data flowing …

Building a Simple Game in Unity with Hexasphere

Kronnect recently released a new asset on the Unity Asset Store called Hexasphere Grid System. I thought it was a cool asset, and I had an idea (with the help of James Sterrett) for a simple game, so I asked to give it a try.

Using NooElec NESDR SMArt on Ubuntu 17.04

In this HowTo, I will show you how to get started using a NooElec NESDR SMArt on a computer running Ubuntu 17.04. The first thing to do after you have your NESDR SMArt plugged into your Ubuntu computer is to run the command lsusb.((5 Ways To Open A Terminal Console Window Using Ubuntu.)) This will list all of the USB …