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25 Apr 2017

Ubuntu 16.10 LXC host on ZFS Root, with EFI and Time Machine

Still completely unrelated to boats, but I needed somewhere to put this. Here is a blow-by-blow guide to installing a minimal Ubuntu 16.10 to a ZFS root, booted from EFI, which as used as a LXC host to act as an Apple "Time Machine" destination.
mike 25 Apr 2017 at 17:20
14 Mar 2017

How to connect any serial device to the internet

A completely generic script that will proxy serial devices over HTTP, turning USB-things into internet-things.
mike 14 Mar 2017 at 23:00
31 Jan 2015

Four serial ports on an ATmega32U4

The ATmega32U4 chip (which underlies the Teensy 2.0, the Arduino Leonardo and Arduino Micro) has a USB serial port and a single hardware USART. If you want to use any one of the 40-odd other pins for serial communications, you have two choices: First, SoftwareSerial, which allows any port to be used but uses the delay method to control timing - essentially your CPU i...
mike 31 Jan 2015 at 00:00
17 Oct 2014

Let There Be Lights!

I have lights! A good thing too because it's suddenly very dark outside, and worse inside the boat. I've been tinkering with this one for a while and I'm pleased enough with the latest design to go public with them. Here's what I've got: 1 x strip of 5050 warm-white LEDs from eBay - go for the "300 leds/m" variety, you want as many as possible. A 5m st...
mike 17 Oct 2014 at 16:40
03 Jan 2014

Notes on the ATTiny 841

Experiments with the Atmel AVR ATTiny841
mike 03 Jan 2014 at 13:30