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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
10 Jul 2015

Under the hood of the AIS 600 transmitter

I installed a Garmin AIS 600 AIS transceiver, although as my VHF receives AIS too I'll only power this one up when I want to transmit. Installation requires a Windows machine, which annoyed me as I dont have one. I fired up a virtual machine and put a sniffer on the serial port to log the conversation - the AIS600 uses a standard FT232R USB UART with a USB id of 0403:6001, ...
mike 10 Jul 2015 at 12:00
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