Gallium on my Swanky Chromebook

March 30th, 2016

So a mind-blowing thing both Neil and Jeff have been using as their main platform is the Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment aka crouton. As far as I understand, it uses the Chrome OS linux kernel but changes the apparent root directory but still gives you access to some folders like Downloads. To me it […]

PySerial breaks with 3.13-0-65 kernel

October 1st, 2015

are you suddenly getting this error:

File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/serial/”, line 460, in read
raise SerialException(’device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)’)
SerialException: device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)

Talking to a Roland Modela from Linux

August 22nd, 2013

So recently it has come to my attention that although I tossed it on my wiki a while back, people haven’t been about to find the pinout for the Roland Modela’s DB9 to DB25 cable I reverse engineered once. So here it is:

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AVRisp2 on Linux and Fabduino with Atmega 328

April 21st, 2013

grump grump grump grump…

So lately the fab lab inventory has been shipping with atmega328-aus and not atmega328ps or atmega168s so when we say you can make arduinos in the fablab this is true, but it is kind of annoying because of some non-standard stuff. Here’s some notes:

Part 1: We make new usb rules so […]