Posts with the category Other Hardware
This device and its use on Linux is all in all very similar to the QL-500, see my other post.
Default Credentials of the HTTP Server
- Username: admin, password: access
They are to be found here. What you can find there is:
- Open ports on the network
- Output of different snmpwalk commands:...
This post is about the Dymo LabelWriter 450, which we have at work.
Raspberry Pi Printer server for LabelWriter
- The blog post: Raspberry Pi Printer server for LabelWriter.
- The software:...
Recently, I bought the Easterntimes Tech Wired Gaming Mouse (Model T1). It's being sold as [Programmierbare] Patuoxun® Thunderbird 11 Tasten Wired Gaming Mouse 4000 DPI, 1000 Hz Return-Rate mit 8 Weights für Pro Gamer & Office on amazon.de. Off course, I'm not using it for gaming but for everyday work: programming,...
With Arch Linux
Scanning via network works out of the box with xsane on Arch Linux (as of 2014-12-02). I didn't need to install iscan!
For printing I installed AUR/epson-inkjet-printer-201308w:
cd ~/Downloads git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/epson-inkjet-printer-201308w.git cd epson-inkjet-printer-201308w makepkg -s sudo pacman -U epson-inkjet-printer-201308w-1.0.0-8-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Then I added the printer as
lpd://192.168.1.21:515/PASSTHRU (or like
dnssd://EPSON%20XP-810._ipp._tcp.local/?uuid=2cfe9010-11d4-67c4-a45f-a58ec1826751) in CUPS....
A collection of useful labels:
- DK-11202, paper, white, 62 mm x 100 mm, 300 pcs Amazon.de 14.99 - 18.62 EUR
- DK-11208, paper, white, 38 mm x 90 mm, 400 pcs Amazon.de 9.69 - 12.96 EUR
- DK-22205, paper, white, 62 mm x 30 m (continuous) Amazon.de 13.90 - 17.94 EUR
vim /etc/pacman.conf #! enable multilib sudo pacman -S lib32-glibc cd ~/Downloads git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/brother-hl2250dn.git cd brother-hl2250dn makepkg -s sudo pacman -U brother-hl2250dn-2.0.4_2-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
When setting it up with CUPS according to the Arch Wiki Page on this printer, choose the connection string
lpd://Brother-HL-2250DN/BINARY_P1 (where you adjust
Brother-HL-2250DN to the hostname of your printer and make sure...
Model No: 22809/20131219AKE
The jumper positions are stupid...
Pin 1 is near to the internal SATA ports, pin 3 is near the PCIe slot. You can also follow the traces on the black PCB.
Fix for optical drives (as found here):
UPDATE: Unter Linux braucht man...
Login / Web Interface
- Web UI Address:
- Web UI IP Address:
- Default Admin Password:
- Web address for shared microSD card: http://aircard.hotspot/dav//
- Supports up to 100 Mbps download, up to 50 Mbps upload (LTE Category 3)
- LTE 800/1800/2100/2600
- HSPA+/HSPA 900/2100 MHz
- Dual band 2G
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dimensions: 97.5 mm x 57 mm x 15.7...
Der SyncMaster 971P verfügt über ein hochwertiges PVA-Panel, das mit einem sehr hohen dyn. Kontrastwert (4.000:1), einem sehr hohen Betrachtungswinkel von 178°/178° (h/v) und schnellen 6 Millisekunden (G/G) Reaktionszeit aufwarten kann. Das elegante Design verleiht dem SyncMaster 971P der asymmetrische Dreigelenkfuß mit Pivotfunktion, gepaart mit dem versteckten Kabelführungssystem und dem...
The Dell PowerEdge T20 is a entry-level server from Dell. Being available since 01.2014 the price for those machines dropped quite rapidly in 06.2014 and now end users buy this machine to use it as a cheap desktop computer or workstation. The version with the Intel Xeon CPU 1225v3 is...
Serial Communication from UDOO to builtin Arduino Due
stty -F /dev/ttymxc3 cs8 115200 ignbrk -brkint -icrnl -imaxbel -opost -onlcr -isig -icanon -iexten -echo -echoe -echok -echoctl -echoke noflsh -ixon -crtscts
Specs for the UDOO Quad
Freescale i.MX6Quad, 4 x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
Using Nintendo's Bluetooth keyboard from "Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure (DS)" with other devices
This is simply a Bluetooth compatible keyboard.
Pairing with a PC / Tablet
- Switch the keyboard off.
- Enable Bluetooth on your PC or tablet and search for bluetooth devices.
- Press and hold the
[FN]button of the keyboard.
- Switch on the keyboard.
- Select the keyboard on your PC or tablet and wait for a request to...
- Producer: Sun Microsystems
- Model: Ultra 40
- Code: A71
- Codename: Sirius
- CPUs: 2x AMD Opteron Dual Core 280
- CPU Freq: 2.8 GHz
- Grafik: Quadro FX 3500
- RAM: 8GiB PC3200 DDR-400 ECC
- HDDs: 2x 465GiB
- Power Supply: 1000W
The hardware is detailed in this gist.
SUN SPUD brackets work. I bought two additional ones with the article nr. 540-6562.
My Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux ARM hosted by PCExtreme in the Netherlands wasn't reachable anymore after a forced reboot from their side. Most probably I didn't adapt the configuration of the static IP to newer releases of the network configuration system when I installed upgrades on the RPi. The forced...
Setting up the disks
ssh root@yak dev=/dev/sda parted -s $dev mktable gpt parted -s $dev mkpart primary 2MiB 512MiB parted -s $dev mkpart primary 512MiB 100% parted -s...
Printing with CUPS
sudo pacman -S cups gutenprint sudo systemctl enable cups sudo systemctl start cups
Go to http://localhost:631 and add printer as root
before that I installed cups-bjnp from AUR. don't know if needed...
Scanning with Sane
Support is decent according to Sane:
|PIXMA MP970||USB Ethernet||0x04a9/0x1726||complete||All resolutions supported (up to...|
This blog post is still in the makes, you can, however, already take advantage of the pretty content available so far.
- Install Arch Linux ARM on SD Card (get the image from here)
- Plug SD card into RPi, connect the Camera Module (see this) and power up the RPi
- SSH into...
I could not get this card reader to work with Arch Linux (Kernel 3.14) or on Mac OS X 10.9 so I threw it away.
[philipp@lion ~]$ sudo lsusb -d 0dda:2026 -v Bus 005 Device 027: ID 0dda:2026 Integrated Circuit Solution, Inc. USB2.0 Card Reader Device Descriptor: bLength ...
As soon as the device is powered on, it starts recording your track. The tracks are then stored GPX files in the
Using OSM Maps
http://maps4me.net/ (costs money)
With software version 2.15, you can use OSM maps but you should replace the basemap first.
as found on the product...
I wrote this post for myself as a reference when I bought the projector. However, I returned my W750 to Amazon for two reasons: It made a nasty high frequency noise when plugged in to the power mains (while being powered off) and the rainbow effect of the DLP technology...
Features & Benefits
- Wide range of symbols and edit features.
- 2-line printing.
- Max. print height : 4,76mm
- Large LCD display for easy editing and preview.
- Built-in memory saves last label.
- Direct-thermal print technology saves you money - no ribbons, ink or toner cartridges needed.
- Uses 6 AA batteries (not included).
- Package contents: LetraTAG, Instruction Manual, Warranty Card.
How my USB-Adapter shows up on Linux
With OpenSuse 13.1
[673.821024] usb 6-1: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd [674.182048] usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1a86, idProduct=e008 [674.182054] usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1,...
I bought mine at Noreal on 2007-12-14 for 550 EUR. It still works fine as of spring 2014 but the power consumption is quite high with measured 75 to 86 Watt.
|Maximum Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Recommended Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Viewing Angle||178°(H) / 178°(V)|
This is a list of USB power supplies / chargers that I own. I measured their properties like how they identify themselves as charger devices, I measured their open circuit voltage but also the behaviour under load.
|Google Nexus 4||5.0 V||1.2 A||Model: MCS-01ER|
|Apple iPad 4||5.2 V||2.4 A||Model...|
Let's start by checking the current status of the RAID system:
[philipp@lion ~]$ cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sdc3 sda3 482213888 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU] bitmap: 0/4 pages [0KB], 65536KB chunk md0 : active raid1...
The width of 19" equipment is obviously
19 inches = 482.6 mm. However, the question is: what distance is that?
Wikipedia helps us: The 19 inch are "including edges or ears that protrude on each side which allow the module to be fastened to the rack frame". So for...
The Agilent U1273A is a handheld digital multimeter (DMM) with OLED Display. It has the following capabilities and specifications:
- Voltage Measuring Range DC: 30mV to 1kV
- Voltage Measuring Range AC: 30mV to 1kV
- Current Measuring Range DC: 300µA to 10A
- Current Measuring Range AC: 300µA to 10A
- Resistance Measuring Range: 30ohm to 300Mohm
- Frequency Measuring...
This is a mirror of the protocol description on http://www.siteswap.org/streamium/protocol.html.
- PC-Link Client: Streamium
- PC-Link Server: PC
Here's an example PC-Link client server interaction (note that the HTML headers have been omitted):
1) Client sends the following UDP broadcast on port 42591:
<PCLinkClient> <Version>1.0</Version> <Name>MC-i200</Name> ...
The Rigol DS1052E is a nice digital oscilloscope for little money. It has a USB and RS232 interface over which you can interact with it on your computer. I put the detailed specifications of the device in a Github Gist.
The USB Port - USBTMC
Bus 006 Device 006:...
The TL-WDR4300 is an up-to-date router of the Chinese network equipment producer TP-Link.
|AR9344||8MB||128MB||4x1 GigE||1x1 GigE||x2 v2.0||Yes||Yes|
I'm replacing my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND with that newer and faster model. Most of the hints and tricks for OpenWrt on the TL-WR1043ND given on that page still work for this...
Quick Specs: resolution: 2560 x 1920, sensor size: 1/2", pixel pitch: 2.2 µm, full res fps: 6
On Ubuntu 12.04
USB IDs and Device Identification
[ 156.864350] usb 2-6: new...
This is how it shows up in the kernel log /
dmesg on Ubuntu:
[712886.216957] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg [712886.318980] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811 [712886.319014] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [712886.319034] usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter [712886.319051] usb...
It can be a fruitful thing to connect an Arduino to your Raspberry Pi. Here are some thoughts and options:
À la mode Shield
- Arduino gets piggyback from Raspberry Pi
Simple USB-Serial Connection
You can also simply use a USB port on your Raspberry Pi to connect your Arduino.
Here is a...
Two or three weeks ago my Arch Linux ARM based Raspberry Pi died. At least it wasn't accessible via Ethernet anymore. Here are the syslog details:
Nov 4 01:45:01 alarmpi -- MARK -- Nov 4...
Seems to work without drivers on Ubuntu:
[17724.148265] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd [17724.303330] USB Serial...
The XGS-600 Gauge Controller accepts any of three different kinds of gauge cards which, between them, operate all Agilent vacuum gauges. Choose from
- Convection gauges such as thermocouple or ConvecTorr
- Hot filament ion gauges
- Inverted magnetron (cold cathode or Penning) gauges
Up to six cards can be installed in the XGS-600 Controller, in...
We use the modules 8752 and 8753.
List of commands
||Read/Display Analog Input||61|
||Load Default Parameters||62|
||Display Diagnostics Byte from Device||62|
||Query State of Digital Inputs||89|
||Lock Out Other Input Devices||63|
||Set/Display Device-to-Joystick Mappings||64|
||Set Digital Output||65|
||Unlock Other Input Devices||66|
||Query Firmware Version||66|
Picomotor Control Commands
Today my Raspberry Pi finally arrived! One of the projects I'm planning to use it for is out-of-band management for PCs.
This blog post will evolve as I'll discover interesting things to do with my RPi.
About the hardware:
Arch Linux Essentials
Here are some of the steps that are most essential...
Mac OS X
To remap the zoom slider to scroll I replaced the
com.microsoft.keyboard.pref (from Microsoft's Mac OS X driver) with the one found in Scott Bezek's blog post Remapping Zoom on the...
|The DG1022 is a function generator that I was able to test recently. It is quite cheap (390 USD in the USA), has two outputs for standard wave forms (sine, square, ramp, pulse and noise) and also supports...|
I needed an easy way to switch power outlets on and off remotely. So I bought a Koukaam NETIO230A and wrote a Python module to communicate with it via TCP. Now I added a Bottle based web app written in Python that uses that class to...
The Huawei E352s-5 is being marketed as web'n'walk Stick Fusion III by German Telekom. This blog post describes how to use it on Linux systems with the distributions Ubuntu and OpenWrt.
The Features First
- Supported Modem Standards: HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
- Highest speeds with HSPA+: up to 21 MBit/s download and...
|400 MHz ARM9E-JS||64MiB||128MiB|
The Radio has a two-way, bi-amplified mono speaker. The operating system is SqueezeOS.
Software Alternatives to the Logitech Hardware
Product Name: JetStream™ 8-Port Gigabit L2 Lite Managed Switch with 2 SFP Slots
Product Code: TL-SG3210
This is a cheap 8-port Gigabit switch if you consider its capabilities. It can be configured in many ways via the web interface or (in an automated way) via a CLI interface (Telnet / SSH like)....
This is a really compact and cheap router to take with you to hotels etc. to secure your internet access via VPN or redistribute a network.
I put some photos I made of...
I probably bought this mixer for a somewhat different purpose compared to most people. I have active speakers connected directly to my computer sound card, and my idea was to route the sound card speaker output through this little mixer so I could have a volume and sound control on...
The Behringer U-Control UCA202 is an inexpensive (~25 EUR) small USB sound card that I bought when my older M-Audio Transit USB wasn't working well on my Seagate GoFlex Home. I'm also planning to use it on my Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H WiFi router. This blog post documents some of...
|800MHz Freescale MX50 ARMv7||256 MB||Atheros AR6003||6" 800 x 600|
The display in detail: A 6" E Ink Pearl with IR touch technology, 4bit greyscale color depth, 600 x 800 pixels, thus 167ppi.
I rooted my device as described in the MobileRead Wiki and I have the Android Marketplace...
A (reverse) SSH tunnel can help you being reachable from outside a NATed network or behind a firewall.
Keeping the tunnel open when your IP address changes or Internet connection is shaky can be taken care of by
autossh. See below for the instructions.
On Ubuntu / Debian:
sudo apt-get update...
Installing the Proprietary Driver
mkdir -p ~/Downloads/3D3dxware-linux-v1-6-0.x86_64 cd ~/Downloads/3D3dxware-linux-v1-6-0.x86_64 # ↓ Get the latest from http://www.3dconnexion.com/service/drivers.html wget http://3dconnexion.s3.amazonaws.com/79108370-9342-3437-a063-4ed4c07cfa86?response-content-disposition=attachment%3Bfilename%3D3dxware-linux-v1-6-0.x86_64.tar.gz&AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIR6EKS4F6GZY347Q&Expires=1327508645&Signature=s%2F7R8LHm39hXO4hxL8Igh%2FpUDfE%3D tar -xf 3dxware-linux-v1-6-0.x86_64.tar.gz sudo ./install-3dxunix.sh
And answer the questions in the following way:
- Enter (Continue)
- 4 (Linux)
- Enter (start with every system start via /etc/inittab)
- 1 (USB device)
There is a nice tool to configure the keyboard including a kernel driver provided by the Gnome15 project. Here is how you install it:
echo '-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (GNU/Linux) mQGiBE3HD/cRBACcaW+ghDnPPCDtkuq3QWkGE3hRgfmnbtgLjC3oMqQ+03Pqsy1o IHI5XysykjsigP9RECWXjklKEanaCA9susiQgXE9oFROBeD9055r3rtFf4yXi6YJ KHgaISFRBMAGmxBg+tYMoc2tzHYmEhfS5fJUigOjtyvdtWlYG0cW4bP46wCgpooY RQDp9hYkpOcXRzY8nBbQ55ED/Rp8pVLrMkIu9pzNw5uYLyWHonrOsaUsXkvy9u51 yza0TbkkKAT/NOy2cQy8E9lBtAlMLSafMDgWjmCPouoMWviMnUKx/gOL3kCsO79V ZCONULeU9DVjB3AbcARLVL+qgMdMYHzKcRsIMl7i0Wq3asEoRUw1tatsTpaxi9Rs lhSgA/9SJFP3EW8wBm2BeBXk5NjDyMlRRCtDYfFx7NilYxoRVc/TUkKiwEHAvi8D 7PsL4ofC5eNtXxCoGKeBXct3dfMiuJhlCSrqZbJHJZK7nVPzVgmhB8TfCsxkNh03 udK61atVUNq54zgQonz6oX/EZHuQe0VnVENULmeGmkaimsfZc7Q+aG9tZTp0YW5r dGFydGEgT0JTIFByb2plY3QgPGhvbWU6dGFua3RhcnRhQGJ1aWxkLm9wZW5zdXNl Lm9yZz6IZgQTEQIAJgUCTccP9wIbAwUJBB6wAAYLCQgHAwIEFQIIAwQWAgMBAh4B AheAAAoJEGi0IqJ7r+i3TAYAnRDUZs0j0fETb6pASV43YffPBYxmAJ9S4pvAF78v g9JASGgZ5RkRkKQVdohGBBMRAgAGBQJNxw/3AAoJEDswEbdrnWUjXb8AoIhjj7DO
I ordered a WebSign banking smart card for Deutsche Bank in January 2012 and I just got it. So the first thing, I did, was checking what it actually is using
philipp@lion:~$ pcsc_scan PC/SC device scanner V 1.4.18 (c) 2001-2011, Ludovic Rousseau <firstname.lastname@example.org> Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.4.0 Plug'n play...
- PIN code security.
- Support ISO 7816 features / 64KB data space.
- Support RSA keys up to 2048bit / standard X.509 v3 certificates.
- On-board DES, 3DES, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, RSA 1024,RSA 2048 algorithms.
- OpenSC compatible (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
- Both PKCS#11 and MS-CAPI interfaces.
- Hardware random number generator.
The PKI Smartcard works perfectly for me in the...
Instead of downloading an old .deb package and installing it using
sudo dpkg -i mjpg-streamer you can also just get the source, compile and run:
sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev subversion imagemagick cd ~/Downloads/ svn co https://mjpg-streamer.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/mjpg-streamer mjpg-streamer cd mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer make clean all
To try a first start, run:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./mjpg_streamer...
I tried libccid v1.4.5 before but couldn't get it to compile. Here are all the needed steps again as Terminal commands to get 1.4.4. to work:
cd ~/Downloads curl -k -O https://alioth.debian.org/frs/download.php/3579/ccid-1.4.4.tar.bz2 tar -xf ccid-1.4.4.tar.bz2 cd ccid-1.4.4 sed -i '.bak' 's/-arch i386 -arch x86_64/-arch x86_64/g' ./MacOSX/configure ./MacOSX/configure make sudo make install</code>
If anyone is interested,...
The REINER SCT cyberJack RFID komfort is a smartcard and RFID card reader popular in Germany as it supports the German identity card and its RFID technology. Here are my notes on the device, some tweaks and how to use it.
As of 2011-12-28 I'm having a couple of problems with...
Boot a Linux system (not from the SSD itself!). For example a Ubuntu Live distribution. Run the following commands in your terminal (consider choosing a later firmware version if available from OCZ):
cd ~/Downloads wget http://www.ocztechnology.com/files/ssd_tools/fwupd_v2.12.05.tar.gz tar -xf fwupd_v2.12.05.tar.gz sudo su ### The next step is flashing the SSD: ~/Downloads/fwupd_v2.12.05/linux64/fwupd –log /dev/sd? # ( ↑...
These instructions are for 64-bit Ubuntu. (If you're using 32bit, download the i386 .deb package and you also don't have to copy the three files from /usr/lib64 then...)
sudo apt-get install xsane sane-utils xsane-common cd ~/Downloads wget http://pub.brother.com/pub/com/bsc/linux/dlf/brscan4-0.3.0-2.amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i brscan4-0.3.0-2.amd64.deb sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1.0.7 /usr/lib/sane/ sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so /usr/lib/sane/ sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1 /usr/lib/sane/ brsaneconfig4 -a...
The Windows Software for the spectrometer is called "SpectraWiz".
I'm reluctant to continue working on any Python code as this spectrometer is discontinued.
- Documents: http://www.stellarnet.us/download.htm
First start of a Python module that makes use of PySerial to communicate with the Newport Power Meter 2935T-C via a serial connection:
#!/usr/bin/env python ########## Newport Power Meter 2935T-C ############# # Manual: <ftp://download.newport.com/Photonics/Power%20Meters/Archive/1935_2935-C/1935-2935_Power_Meter_User%27s_Manual_RevB.pdf> # # Settings (p.72 of the manual): # Baud rate: 38400...
If you need small electronic parts such as a AND gate in TTL logic, you may read on, how to find the parts you need and where to buy them.
To find out what part would fit your needs best, check out the manufacturers websites such as Texas Instruments:
This is a table how the focal lengths of the old lenses for 35mm analogue SLR cameras translate to those of newer APS-C sized Canon image sensor based digital SLRs. I wrote this post to know about the equivalent focal lengths for my Canon Rebel T3 and my old...
The Canon Rebel T3, in Europe called EOS 1100D is the entrance level digital SLR camera from Canon. The kit comes with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.
The kit includes
The RFC 2217 standardizes the transmission of serial connection data via Ethernet, allowing to change remote serial port parameters (such as speed, parity, stop bits) over TCP using NVT (Network Virtual Terminal).
Connection between your serial device and the Ethernet
- YPort - a hardware and software solution (microcontroller AVR ATmega based...
|Common Name||Other Common Names||IEC Name||ANSI/NEDA Name||Typical Capacity (mAh) / Nominal Voltage (V)||Terminal layout||Dimensions||Comments|
update in 2014: The script from this blog post evolved into its own Python software repository on Github: pklaus/MaxiGauge. Please use that for the latest code and functionality.
I wrote a Python module for this pressure gauge controller. The module can be found on https://gist.github.com/1378695. Using the module...
One problem that I found out when trying to set the Tektronix TDS3054B up for network access is certainly a firmware bug: You can set the network adapter to get an IP address via DHCP or set it manually (the bug occurs on both). Let's say you choose to set the...
This is a 20 MS/s digital oscilloscope in the form of a PCI extension card. It is quite old.
- Product Website: http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/12618
- Data Sheet: http://www.ni.com/pdf/products/us/4mi448-450.pdf
- NI's recommended replacement for the PCI-5102, the USB-5133: http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/203720
- Search for the NI-Scope drivers package (currently v3.8.1) on http://www.ni.com/drivers/: http://search.ni.com/nisearch/app/main/p/bot/no/ap/tech/lang/en/pg/1/sn/catnav:du,ssnav:sup/q/ni%20scope/
- NI High-Speed Digitizers Help
- Online: http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/370592N-01/
The Newport MM4006 Motion Controller can control automated stages and stepper motors in general. It has a RS232 and a GPIB interface.
Cf. chapter 3 of the manual.
Here are the most important remote commands:
MOto switch the motor control of the MM4006 on
XXPAYYabsolute movement of motor xx to position...
|Image sensor||Wavelength sensitivity||Intensity of signal||Frame rate at full resolution||Exposure time||Spatial resolution (pixel size)|
|type 2.8 megapixel scientific CMOS||Visible||Low light||45 frames per second||20 microseconds to 10 seconds||3.63 microns|
More Technical Details:
|Imaging device||CMOS image sensor FL-280|
|Wavelength (min.)||300 nm|
|Wavelength (max.)||1000 nm|
|Active pixels||1920(H) x 1440(V)|
|Pixel size||3.63(H) x 3.63(V)µm|
- My favorite: Advanced Serial Port Monitor v4.1.5 2011-03-28.
Works with Windows 7, somewhat limited in the free edition but good for me.
- 232Analyzer has a free edition: http://www.232analyzer.com/232default.htm.
- Advanced Serial Port Monitor v3.00
I don't know if this works with newer Windows versions.
- SAL232 - RS-232...
Mac OS X
- CoolTerm (Mac and Win): http://freeware.the-meiers.org/
- ZTerm: http://homepage.mac.com/dalverson/zterm/
- ZOC (costs money): http://www.emtec.com/zoc/features.html
- goSerial: http://www.furrysoft.de/?page=goserial
- SyncTERM: http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/
- Using the terminal app
screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600
- MacWise (costs money): http://www.macwise.com/
sudo apt-get install minicom
minicom -o -s
How it works:
-odo not try to initialize a modem first
- Stanford Research PS300 Series Power Supply Manual
- Stanford Research PS300 Series Power Supply Datasheet
- You can buy it for 750 USD on ebay
The GPIB Interface
Sent commands are marked using the symbol
>. This character was not actually sent, it only serves to see if a line has been...
LabJack sells some nice ADC/DAC, digital I/O devices with quite good Linux / Mac OS X support. The cheapest products from LabJack are the U3 devices in the versions U3-LV (low voltage) and U3-HV (high voltage).
Exodriver - Native libusb low level driver
This is a fancy flat-field focusing, holographic grating as opposed to the previously used Rowland gratings.
- Aberration-corrected Laminar-type Replica Diffraction Gratings for flat-field Polychromators in the range of Extreme Ultra-Violet Light(EUV:13nm). Suitable for the next generation of semiconductor lithography.
- Less high order light due to laminar type grooves configuration, Low...
9-pin D-type connector with the following pinout as viewed from the back of the unit (see p. 38 / 34 of the manual):
|2||Tx - Transmit (to computer)|
|3||Rx - Receive (from computer)|
Plug'n'Play on Linux
Plug the Prologix GPIB-USB Controller in on your Ubuntu 11.04 machine (most probably it will work on most older versions too) it directly shows up as a serial port via USB, such as
/dev/ttyUSB0. No additional drivers needed. Here is the output of
dmesg when you plug it...
Basically you cannot update the firmware of the modem; it is pushed by the CMTS. However there seem to be plenty of new firmwares out, such as the SB5120-18.104.22.168
- SB5120 Firmware on the Surfboard Hacker forum (requires registration): http://www.sbhacker.net/forum/index.php/forum/94-sb5120/
- Firmware download files: http://www.sbhacker.net/forum/index.php/files/category/9-sb5120-sbv5120-firmware/
- Hardware Modifications:
brew install libusb
Usage in Xcode
Using libusb in an Xcode project is easy:
- Project Settings → Your Target → Build Phases → Link Binary with Libraries and add
- Project Settings → The Project → Header Search...
This power meter from Newport has a serial RS232 and a USB connection. This page tries to find out how it's possible to talk to the device via USB. For RS232 connection, look at the blog post Newport Power Meter 2935T-C – Serial Connection via Python.
USB Connection Info
A quite new and powerful alternative to the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND running OpenWrt is the Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H.
About the Hardware
The Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H contains a powerful set of hardware, maybe the strongest for SOHO routers currently on the market:
|Atheros AR7161@680MHz (MIPS)||128MB||32MB||4+1 using an Atheros AR8316 Gigabit Ethernet switch||2x -...|
I was using an Asus wl-500g Premium router (hardware revision #1) running DD-WRT (I think it was version v24 preSP2 [Beta] Build 14311 mini). I decided to switch over to OpenWrt. The installation was dead simple. I just downloaded the .trx firmware image for the brcm47xx target (linux 2.6) from...
The Cisco / Linksys PAP2T lets you connect your analogue phones to VoIP services via SIP.
How to configure it: http://spakonfig.de/
Currently it costs ~40 EUR in Germany: http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a212387.html
An alternative is the Cisco SPA-3102 which also connects your phone to a classical landline connection (for failover /...
This post is about GLCD2USB by Till Harbaum, a free electronics project to connect (ks0108 based) graphic LCDs via USB to a PC (or to a OpenWrt router in my case).
All parts ready to shop in a Reichelt Shopping Cart (Germany). A cheaper variant of the LCD can be...
.ipk file is basically just a
.tar.gz file. So you can unpack it using the
tar xvfz some-package.ipk # or with newer tar versions: tar -xf some-package.ipk
Some .ipk files may also be of a different archive format so that you need the following command to unpack:
This is a nice thing to do if you are in a hotel and want to redistribute a single WiFi connection to other computers.
The setup works as follows: The WiFi with the SSID
Telekom is the one being provided in the hotel. Here we can connect to it without encryption,...
About the Hardware
The TP-Link TL-WR1043ND contains a great set of hardware for its price:
|Atheros AR9132@400MHz (MIPS)||32MB||8MB||4+1||Yes||1 x 2.0||Yes||Yes|
Please refer to http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd#hardware for further details on the hardware.
My hardware version is (DE)v1.0.
The Seagate FreeAgent DockStar
You can install Debian on the Seagate FreeAgent DockStar. There was a time when the device cost only ~ 20 EUR. Currently it is at 50 EUR in Germany.
- Debian Howto: http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/
- German PDF ~20 pages: http://evilx99.ev.funpic.de/linux/ThinClient/DockStar/Seagate%20FreeAgent%20DockStar.pdf
- Good German HowTo: http://mein.homelinux.com/wiki/dockstar:installationsanleitung_debian
- One More German HowTo: http://www.mikrocontroller.net/articles/DockstarDebianSqueeze
My S/N: AAUM37505
Here is a quite positive review (German):
300,- für ein Multifunktionsdrucker ist nicht billig, aber man kriegt auch was für's Geld: Duplexdruck, Randlosdruck, 7 einzelne Tintentanks, USB und LAN, CD/DVD-Direktdruck, 2 Papierfächer (hinten und vorne-unten), Scanner mit Durchlichteinheit und Dia/Negativhalterung, Vista-Treiber. 2 Nachteile: es ist ein Monster, nimmt relativ...
Find out your hardware version
unfortunately I bought the revision 8 as the following command reveals:
sudo lsusb -d 046d:0990 -v | grep bcdDevice
according to quickcamteam.net this revision has a bug so that you have to unplug the cam from time to time...
get HD video to work with Skype...
If you want to see the read-speed diagram right away, click here.
When I replaced my Samsung SP2504C (250GB) by a larger (and faster one) I copied the full content of the old Samsung hard disk to the new hard disk. I used this opportunity to measure the read speed...
Original TI-89 packaging in French (see the full image here ):
Programming SDK for Windows
PedroM - An Alternative Operating System
There is a free OS: PedroM.
sudo aptitude install tiemu-skinedit tiemu
OS rom file download: TI-89 Titanium...
I took a couple of images of the hardware and put them on PicasaWeb: https://picasaweb.google.com/111743287730172647732/MAudioTransitUSB.
The ICs used are:
- U1 TI TAS1020A (8052 w/USB audio streaming) Stereo USB Audio Interface
- U2 uC 24LC64 (serial EEPROM) 64 Kbit Electrically Erasable PROM
- U3 AKM AK4584VQ (audio) 24Bit 96kHz Audio CODEC with DIT/DIR
- U4 1117M3...
WOL – Wakeup Computers via LAN
to wake up the computers on the homenetwork use the following commands (execute on the router) connect to the router first:
And wake up the computer with the network interface with the MAC
00:11:24:xx:yy:zz (assuming it is in the network 192.168.1.1/24):
building the Sensor Bar
WiiPresent (for OpenOffice.org / Evince / Adobe Reader)
sudo aptitude install bluez bluez-compat cd ~/Downloads wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwiimote/files/libwiimote/0.4/libwiimote-0.4.tgz/download tar -xf libwiimote-0.4.tgz cd libwiimote-0.4
hci_read_remote_name in the following...
FAX functionality using HylaFax
sudo aptitude install hylafax-client
This installes the following binaries:
To send a fax from your terminal, run (
-n : no coverpage,
-d : destination):
sendfax -n -d0711123456 brief.ps
Switch the device off and on again in the case...
- Plugging this audio recorder into the computer (connecting to its MiniUSB port) makes it show up as data storage device. So you can get the recordings off the device without any software on the computer.
- Sound quality is exceptional.
- You can plug the device into a power-only USB wall adapter. It can...
I was trying out two bar code readers on my Ubuntu Linux machine. They work fine as an input device. So all they do is to enter the number encoded in the barcode and send Return.
dmesg of the first device, a Datalogic Gryphon D230-STD Grey (shipped manual: Dx30 Readers)
The RC-power 601BC is a charger for high capacity batteries. It has a USB connection and can be read out by a computer. It is very similar to the e-Station BC6 by Bantam.
On Linux (documentation found here):
- Get the installer...
Hardware Features and Specifications
- Adopt MTK chipset with high sensitivity -158dBm and 51-Channel tracking
- Lower power consumption up to 32hrs for travel recording
- Stand-Alone travel recorder to log over 100,000 records
- Easily switch Travel Recorder to LOG mode or NAV mode (LOG = Navigation + Log)
- Support button push manually to memorize your location immediately
I'm not extremely happy with this product, it is slow (even as it has a Gigabit LAN port) and there are more problems with it.
- philipp, admin, guest-share
- File Server Settings
- encoding: CP1250 (central european)
- workgroup: HOME, description: philipp-nas
- share management
- public: writable by philipp and admin (Win/SMB)
- printer server: off
- lan settings:
- hostname: IB-NAS4200-B
- ip: static
- time server: ntp (time.nist.gov)
Official firmware: http://www.tvix.co.kr/eng/support/M41_5100firmware.aspx
Changed firmware: OpenTViX Forum Post or get it here: OpenTViX Downloads - TViX HD M-4100 and M-5100. This is basically the official tvix_M-x100_1.4.52.fwp with telnetd, sshd, httpd, ntpclient in addition. It will autosync time to GMT+1 (and...
Description of the PC-Link protocol (this is the network protocol used by the MC-i200 to share music across the network): http://www.siteswap.org/streamium/protocol.html. I made a backup and published it here.
streamiumd - a great pearl software by David Witt and Nathan Peterson
streamiumd is a streaming software that can be...