Archive for the ‘Debian’ Category

It’s been quite a while, I got caught up in a gig and dropped off posting here.  But I’m back now, and I’ll be posting here on IoT, Embedded to the Cloud kinds of things.  Some 96Boards some using BeagleBoards of various kinds and some with super cheap IoT hardware that is $5- $10 in cost.  I’ve been heavily involved in the ARM Linux space and I expect to expand what I’ve been doing.  Some of my other blogs can be found here: “Build your own media server”“What do 96Boards Users care about.”, and “other blogs I’ve written for Linaro”

So I’m off to SCALE in southern California to make some contacts.   More over the weekend from SCALE.

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OK, it is the 3rd Monday of June and like clockwork, the water came on and all worked as expected with a simple cron entry.

But lots going on that will generate a longer blog entry soon, the rayshobby / open sprinkler folks have some really nice hardware in the opensprinklerPi hardware.  So I don’t need to design my own board, I can use their open hardware project.  That said I don’t care for any of the software that currently runs on it, it looks like a clone of the existing weekly software that comes on any < $300 USD controller.  Yes you can program it via a web browser and/or a mobile device but it still lacks monthly levels of control.  Also the layout of the hardware restrict adding displays easily.  I added a header and will use a 26 pin ribbon cable to remote the PI and display from the opensprinklerPi hardware.  More about that later.

 

Have a nice day, I am since I no longer have to worry about my lawn getting watered on the correct day…..