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Working with simple extension – Raspberry Pi

Connection between TinyO extension and base board enables exchange of data between two. This article aims to provide you with explanation on how this is done and some simple tools to help you start using your extension. Should you need to setup environment first, install operating system and test run programming language you will be using, such as Python you…

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Install GPIO libraries to Raspberry Pi

This article will cover steps needed to have Raspberry Pi ready to use selection of python GPIO libraries. There are many readily available solutions, so a subset of them will be outlined. Choice of the library is on the developer and one can have them all installed in order to get familiarized with functional and operational differences. Most likely, only…

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Platforms – Kvaser Blackbird V2

Kvaser Blackbird V2 is a CAN Bus interface equipped with wireless infrastructure support, developed as a part of the device suite which includes data interfaces, data loggers and OEM products marketed by the Kvaser. It connects to WiFi on both AdHoc and infrastructure networks, leveraging the advantages of wireless data transmission. Kvaser is a company centered around delivering advanced CAN…

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Platforms – OBD Solutions development board

Development board which is presented in this article is the one which served as inspiration when TinyO was conceived. It is one of the most reliable and well-rounded solution in terms of standards support, ease of use and reliability. This is not surprising given the fact that actual microcontroller which is used as a center piece is manufactures, OBD Solutions,…

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Platforms – CANBus Triple

Crowd funded project named CANBus Triple is referred to as a ‘car hacking platform’. Based on Microchip’s MCP2515 stand-alone CAN Controller with SPI interface it is capable of receiving and sending CAN network compatible data packets. It is a low cost, user programmable development platform which is open-sourced in terms of both hardware and software. Illustration 1: CANBus Triple development…

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