The Embedded Controller arrives from the UK

My ADM5120 Embedded Controller arrived from “across the pond” after what I assume was a short delay by customs. I purchased the board with all the options except I needed a US power supply. I went with a 12 volt 500 mA power supply, the EPS 120050-P5P made by CUI Inc and ordered from Digikey. Yes, you read correctly. It’s only 6 watts! I’m dreaming of the lower power bills I’ll see after I turn off the old PC that is my current server.

The board was up in 5 minutes after I unpacked it. It would have been 1 minute if the USB to TTL serial cable had been keyed.

BusyBox v1.8.2 (2008-02-23 06:57:24 GMT) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

Squidge v1.4 (


This weekend, I’m building a Lexan base to mount the the board on. I’ve already learned a couple of methods to cut Lexan that don’t work. The Dremel just melted the plastic. In the end, a slow moving jigsaw with a metal blade did the trick.


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