Embedded Linux Project

A few weeks ago, I started a small side project using the Freescale ColdFire board I mentioned in a previous post. The board was fun to work with but I quickly found that the lack of memory and a more capable operating system was really getting in my way....

Hacking a NSLU2

As the Linksys NSLU2 NAS device comes to the end of it’s life, now is a good time to pick up one of these devices cheap. I’m thinking of hosting a streaming music server on one of these that will feed my MediaMVP. This also may be the first...

A new project is born …

Check out the brains behind my latest project, a Freescale M52233 demo board that can be purchased for only $40 + S/H from Mouser. This card features: MCF52233 CPU 60Mhz internal Bus 256-Kbyte Flash 32-Kbyte RAM DMA controller with Timers Programmable Interrupt Timer 8ch x 12-Bit ADC QSPI, IIC,...

The cube falls off the net

It was only a matter of time. The mini-ITX system hosting my site was suffering a slow death. It’s been increasing difficult to maintain a machine with a Via C7 core processor running Linux. I’ve moved the video capture system to Ubuntu and I’ll wait before I restore the...