This brief tutorial explains how to install Ubuntu on a PandaBoard. The procedure works with either the server version of the desktop version of Ubuntu.
This guide lists solutions for problems you might encounter when installing OpenCV and its dependencies. Many of the problems are related to using webcams. This guide is a companion guide to “A Comprehensive Guide to Installing and Configuring OpenCV 2.3 on Ubuntu.”
This guide takes you from a clean Ubuntu install to a working installation of OpenCV 2.3.1.
Need to manually update your Chumby One to Falconwing version 1.0.7 build 1.0.3454 but don’t want to build the kernel yourself? Use the files included in this post!
This tip shows you how to enable the Chumby keyboard hack manually.
Blinky made his competition debut at RoboGames last week.
This article shows you how to hack the Chumby hardware to access one of the 12-bit low-resolution analog to digital converters and use it to monitor an analog signal from your robot.
If you disassemble a Chumby One, you will find that is contains an easily accessible TTL serial port. This article shows you how to turn the serial port TX and RX signals into PWM outputs.
The Chumby contains a very capable accelerometer, the Freescale MMA7455. However, the accelerometer daemon running on the Chumby is not optimzed for applications that need rapid updates from the accelerometer. This article explains how you can write C code that unlocks the full potential of the Chumby accelerometer.
When I use ssh to access my Chumby from my Windows 7 machine, the shell stops responding after about 30 minutes. After a bit of searching, I discovered that other people have this problem too. In this post I summarize what I found, and I provide two techniques to work around this problem.