So I finally outgrew the Arduino IDE. To be frank I outgrew it a few years ago and finally decided to try my favorite Eclipse with the Arduino plugin. I also wanted to program the ESP8266 under Eclipse with Arduino also. After many hours, installing and uninstalling four versions of Arduino, I eventually got it… Read More Outgrew the Arduino IDE…How to setup Eclipse/Arduino/ESP8266
So I got my Pi Zero, but no connectors that allow me to use it. I have ordered some, but in the meantime I saw a posting that interested me. Frederick Vandenbosch has put together a video on how to add a 4 port hub to the Pi Zero. The video and blog post is… Read More Pi Zero USB Hub
Good news…I did not have to wait for the USA Barnes and Noble to stock the Dec (Issue 40) magazine. My father-in-law from UK picked up a copy at Heathrow Airport on his way over to visit. Just goes to prove that there a still copies out there to be had in the UK. Last… Read More Pi Zero. Got Issue 40 PiMag from UK….
Over the years I have only backed a couple of Kickstarter projects. This is the SimpleTV device and the recent $9 CHIP computer. Since the CHIP has not yet been delivered, but is coming soon, I thought I would give you a little write up on SimpleTV. For those of you who have not heard… Read More SimpleTV Kickstarter
Have been working on the software to retrieve the TV listing and here is where I am at. Reworked an existing Stax Parser to run with a fairly small memory foot print. Will need this to handle the XML SOAP response. I have sample SOAP responses from Schedules Direct that are huge (>500k), and that… Read More Cutting the cord EPG – The work continues (part 7)
Thought I would let people know about an experience I had with memory allocation on the ESP8266. Below is a post I made to the ESP8266 forum. Link to the original post is here. Hi, I have been writing a sketch that performs a SOAP web service request and returns data….lots of text data that… Read More Cutting the cord EPG – ESP8266 Memory allocation overhead (Part 6.5)
Has been a while since my last post. Summer fun keeps me away from programming and playing with hardware, but I did do some on the evenings. Now that is is getting colder and the evenings are closing in I am getting back to it. After some deliberation and pondering how to get the TV… Read More Cutting the cord EPG – Finding the programming guide (part 6)