It has been some time since I have posted the article on building a simple VFO/signal generator using the AD9850 module and a microcontroller, originally based on the work Richard, AD7C. I have received quite a bit of feedback from several people, along with a few requests for improvements to make the hardware more suitable… Read More »
A new release of libndofdev is out. The only new functionality is the support for the 3Dconnexion SpaceBall 5000 device that is widely available on eBay and increased number of buttons (SpaceBall has 12 buttons!). I have moved the repository for this library to GitHub for easier maintenance: https://github.com/janoc/libndofdev
I have released version libndofdev-0.3 after two years. It seems that the kernel developers have changed the Linux input driver and the SpaceNavigator sends the more logical EV_ABS instead of EV_REL events in recent kernels (confirmed in 2.6.35). This version supports both cases. I have also updated the example in the SpaceNavigator post accordingly. Download… Read More »
Existing SpaceNavigator Support 3DConnexion makes a nice 6DOF device reminiscent of the old SGI Spaceball – a 6DOF joystick (3 translations + 3 rotations/twists).
How to use the Logitech G15 gaming keyboard with Linux Download and install the g15lcd utility. I am using a small script to start it from my .xsession file. The script takes care of creating the FIFO the utility needs and starting it. In order to be able to use the various keys on the… Read More »
How to configure KDE to use Mozilla Thunderbird as an e-mail client. Download the script moztbremote and save it somewhere in your home directory. Let’s assume it is in ~/bin.The script assumes that Thunderbird is started by typing mozilla-thunderbird. This works on older Mandriva Linux. The stock Thunderbird and newer Mandriva (2010 and newer) uses… Read More »
The story I have bought a Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 PDA from Dynamism Inc some time ago. It is a very nice machine, more like a miniature laptop than a PDA. It has a large (640×480) display and good keyboard. I set up the cross-compilation environment on my desktop PC and I am slowly collecting and… Read More »