Category Archives: AVC

Hail Marry failed

Saturday I connected the GPS module and for a few seconds things looked good. But then the dreaded Data Abort exception started to occur. I have yet to narrow the problem down, but it would seem that bad things happen … Continue reading

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Anticipation, it’s making me wait

This weekend my goal is to get my uBlox LEA-6 module connected to my ARM processor. I have lots of other things I have to do this weekend (pay bills, …) but with a good following sea I should be … Continue reading

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Generic UART code works

Just spend an hour and was able to finish the UART code I had to leave untested last night. I seem to be able to reliably move data at 115200 baud. Now I take a short break from coding to … Continue reading

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Another step closer to world domination

Fast update from last post. I got ChaN’s FAT32 working and can read and write files at 200kbytes/second. Not too shabby. With the FAT32 behind me, I set myself the goal of connecting my uBlox LEA-6H module to my ARM … Continue reading

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Yet another ARM update (SD card version)

It has been a while since I have posted last on my process towards getting my AVC robot up and running. Part of that was getting busy around the house and at work. Part of the delay was not wanting … Continue reading

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ARM processor update

For the last few weeks I have been banging my head against the wall trying to get an Atmel SAM7S256 processor up and running. It has taken lots of time, but I think I see the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

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Another ARM update

I have put aside the SUNDAR as it is just too cold and cloudy to do any testing. But I have been working fast and furioud on the ARM processor I plan to use for AVC. I have now gotten … Continue reading

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ARM processor update

As mentioned before I purchased an Olimex AT91SAM7S256 header board over a year ago. Well I got a simple LED blink program working a few weekends ago. This weekend I was very busy and wrote device drivers for the IO, … Continue reading

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SUNDAR Field Trial #1

This weekend was bitter cold. With the temperature in the single positive digits (F) I was unwilling to drag my gear outside. But at the same time I needed to run some experiments. So I set myself up in the … Continue reading

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Adventures with an Atmel SAM7S256

The Arduino’s I have been playing with are nice and fun, but they do not have the horsepower that I would like for my AVC robot. At work I have been using ARM processors and really like them. They are … Continue reading

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