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  • August 30, 2009

    Controlling Ifos Using Jamod

    Up to now I’ve been controlling my Ifos slaves with a simple Modbus master I wrote in Ruby. In preparation for the move to TINI, though, I thought I’d better investigate Modbus master code actually capable of running there.jamod is the logical fir...

  • August 29, 2009

    Super-Effective Development Workspace

    Here's my super-effective Ifos development workspace. It's a temporary solution, having no other place to put the new iMac.I think Angie was a little dismayed that we needed another computer… Let’s see, there’s the office deskto...

  • August 24, 2009

    Programming PIC from Mac OS X

    My Mac OS X development tool chain for PIC is now complete. I successfully assembled my Ifos project (and by extension, my Modbus and Framework projects) on the Mac using GPUTILS, then programmed it over ICSP using pp and a K150 programmer. This w...

  • August 19, 2009

    Migrating to GPUTILS from MPLAB

    For the projects I work on these days, switching to a Mac OS X-based development environment has been mostly painless. Eagle works, Java and Ruby are essentially cross-platform, and there’s always Unix just under the covers.It’s the hardware tools...

  • August 16, 2009

    Controlling Ifos from Mac OS X

    More progress on my Mac development path migration: I can now control Ifos slaves from my iMac. This is the culmination of a few related successes, and means: The Mac sees and can use my USB-to-Serial cable ruby-serialport is installed and worki...