Jan Cumps

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Recent posts by Jan Cumps

They will use it to pretend they have staff with that certificate to close a deal, while they haven't.
It's not appropriate.
For legality questions, you'd have to ask a lawyer
(might fit in the embedded forum, but it's blatant self promotion, so here it goes )

I'm participating in an industrial design contest. The challenge is to design something that has use in industrial settings and is powered by a Siemens SIMATIC IOT2020.
That IOT2020 is a Linux single board computer, hardened for industrial use.

I'm going to build a device that's living inside expensive rolling material (think bulldozer, crane, tank) and helps with:
  • preventive maintenance based on vehicle data
  • theft recovery

  • There's no social media aspect to the contest. So I don't need you to vote me or anything. But if you are interested in embedded code and the link between electronics, your input, critique and sympathy are appreciated.

    My project blog:

    I'm currently using C++ on Linux, Python and SQLite. Development happens on a Windows PC, so cross- compilation and remote debugging is covered.
    It's a fun exercise for me. But not just that. I like to think that it is a useful design in the industrial world, not just a demo.
    That's also how I treat my code. It has to be safe, sturdy and neat, in the CodeRanch spirit.

    The electronics vs software balance is approximately 50%. I'm using radios to talk to commercial networks (sigfox) that aren't often used in a pure IT context. It allows me to integrate with a company's infrastructure without mobile or WiFi connection.

    So your votes and money aren't required (I got most of the hardware for free). Your moral support will help

    10 months ago

    Randall Twede wrote:... at waterloo.

    which is a 20 minutes drive from my home...
    1 year ago
    I got results for "anything but ME" with this link (check certification tab):

    I don't have inside info from Oracle.

    Welcome to the Ranch, Mushood!

    Let's hope someone over here knows if there's an alternative for Java ME Mobile Application developer.
    I have a few BleuTooth,  WiFi and wired network related kits.
    But the ones I've had the most fun with lately are a pair of Sub-1 GHz radios: cc1310 LaunchPads that TI sent me.

    These go 100 meter and more. With an ARM microcontroller on board and a real-time operating system.
    1 year ago

    Tim Holloway wrote:

    ... The Beaglebone in the review didn't look like it had USB ports....

    It has one USB host (left upper corner in the photo of the article).
    1 year ago
    yes, it's almost the same device. The HDMI is not there, and in its place are two Groove connectors.
    I wasn't specifically looking for a Green ot a Black. I just asked in my friends group on element14 if anyone wanted to exchange a BeagleBoard for other hardware.

    So I have this board now in exchange for a real-time-clock IC, an OLED display, 4 2N3055 transistors and their mounting hardware.

    I want to learn linux-supported embedded systems, and also how to do real-time in linux.

    I've blogged and made a movie about my very first steps (external links to element14 and youtube).

    1 year ago
    I have a BeagleBone Green since a few weeks.
    1 year ago