Electronics with Linux

A Presentation by James Cameron

Main content:

- list some of the open source tools for electronics development,

- describe the author's electronics design software environment, (what packages has he got installed),

- demonstrate the use of gschem in geda.sourceforge.net for capturing schematics, ''(content was removed)''

- demonstrate the use of pcb.sourceforge.net for constructing printed circuit boards, ''(content was removed)''

- discuss the various means to fabricate printed circuit boards, ''(content abbreviated)''

- show a few recent small-scale personal projects, such as the motion detecting night light http://quozl.linux.org.au/ls/ or the doorbell pulse extender and event logger http://quozl.linux.org.au/doorbell/ ,

Relating to the OpenWRT project http://www.openwrt.org/ ...

- display and discuss car boot based wireless automatic offsite backup system, using OpenWRT, rsync, ssh, and a laptop hard drive,

- display Netrek server operating on an embedded router using OpenWRT,

- briefly describe the packaging constraints.

Relating to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) http://www.laptop.org project:

- display and discuss two of the OLPC A-Test laptop boards,

- display and discuss three of the OLPC B-Test-1 laptops,

- discuss results of rural low noise testing (not yet complete).

Notes:

- presentation was delivered using ''Bruce the presentation tool'', using text file input.

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