I had to help someone starting a project which includes, among others, a Pysense board.
The development environment was Linux Mint 18.3, running in a VirtualBox virtual machine (VirtualBox version 5.2.26). The host system was a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave.
One difficulty that the user may face with this environment relates to the USB device redirection. When the Pysense is switched to bootloader mode, for firmware upgrade, it stays in this mode less than 7 seconds, which is not long enough to configure VirtualBox.
Continue reading “Pysense: hardware setup in a virtual machine”
Some integrated circuits or modules providing wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Public Land Mobile Radio aka 2G/3G/4G, etc.) or satellite positioning, can host some customer code. Below, some of them: Continue reading “Some programmable wireless ICs and modules”
Twenty years ago, it wasn’t easy to find low-cost microcontroller boards. Nowadays, that’s almost the opposite: every month, several new boards appear. Some of them, providing wireless connectivity, are tagged as IoT boards, and can be used for the design of your next IoT device. Continue reading “IoT device development kits”