[Logo for The C Shore Landing Page]
The C Shore

Recent Changes

First fifteen most recently created pages

Recent Changes

Fixed Contact Form Issues

Due to changes in Hugo the contact form generation was no longer correct. The site has been updated fix that.

Fast Builds of Old Software for Armel on Linux x64 (amd64)

Fast Builds of Old Software for Armel on Linux x64 (amd64) Why Use Cross-Compilation vs QEMU User Mode to Emulate Armel? Speed. It's much faster, especially if you have multiple cores and use parallel builds.

Module 6: Mission Accomplished

Bots & Bytes Fall 2019 Teaching the Raspberry Pi in Six Modules A Volunteer Project for the MakerPlace @ the Midland Public Library Module 6 – Obstacle Course and Wrap Up Tues October 22

Fixed Contact Form Issues

There was an error linking to the contact form as well as the contact form not actually being displayed. This is now fixed.

Relay Mail From Localhost Using Postfix

Relay Mail from Localhost Using Postfix Purpose On a system on which we do not wish to have local mail, we need to relay locally-generated (system) mail to another host. This article discusses how to set that up.

Building Old Software on Armel on Linux x64 (amd64)

Building Old Software on Armel on Linux x64 (amd64) Preliminaries We're going to use Debian's armel port for this exercise. We're using Debian Jessie for GCC4 support. If you need older GCC, then you need an appropriate OS, or to build a cross-compilation toolchain.

Add IE11 Support to Oldnew Mashup

Add IE11 Support to OldNew mashup IE11 Used Too Much to Drop (Yet) Because too many people still use Internet Explorer 11, I have added support for IE11 back into the site's theme.

Msmtp Scripts Future in Question

WARNING: msmtp-scripts project usefulness / viability being reexamined. For more information, and if you have a comments please post at https://answers.launchpad.net/msmtp-scripts/+question/685755.

Bots and Bytes Updates in Progress

Have no fear; the missing modules are being formatted for the web and will be appearing on this site as time permits.

Website Updates in Progress

After a bit of a hiatus website updates are once again in progress.

Final Challenge

SECTION TWO - Your RoboCar is Ready for the Obstacle Course Preparation Now that all the testing is complete we can move the RoboCar to the floor and see what it and your Team are able to do.

Connecting Wirelessly

SECTION ONE - Connecting to the RoboCar Wirelessly You built the RoboCar – but it won’t run unless we load it with a program. We know our RoboCar can’t have any wires attached, so how do we load the program?

Next Week

Next Week Next week we are going to have a major challenge match where you can show off your robot skills. But if your RoboCar is going to take the top prize it has to look good too.

Ready for Action

SECTION FOUR - Your RoboCar is Ready for Action Now that all the testing is complete we can move the RoboCar to the floor and see what it and your Team are able to do.

Programming Tips

SECTION THREE – Three Programming Tips Tip One The five basic commands you need to operate your RoboCar are: roboCar.forward() roboCar.backward() roboCar.left() roboCar.right() roboCar.stop() If you do not put a value between the parentheses (), the motor will run at full speed.

Basic Operation

SECTION TWO - Set the RoboCar’s Basic Operation Now that we can talk to our Raspberry Pi, we need to find out if we have built it correctly. When you tell your RoboCar to go forward, Raspberry Pi does not understand what forward means.

Connecting to Robo-Care Wirelessly

SECTION ONE - Connecting to the RoboCar Wirelessly You built the RoboCar – but it won’t run unless we load it with a program. We know our RoboCar can’t have any wires attached, so how do we load the program?

Robo-Car Wiring

Wiring Step One – Wire the Motors to the Controller Locate the two wires from each wheel assembly that you pushed through from the underside of the chassis. Select the two wires coming from the left wheel assembly.

Robo-Car Physical Assembly

Robo-Car Physical Assembly Step One Set up a clean area to assemble your Robo-Car. You should have: A chassis board(board on which we will build the Robo-Car) A kit of the parts you will need (supplied as needed)

Rebuild Complete

Rebuild Complete The rebuild of The C Shore is now complete. While it was motivated by a site misconfiguration it was also an opportunity to change the backend and to refresh the host.