Couldn’t resist extending the software test on the mecanum wheel base…video comes later this time…
The ‘quick and nasty’ software files are still the same as in the previous post. Pure software test only, couldn’t resist the temptation to try it via WiFi on a stock Chumby instead of USB tethering. As such the hardware frame is a bit too flimsy and the batteries aren’t enough to power the Chumby without brown-out resets. These will be improved upon soon 🙂
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It’s taken me a while to officially start this project. When I first bought my Mazda 3 I had envisaged making my own speedometer based off the Mazda CAN Bus but somehow never quite got around to it.
I even ended up buying 2 Chumbies for the purpose of hacking one and developing the same speedo (The chumby is such a great alarm clock I couldn’t live without one…).
There has been quite a bit of interest in the comments for source code/information etc etc. So now I’m officially starting the mChumby project! This first post is basically a brainstorming session write-up or a mini requirements specification on myself. Feel free to comment on any ideas/improvements you think I can make.
(This post seems too wordy without a photo but I’m just too lazy)
Well this chronicles my first attempt at compiling a toolchain for programming ARM’s in ELF code.
Why do I need a toolchain for programming ARMs?
- I found a LPC2378-STK development board in my room
- I want to give ARM programming a try (PS WinAVR is great for programming AVRs)
- I found I have some spare ARM7 LPC2378’s lying around (WTF?) and thought I’ll actually complete my Chumby Speedometer on my car project!
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