Author Archives: uhrheber

Add Bluetooth to your StickOS(tm) board and control it with Android

Today I’ll show you how to connect a bluetooth serial module to a StickOS board. You may have seen those cheap bluetooth serial modules with carrier boards, that have become very popular amongst Arduino users. You can buy them for … Continue reading

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Back to the roots with StickOS(TM)

Remember the times when home computers had only a BASIC interpreter? You can have this feeling back, combined with the speed of a modern microcontroller by using StickOS. The link is here: http://www.cpustick.com/ What is it? It’s not only a … Continue reading

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A USB powered Geiger Counter for the Z2 (and other computers)

Hi, it’s me again. Everybody seems now to build Geiger counters, and the prices for GM tubes on ebay are rising constantly. Well, I had some of them laying around, and was also able to buy additional ones for little … Continue reading

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Bluetooth success

Hi. I was able to start bluetooth communication. Here’s a photo showing a serial communication between the Z2 and a Windows PC. The Z2 is running Minicom on port /dev/rfcomm0, the PC is running Hyperterminal on com9: Both have local … Continue reading

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Making microSD cards usable for the Z2

Hi folks. Some of you may have experienced the effect, that some microSD cards refuse to work in the Z2. Either they are not recognized at boot (but maybe when inserted later), or they produce reading errors at boot or … Continue reading

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Making a Bluetooth dongle for the Z2, part 2

Welcome back to part 2. Now let’s place the thing inside an expansion plug. You’ll need: The plug thin insulated wire thin solder wire a soldering iron with a small tip (I said SMALL!) a good side cutter a magnifying … Continue reading

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Making a Bluetooth dongle for the Z2, part 1

It’s now my third day with the Z2, and therefore it’s time to begin with some hardware hacking. As I now have plugs for the extension connector, I’ll start to play around with this. At the extension connector of the … Continue reading

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