It’s amazing what can be done with a NetBurner Embedded Core Module, creativity, and some ingenuity. The digital and analog world can ALL be yours… or at least you can
do something super cool! At NetBurner we feel the annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (AVC) is a perfect opportunity to do something we as a team love – making robotic vehicles and putting the NetBurner products through some punishing field testing! A big shout out to SparkFun for making this their 9th annual event – its concentrated awesome on many levels.
As with any side-project, especially with a hard and fast deadline, loose-ends were just an
inevitability. When I left for Denver on Thursday afternoon I had three
software bits unfinished. I’d done testing and analysis on all three, but these
were still incomplete:
After a harrowing but somewhat successful first day of racing at the SparkFun VC 2017 I
needed to regroup and literally do some hacking. I spent the afternoon cannibalizing
some aluminum angle from one of the people working on the manned AVC car. I
hacksawed off a chunk, drilled and tapped here and there, added some strategic zip-ties
and repaired the broken bracket that was badly damaged in a collision earlier
that day on the white car. In general, the build and wiring quality of the
white car was better than for the black Car (I built the black car first). This
left me feeling pretty good about Sunday and I went out for a pre-race dinner
with my wife and my sisters-in-law. (One flew out with us, and the other lives
Imagine you have to deploy a dozen various devices throughout a factory floor. These consist of Linux PCs, low power embedded devices, a mobile phone app, simple sensors, and a remote database. Some devices are connected through Ethernet, while other more remote devices utilize a cell network to occasionally phone home. The problem you now have is, how do I get these devices communicating with each other in real time? MQTT is an ISO standard protocol used to solve this problem.
Handling serial data streams is our bread and butter. In a majority of cases, NetBurner’s serial device platforms are ready for your Serial-to-Ethernet applications right out-of-the-box; however, in applications that require precision serial data timing, additional processing may be needed. In this article, we’ll show you an implementation of callback functions to handle these scenarios.
The MOD5441X family of Single and Dual Ethernet Core Modules provide an incredible amount of capability, versatility, and reliability in a small form-factor and price. The MOD5441X allows you to add Ethernet connectivity to an existing device and even use it as your device’s embedded core processor.