Monday, 16 April 2018

Dependency plot

I wanted to get a dependency graph for a project, and found DePlo (Dependency Plotter). Great stuff, last updated in 2012 but still works with FSF GCC 8.0.1!

This sample is from my Analytical Engine project:


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Tcl/Tk vs Trampolines

This is a note on a problem I encountered while working on the House Management example domain in my ColdFrame project.
TL;DR: If you write a Tcl callback function in Ada, declare it at library level.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Controlling a Crazyflie

This is a note on getting set up to work on a Crazyflie 2.0.

After unpacking, testing and assembling the drone, you need to get some software to talk to it.

Monday, 13 February 2017

GDB vs macOS Sierra

We probably feel downhearted if we need to use the debugger to find out what's wrong with our Ada code.

Under those circumstances, we feel even more frustrated if the debugger doesn't work!

This is exactly what has happened with gdb and macOS Sierra.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

MPU9250, continued

This is a note on building support for the MPU9250 9-axis chip in the AdaPilot project (the AdaRacer hardware). It continues this report.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Invensense MPU9250 via SPI

This is a note on building support for the MPU9250 9-axis chip in the AdaPilot project (the AdaRacer hardware; the prototype board I have is subtly different from the one shown).
9-axis means it can measure each of acceleration, gyro and magnetic field values in 3 axes, which is very useful if your drone needs to know about its own motion.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Audacity 2.1.2 and El Capitan

I wanted to update Audacity, but the 2.1.2 version (from the official download site) wouldn’t run: I got can’t open application Audacity.