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Eagle PCB on Fedora 24

Continuing on my previous posts on getting Eagle running on Fedora, let's get Eagle version 7.6.0 (64 bit) running on F24. It is quite a bit easier than in the past! Naturally, go download the Linux installer for Eagle. Symbolic Linking $ sudo ln -s -T /usr/lib64/libssl.so.10 /usr/lib64/libssl.so.1.0.0 $ sudo ln -s -T /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.10 /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 That's all the prerequisites! Start the gui installer: $ ./eagle-lin64-7_6_0.run Merry

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Beaglebone Black SSH over USB on Mac OSX El Capitan

It's been a while since I booted up my BBB. I previously used a Fedora install for most of my interactions with it, but I've been spending a lot of time in OSX recently. I knew I had this working just fine, previously, but it seems the update to El Capitan broke HoRNDIS. This is the main interface to the BBB over USB, in addition to the FTDI drivers. This issue has been reported and discussed over that the developer's (http://www.joshuawise.com/horndis) github. You can follow along, or just use my quick directions below. I'll do my best to update this as a 'formal' solution is developed. Let's break this up into two install processes: New Install Install the FTDI drivers. Install HoRNDIS pre-release 2. Restart the computer. Fix a Previous Install Remove the previous HoRNDIS ktext. sudo rm -rf

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XBee Setup Using Minicom on XBIB-U-DEV

I have a bunch of XBIB-U-DEV boards with XBee Pros I picked up cheap in a bundle. They were expensive, and now are outdated, but they are more reasonable now. I've had mine sitting around in a drawer, but I have a use for them in a current project I am working on (stay tuned). The Dev board will be incredibly useful for programming the XBee modules outside of the circuit in which they will reside. With a USB interface, this makes thing much easier than a serial port. My host here is actually a BeagleBone Black running Bone Debian 3/1/15. Plugging in the Dev board, we turn to the command line for more information: $ dmesg [  319.146976] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial [  319.154573] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic [  319.154773] usbserial: USB Serial support registered

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