Archive for the C.H.I.P. Category

Pump up the volume

Posted in Linux, Embedded, C.H.I.P. on July 22, 2017 by asteriondaedalus

So Target had finally dropped prices of sound bars with aux input to AUS$49 so I can deal with the wife’s nagging about the BOSE wifi sound system with a $9 C.H.I.P. and a $49 sound bar.



Perfect for the bedhead in the main bedroom and the window sill in the guest bedroom or in the book case in the wife’s study.

I only bought two as we had the speaker tower in the backroom.

Now, given all the problems I had with debian server distro and the OZiP, here I am using nmcli to setup the static IP for the wifi on the C.H.I.P. with no problems.

Given I had the 3-pin serial cable out I just swapped it over.

I did flash the C.H.I.P. 4.4 onto one of my C.H.I.P. but it would always run the shutdown command for some reason in and around the login steps.

So I re-flashed with the headless server version and everything is fine.

So, I used nmcli to setup the wifi using the provided example.

I then used “sudo nmtui” and setup the static ip and then reboot.

I found the device on my gateway list of wifi devices … bute!

To install shairpoint-sync I simply followed the instructions at Hackster.

The nuisance, the wife has given up her iPhone for a Samsung S8 which she doesn’t like.  I found you can get Airplay running on Android so we could get by.  I bought her a new laptop but she hasn’t moved her iTunes to that yet.  She hasn’t installed iTunes on the PC i built her.

iTunes is on her old laptop so there are some politics there to get that transferred – especially as I have my eye on her old laptop to be my 64bit Debian dev box.

So while the Airplay route is “comfortable” it is rather “complicated”.

However, she has an iPad that she now hardly if ever uses so it can be the server for the house music.

Too easy drill sergeant!

Too easy, that is, because even though I am using a debian based distro on the C.H.I.P., and essentially using the same tools to set up the C.H.I.P. as I was the OZiP, I am having no problems with C.H.I.P. headless server … though yes the dopey C.H.I.P. 4.4 was flaky.


Oh … yes, if she asks BOSE bought out by Thompson.



Here’s the theory …

Posted in Arduino, Beaglebone Black, C.H.I.P., General niff naff and trivia on April 29, 2017 by asteriondaedalus

… straight forward really.

MOOS-IVP happily compiles and runs on on of my Beaglebone Blacks.


Sooooo, no stretch (pardon the pun) for MOOS-IVP to fit onto a C.H.I.P.!


Both are 1GHz processors with 512M of memory.

The standard approach, in any event, is run MOOS-IVP on the linux board and have an arduino interfacing with the hardware.

Of course, I am running against the AIO:

You could just as easily run against a raft of other boards, such as:

Or even a Parallax Propeller board!

That would all depend on what you are offloading to the hardware layer.

Xmas sales!

Posted in C.H.I.P. on December 20, 2016 by asteriondaedalus

Wow, a shield for your Arduino with Wifi and Airplay and Audio, down from AUS$159 to AUS$99 for Xmas!

Or just ask Mike Brady for Airplay on your US$9 C.H.I.P.!

No, not that “Mike Brady“.

Wow! An ESP-13 shield down from AUS$34.95!  Or a WEMOS D1 R2 for US$6.  US4.60 if you buy 5 at a time, and you get AUS$3.14 change from the price of the ESP-13.