Posts in category "hardware"

Reading and Parsing USB GPS Data in C with NmeaLib

19 September 2008 in hardware

I’m currently working on a project that requires GPS data, and need a way to retrieve data from a USB-based GPS receiver I purchased (a USGlobSat BU-353 USB GPS receiver). Fortunately, most GPS receivers, particularly USB ones, support the NMEA 0183 protocol.

How to Monitor Parallel Port Interrupts in User Space in Linux

16 September 2008 in hardware

For a 40+ year old technology, the parallel port can be a surprisingly useful device for interfacing your computer with external devices.