Running NetBSD on the Orange Box

xnetbsdonns3Figure 1: The diminutive tablet finally shows its X (click to enlarge).

The orange box Pi2 powered tablet is shown running Netsurf on NetBSD in Figure 1. It’s always so hard to get good pics of screens in photos like this. It really looks much clearer in reality (versus this pic) …

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Tiny Power RF Comm

nrf24-showing-status-byte3Figure 1: Status and printDetail() page of the pingpair_dyn sample app (click to enlarge).

Finally, the nRF24 devices are talking to each other!  It was a bit of a road trip.  One thing to note is the importance of the status byte, and the status page.  A hex 0x00 in the status byte, and lots of zeros in the printDetail() page is a pretty good indicator that your SPI is not operational, and you’re not talking to the transceiver.  More on this issue follows …

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