• Gizmo2 - Flash BIOS to Autostart on power up

    Hi, Looking for a user friendly way to automatically start the Gizmo2 on power up. Understand its possible to change the BIOS to do this.  Anyone had any success with this?  Read various threads on adding ex...
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  • Gizmo2: Installing SSD and Ubuntu

    Previous posts: Gizmo2: 3D Printable Enclosure - First Iteration Gizmo2: Adding external PWR and RST buttons   Introduction Live USB Stick mSATA SSD Physical Installation SSD Detection Modi...
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  • Gizmo 2 Arch Linux Installation Guide

    Owing to the fact that Timesys embedded Linux, which comes preinstalled on the Gizmo 2 is designed primarily for use in "deeply embedded" systems as opposed to hobbyist and rapid prototyping usage, I have spent a fair...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - NEWS FLASH GPIO BREAKOUT!!!!!!

    Waiting for some bits and bobs to be delivered for the case build, I've been trying to find out how to access and use the gpio ports on Gizmo2.   The ubuntu install has a /sys/class/gpio folder and the export/un...
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  • GIZMO 2 another 3D printed enclosure

         This is my design for a 3D printed enclosure, I have used OpenSCAD for this as it's my preferred design tool and just for fun I used the GIZMO2 as my development workstation. To start with I ...
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  • Gizmo2: Adding external PWR and RST buttons

    Introduction Buttons Demo   Introduction  In my previous post, I designed and 3D printed an enclosure for the Gizmo2. Unfortunately, this blocks access to the onboard power and reset buttons. So...
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  • Build a self-driving RC car with the Gizmo 2

    I used the Gizmo 2 single-board computer for this project.     This project was originally inspired by a few of the image processing projects that I have gotten involved in as well as my strong interest in ...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - disk activity monitor update

    In a previous post, a small bar graph display was used to provide a visual animation of disk activity on Gizmo2. This is the updated version with the actual lightbar that is going to be used.   The video below ...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Light chaser mod

    In it's initial build, the console is going to have a nightrider style light chaser on the top to act as a disk activity monitor. There are plenty of other animation styles that can be used but for the proof of concep...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - First images from case build

    Deciding to choose a new and unfamiliar material was maybe a bad idea at first, I was a out of my comfort zone and was putting off getting started with using it.   Well that was until I made my very first cut.....
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Installing Mame

    Mame is a Multiple arcade machine emulator allowing computers to play games from arcade machines by providing it with rom files. Installation is straight forward but can have some pitfalls if you don't know the proced...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Progress Update # 2

    Wow! what a busy couple of weeks, I've had a few extra days away from home that I wasn't expecting so updates have been a bit short on the ground, I decided to get straight on with things rather than blog intermittent...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Launching GUI apps without Desktop

    The Gizmo's main limitation is it's ram which means that the less resources the system needs, the more we can devote towards applications that we want to use.   There are lots of lightweight Desktop environment...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Amiga emulator

    To be able to play Amiga games, an emulator is needed; specifically SF-UAE.   The emulator needs to have roms that act as a kind of BIOS called kickstart in order to boot games. A company bought the rights to o...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2 - Core software finalised

    It's been longer than anticipated finishing off installing the core software; and it's all Gizmo's fault..   There I was, quietly sat going through some terminal commands thinking I was nearly done when the the...
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  • Gizmo vs Warsow. Flawless victory!

    Here's a video demonstrating launching application outside of the desktop environment on Ubuntu, A screen recorder launches the in turn launches Warsow and records it in high+ graphics mode while capturing the screen ...
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  • Gizmo on Fire!!

    I came across the Catalyst Fire graphics chipset drivers for Gizmo2's G series system on chip and found the performance increase well worth the effort of installing them.   The AMD download site has tons of opt...
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  • Gizmo 2 - Out of the box

    I have received my Gizmo 2 just before the Easter weekend.  Its arrival was perfect timing for me to see try out its capabilities out of the box and share that experience in this post.  There are already a f...
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  • Cyberpunk style teaser video for Gizmo 2 retro games console project and roadtest review

      Index of progress reports, technical information and project details: http://www.element14.com/community/people/violet/blog/2015/04/15/hadron-vortex-g2--content-index   Check back regularly for new cont...
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  • Hadron Vortex G2

    Watch out for more info on the Hadron Vortex G2 retro gaming console. Brought to life by Gizmo2.   Have you got gremlins in your system?    
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