This is probably going to be one of those projects that never ever gets properly finished, but that teaches a lot along the way.
First some background: Whilst following Paul McWorther’s IMU BNO055 course, I had a requirement for a serial plotter application, one that was better than the paltry offering built into the Arduino IDE (it autoscales too much and isn’t particularly configurable). In the video course, SerialPlot is used, a nicely functional Qt based Windows and Linux application, but there is no OS X port (typical!).
I had found previously (/RealtimePlotter), a nice Processing based plotter but… well, maybe I was being overly fussy, but I really wanted a native application.
Now, porting the fully functional SerialPlot from Linux to OS X could be a direction to go, but… meh…
Then, after more searching, I found a Github repository for another serial plotter, /SerialPlot, for OSX that is also, ironically, Qt based. Last commit was in 2011.
Knowing nothing about Qt, I thought I’d have a go at getting it working… on an old 2010 MBP running High Sierra (10.13.6), with Xcode 9.4.
Blocked by the
qwt framework which isn’t seen.
Continue reading SerialPlot – a Qt adventure on OS X
Which version of VMware Fusion works on High Sierra (10.13.6)
Continue reading VMware Fusion for High Sierra
Every time I go to use
apt-get I get the “Could not get lock” error.
Continue reading Killing the dpkg frontend lock
A crib sheet for useful OS X terminal commands…
Continue reading Terminal Tricks
An old Pentium M 1.73 GHz Laptop, for 500 baht. 500 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard disk.
Continue reading Toshiba Tecra A5
I wrote this basic guide for my friend Boom, who has limited knowledge of computers and computer install and maintenance. Hopefully it might help someone else too…
Continue reading How to install Windows
This page has been extracted from Toshiba Tecra A5 as it had little bearing on the laptop itself.
Continue reading ClamAV
I had downloaded a 500 MB ebook in PDF format. Ridiculously big. Unfortunately, using Preview’s Export… option and the Reduced File Size filter made the PDF unreadable.
However, you can add your own custom filter, using the ColorSync Utility application…
Continue reading Reducing PDF file size in OS X
On a mad movie downloading spree…? In the end, your disk will fill up and then you’ll be sorry…
Continue reading Moving Torrents to a new directory/disk