Monthly Archives: February 2022

Running Arduino IDE in a Debian Live session

The Arduino IDE requires access to the serial port (/dev/ttyUSB0 on my machine) to upload a sketch to the Arduino. In a Debian Live session, the default user (“user”) doesn’t have permission to access the serial port. Possible solutions include: … Continue reading

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Installing VirtualBox on Debian 11

Install VirtualBox Note: To get VirtualBox working on my machine, I had to disable “secure boot” in the machine’s BIOS settings so that the vboxdrv kernel module could be loaded. The vboxdrv module appears to be unsigned. Go to this … Continue reading

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More PRBS turtle graphics

In this plot, four cycles of PRBS-15 are shown. Like all PRBS sequences generated using a linear feedback shift register (LFSR), this binary sequence is periodic with a period of 32767 bits. The colour of each point on the path … Continue reading

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PRBS visualisation in the style of turtle graphics

Having just watched two great Numberphile videos with Matt Henderson (1, 2), I was inspired to try visualising a PRBS in the style of turtle graphics. Below is my first quick experiment. The sequence used in this example is the … Continue reading

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