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Creating a Custom Linux Kernel for the Edison

Intel Edison image courtesy of SparkFun Electronics

If you want to add custom options to the Edison Linux kernel, you will need to compile it from source and enable the options you want. This tutorial is based on Intel’s Edison BSP User Guide, VijayNooki‘s post in the Intel Forum, and hammock‘s post in the Intel Forum. You will need to perform these steps […]


Quick Tip: Changing Default Directory of Git Bash

I don’t know why this give me so much trouble, but it did. When I installed Git for Windows, the default, Bash-like Windows terminal for git, it insisted that its home directory was /s (nowhere near my Documents folder in windows). Here is a quick tip to make Git Bash change its home directory automatically (so […]


LED Circuit From Magnet Video

Dropping a magnet through a spool of wire to light an LED

I have had a few requests for the LED circuit used in my magnet video. I’m excited to see people wanting to build the circuit! The same concept is used in those shake flashlights. The circuit is really not too difficult. The important thing is that you will need a spool of magnet wire with a […]