Author Archives: James Stokebrand

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 built from scratch

Its that time of year again.  Another fresh build straight off the VM machine.  Check it:

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RGB LED Controller and Node: Part 2 – Electronic Parts and PCB Hardware

Here is part 2 where I show off the parts and PCB for the RGB LED Project: Here are some additional pictures: I designed the PCB (printed circuit board) using Eagle CAD. I don’t own a reflow oven so its … Continue reading

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RGB LED Controller and Node: Part 1 – Hardware and Software Demo

Here is a project I’ve been working on for a while. It is a RGB LED Controller and Node. Here is a short demo of the finished product: This was a challenging project to put together.  The goal of this … Continue reading

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Android Lollipop 5.0 built from scratch

My Nexus 5 died. (Bad phone. BAD!) And its time to rebuild the Android baseline from scratch anyway so here it is. Lollipop 5.0 from scratch. Flashed on my backup Nexus 4. Nothing like a fresh rebuild with the latest … Continue reading

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Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 built from scratch

I develop on a Mac and I recently did an update to my Ubuntu Virtual Machine and … of course it hanged on reboot. (sigh) So, nuked it, reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04, install the latest patches, install the android toolchain etc … Continue reading

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XBee and Sensor Printed Circuit Board

After finishing the Building Wireless Sensor Networks book, I have to look at the output of the circuits and realize that you cant deploy a solder-less breadboard. (Laugh) It doesn’t look very professional to ship someone a rats nest of … Continue reading

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Android Jelly Bean 4.3 built from scratch

Created a new Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine last night, reinstalled the android tool chain. Downloaded and built android-4.3_r1.1 for my Galaxy Nexus test phone. Flashed without any issues. Check it: The hardest part was figuring out how to get the … Continue reading

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